31 October 2006
Applied Biosystems has launched a drug discovery application that enables pharmaceutical companies and contract research organisations to more quickly and accurately screen drug candidates – LightSight Software for Metabolite Identification.
Identifying drug metabolites, which are the intermediates and products of metabolism, is key to the drug discovery process, because the metabolites formed could be potentially toxic or could be more efficacious than the drug itself. Applied Biosystems/MDS SCIEX’s metabolite ID software, enables drug discovery scientists to examine thousands of drug candidates and quickly decide which fail to meet their requirements
More than 100 pharmaceutical scientists from 35 companies worldwide provided input and feedback for the development of the LightSight Software, resulting in a comprehensive metabolite ID package attuned to the way metabolite ID labs operate.
Because the application is designed to be workflow-based for the metabolite ID lab, it allows users to streamline their work, simplifying the process and allowing for a larger number of experiments to be performed without an increase in resources or training.