Mercachem takes teaching of the next generation of drug hunters very seriously!
A group of students and teachers from the Hogeschool InHolland enjoyed an exciting and educational afternoon with members of our medicinal chemistry team. After a short introduction to Mercachem, they engaged in a workshop on drug development.
In just two hours, a hit molecule was transformed into a marketed drug. During the process, hurdles such as CYP inhibition, hERG liabilities, and metabolic instability were resourcefully tackled by designing new compounds and having them evaluated by Mercachem medicinal chemists.
We all look back on a very nice, interactive afternoon. From the enthusiasm with which the students cooperated and engaged in learning, we can say for certain that the future of drug discovery looks bright!!