Developing products of any kind often happens in iterative cycles. For example, small molecule drugs emerge from numerous cycles of Lead Optimization, looping many times through molecule design, synthesis, and bio-activity measurements. Automating this cycle could significantly accelerate this cycle, hence there is an increasing drive to build platforms to this end.
At a 2019 workshop on Closed-Loop Make-Test-Design Platforms for Drug Discovery and Lead Optimization, the task to efficiently feed such platforms with chemical building blocks was identified as a challenge. The principles of such Closed-Loop platforms will be introduced, and the sample management specific questions discussed.
Registration opens soon.