A High Throughput Approach to Delivering Compounds to Evolving Drug Discovery Departments

Posted: 07/01/2010
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As the demand for compounds used in Pharmaceutical Discovery continues to escalate, manual dispensing of compounds is no longer capable of keeping pace. The use of pre-configured plates of compounds solvated in DMSO lends itself to high-throughput automation, but is limited by its inability to easily support cherry-picking of individual compounds, especially when servicing requests containing large numbers of items, and the need to store solvated compounds frozen to extend shelf-life to reasonable durations requires undesirable freeze-thaw-freeze cycles for plate replication with this approach. In this presentation, Robert Schmitt, Manager, Molecular Services, GPRD Advanced Technology at Abbott Laboratories discusses how Abbott has addressed these issues.