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Aims & Scope

ASSAY and Drug Development Technologies provides access to novel techniques and robust tools that enable critical advances in early-stage screening. This research published in the Journal leads to important therapeutics and platforms for drug discovery and development. This reputable peer-reviewed journal features original papers application-oriented technology reviews, topical issues on novel and burgeoning areas of research, and reports in methodology and technology application.

ASSAY and Drug Development Technologies coverage includes:

  • Assay design, target development, and high-throughput technologies
  • Hit to Lead optimization and medicinal chemistry through preclinical candidate selection
  • Lab automation, sample management, bioinformatics, data mining, virtual screening, and data analysis
  • Approaches to assays configured for gene families, inherited, and infectious diseases
  • Assays and strategies for adapting model organisms to drug discovery
  • The use of stem cells as models of disease
  • Translation of phenotypic outputs to target identification
  • Exploration and mechanistic studies of the technical basis for assay and screening artifacts

The Journal also features a dedicated Drug Repurposing, Rescue, and Repositioning (DRRR) section. These special peer-reviewed collections of papers present techniques and tools for finding new uses for approved drugs – particularly for disorders where no animal model, physiologic abnormality, biochemical pathway, or molecular target has been identified.

This DRRR special section features original papers, application-oriented technology reviews, and reports in methodology and technology application to drug repurposing and redevelopment including:

  • Designing assays and interpreting output to enable alternate drug target identification
  • Pathway analysis and bioinformatics to identify and exploit drug promiscuity
  • In silico technologies to identify alternate drug targets
  • "Big Data" mining and side effect pattern analysis in clinical and healthcare repositories

ASSAY and Drug Development Technologies is under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief Bruce J. Melancon, PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; and other leading investigators.The DRRR section is under the leadership of Hermann Mucke, PhD, of H. M. Pharma Consultancy. View the entire editorial board.

ournal Audience Includes: Drug discovery and assay development scientists, drug delivery and formulation specialists, molecular and behavioral pharmacologists, pharmaceutical and biotechnology researchers, and disease foundation advocates, among others.



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  • Web of Science: Science Citation Index Expanded™ (SCIE)
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  • Biological Abstracts
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  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • EMBASE/Excerpta Medica
  • Chemical Abstracts
  • ProQuest databases
  • PsycINFO
  • BenchSci
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