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Drug Development Teams

ByDuane B. Lakings

INTRODUCTION The drug discovery and development process requires the close interaction of a large number of scientific disciplines for as many as 10 to 12 years. Most pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms employ teams to guide the processes involved in taking a discovery lead through the various preclinical/nonclinical (or Safety) and clinical (or Efficacy) drug development stages for making the drug candidate into a therapeutic product. The responsibilities of these project teams include, but are not limited to:

1. Reviewing research results from experiments conducted by any of the various scientific disciplines.