Analysing chemical structures can help to predict a drug’s toxicity


Project eTOX at the Financial Times article: "Science: High-tech drug research gives us a fuller picture"

The article highlights that 13 pharmaceutical companies have joined forces with academic institutions under the umbrella of the joint industry and EU-funded Innovative Medicines Initiative IMI on the “eTox” project. By sharing data on compounds they have tested in previous years, they are developing computer models to predict a drug’s toxicity, or how damaging it would be on a human, based on its chemical structure. 

There is a strong spirit of co-operation through public-private partnerships,” says Patrick Wier, GlaxoSmithKline’s vice-president for clinical safety. “Everyone appreciates the complexity of drug safety and recognises that we need to work together.”

eTOX project is coordinated by the GRIB.

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