Volume 94 Issue 17 | p. 7 | News of The Week
Issue Date: April 25, 2016 | Web Date: April 22, 2016

Analysis of 40 years’ worth of patents reveals pharma reaction trends

Analysis of 200,000 patents issued from 1976 to 2015 unravels how medicinal chemists conduct research and how drug discovery has changed
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Organic SCENE
Keywords: synthesis, big data, literature search, chemical patent, process chemistry, drug discovery

A massive computer-guided text mining of pharmaceutical industry patents has helped elucidate what kinds of reactions have been run most often by medicinal chemists over the past 40 years.

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