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Drug Discovery and Development

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About the Course

In this course, Dr Matthew Ivory (Cardiff University) discusses the entire process of drug development and discovery. How do scientists go through this journey? We begin by: (i) discussing lead compounds, molecules with some desired biological properties that can potentially be tweaked into drugs; before (ii) looking at how we carry out this tweaking of lead compounds to be taken orally; and the first pre-clinical studies that are carried out on a new drug; and then (iii) looking at how we can design safe drugs to be taken by humans, and the methods of delivery at our disposal; as well as (iv) observing the various human studies carried out and their varied aims and objectives; before finally (v) looking at how drugs mature in the commercial market.

About the Lecturer

Dr Matthew Ivory is a Lecturer at Cardiff University in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2016-present). His key expertise is in ex vivo human skin organ culture and histology, human skin immune cell extraction and culture, flow cytometry and pharmaceutical formulation, and his research interests are in the delivery of vaccines and therapeutics into the skin. In addition to this, he is also a qualified pharmacist.