Small molecule Screening at Helmholtz Zentrum München – From Biology to Molecules

Author(s): Kenji Schorpp, Kamyar Hadian.

Journal Name: Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening

Volume 17 , Issue 3 , 2014

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Within the last few years the Helmholtz Zentrum München has established several initiatives enabling the translation of basic research results into discovery of novel small molecules that affect pathomechanisms of chronic and complex diseases. Here, one of the main operations is the Assay Development and Screening Platform (ADSP) that has state-of-the-art equipment for compound screening and provides knowledge in a variety of biochemical or cell-based phenotypic assays. In particular, ADSP has a strong focus on complex assays such as high-content screening in stem cells that are likely to provide an innovative approach complementary to biochemical assays for the discovery of novel small molecules modulating key biological processes.

Keywords: Academic screening, assay development, drug discovery, high content screening, HTS, liquid handling, phenotypic screening.

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Year: 2014
Page: [266 - 271]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1386207317666140109124410
Price: $58

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