New Issue | Current Computer-Aided Drug Design; Volume 16 Issue 2

 

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Current Computer-Aided Drug Design aims to publish all the latest developments in drug design based on computational techniques. The field of computer-aided drug design has had extensive impact in the area of drug design.

Current Computer-Aided Drug Design is an essential journal for all medicinal chemists who wish to be kept informed and up-to-date with all the latest and important developments in computer-aided methodologies and their applications in drug discovery. Each issue contains a series of timely, in-depth reviews/mini-reviews, original research articles and letter articles written by leaders in the field, covering a range of computational techniques for drug design, screening, ADME studies, theoretical chemistry; computational chemistry; computer and molecular graphics; molecular modeling; protein engineering; drug design; expert systems; general structure-property relationships; molecular dynamics; chemical database development and usage etc., providing excellent rationales for drug development.

 

Articles from the journal: Current Computer-Aided Drug Design; Volume 16 Issue 2:

 

For details on the articles, please visit this link: http://www.eurekaselect.com/node/582/current-computer-aided-drug-design/issue/16/2727/2/9757

Aims & Scope | Current Computer-Aided Drug Design

 

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Current Computer-Aided Drug Design aims to publish all the latest developments in drug design based on computational techniques. The field of computer-aided drug design has had extensive impact in the area of drug design.

Current Computer-Aided Drug Design is an essential journal for all medicinal chemists who wish to be kept informed and up-to-date with all the latest and important developments in computer-aided methodologies and their applications in drug discovery. Each issue contains a series of timely, in-depth reviews/mini-reviews, original research articles and letter articles written by leaders in the field, covering a range of computational techniques for drug design, screening, ADME studies, theoretical chemistry; computational chemistry; computer and molecular graphics; molecular modeling; protein engineering; drug design; expert systems; general structure-property relationships; molecular dynamics; chemical database development and usage etc., providing excellent rationales for drug development.

 

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Editors Choice Article | The Scalability of Wet Ball Milling for The Production of Nanosuspensions

 

Journal Name: Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology

Author(s): Maria L.A.D. Lestari, Rainer H. Müller, Jan P. Möschwitzer *

 

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Background: Miniaturization of nanosuspensions preparation is a necessity in order to enable proper formulation screening before nanosizing can be performed on a large scale. Ideally, the information generated at small scale is predictive for large scale production.

Objective: This study was aimed to investigate the scalability when producing nanosuspensions starting from a 10 g scale of nanosuspension using low energy wet ball milling up to production scales of 120 g nanosuspension and 2 kg nanosuspension by using a standard high energy wet ball milling operated in batch mode or recirculation mode, respectively.

Methods: Two different active pharmaceutical ingredients, i.e. curcumin and hesperetin, have been used in this study. The investigated factors include the milling time, milling speed, and the type of mill.

Results: Comparable particle sizes of about 151 nm to 190 nm were obtained for both active pharmaceutical ingredients at the same milling time and milling speed when the drugs were processed at 10 g using low energy wet ball milling or 120 g using high energy wet ball milling in batch mode, respectively. However, an adjustment of the milling speed was needed for the 2 kg scale produced using high energy wet ball milling in recirculation mode to obtain particle sizes comparable to the small scale process.

Conclusion: These results confirm in general, the scalability of wet ball milling as well as the suitability of small scale processing in order to correctly identify the most suitable formulations for large scale production using high energy milling. Read out full article at: http://www.eurekaselect.com/171179/article

BSP Patent Journal: Recent Patents on Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery

ImageRecent Patents on Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery

ISSN: 2212-3970 (Online)
ISSN: 1574-8928 (Print).

Editor-in-Chief:
Khurshid Zaman
Bentham Science Publishers
USA

Breast Cancer: Current Developments in Molecular Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment

Author(s): Jo-Anne de la Mare, Lara Contu, Morgan C. Hunter, Buhle Moyo, Jason N. Sterrenberg, Karim C.H. Dhanani, Lorraine Z. Mutsvunguma and Adrienne L. Edkins

Affiliation: Biomedical Biotechnology Research Unit (BioBRU), Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology, Rhodes University, P.O. Box 94, Grahamstown, 6140, South Africa.

Abstract

Due to the high heterogeneity of breast cancers, numerous recent patents describe improved methods of detection and classification which promise better patient prognosis and treatment. In particular, there has been a shift towards more effective genetic screening to identify specific mutations associated with breast tumours, which may lead to “personalised medicine” with improved outcomes. Two challenging areas of breast cancer research involve the development of treatments for the highly aggressive triple negative breast cancer subtype as well as the chemotherapy-resistant cancer stem cell subpopulation. In addition, despite numerous recent advances in breast cancer treatment in woman, male breast cancer remains poorly understood and there are limited therapies available which are developed specifically for men. This review serves to report on important developments in the treatment of breast malignancies patented in the past two years as well as to highlight the current gaps in the field of breast cancer therapeutics and areas which require further study.

For details on the journal, please visit: Recent Patents on Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery
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