Many of the technologies for lead discovery overlap with lead optimization as researchers attempt to incorporate the best drug characteristics early in the process. In the field of medicinal chemistry biotechnology and medicine drug discovery is the process by which new candidate medications are discovered. Modern drug discovery involve the identification of screening hits.
Related Journals of Drug Discovery and Optimization:
Drug Discovery Today, Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, Recent Patents on Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery, Recent Patents on Cardiovascular Drug Discovery, Drug Discovery World