A can-do attitude and some lateral thinking can save time and money when it comes to exotic apparatus, says Derek Lowe
Derek Lowe asks (with some trepidation): do drug companies need scientists at the top?
It’s more a research problem, than a commercial one, says Derek Lowe
Derek Lowe investigates the long running tradition of naming reactions after their inventors
How do you reconcile the need for personal safety with unfamiliar compounds, asks Derek Lowe
The pharma industry should be more open with its trial data, says Derek Lowe
Derek Lowe examines an alternative funding model for pharmaceutical research
There might be a better way to interview new starters, suggests Derek Lowe
Derek Lowe asks: Why don’t we use photochemistry more often?
Derek Lowe makes the case against using 'frequent hitters' in your assays
Derek Lowe would back a team of risk takers if he had to
Chemists and biologists often view the process of drug discovery very differently
It took Derek Lowe a while to find his motivation
How long is 'too long' in the drug discovery game?
How long is 'too long' in the drug discovery game? Derek Lowe considers the effects of life in the lab
Drug discovery requires experimentation, says Derek Lowe. But chemists can be reluctant to stray from the elements they know and love
Derek Lowe wonders what the lab lingua franca might be in the years to come
Derek Lowe discusses how companies are increasingly trying to do more with the compounds they already know a lot about
Derek Lowes considers the perfect lab environment
Derek Lowe discusses the compounds you can buy but won't see anywhere in the literature
You have to make space for good sense when thinking about safety, argues Derek Lowe
Derek Lowe considers an increasingly popular business strategy in the drug industry, the much discussed 'pay for delay' deal
Derek Lowe highlights the less visible pitfalls on the road to a new drug
The financial markets can be a rollercoaster ride, writes Derek Lowe, so should chemists working in industry worry about the company share price?
To the unfamiliar, chemists might all look the same. But some common categories are easy to identify, explains Derek Lowe