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April 01, 2014 (Vol. 34, No. 7)

The Renaissance of Phenotypic Research

Serendipitous Pharmaceutical Discovery Is Making a Comeback through HCS

  • In the early days of pharmaceutical research, discoveries were often made by chance. Take for example the discovery of penicillin by Fleming in the 1930s. Fleming observed that a certain mold stopped the growth of bacteria, and chemists identified penicillin as the active chemical substance successful in fighting bacteria. ...

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