Strategies to Improve Solubility of Drug Candidates

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Only about 4% of candidate drugs reach the market. The main culprits of this failure are due to issues with dosing , exposure and toxicity. Join us as Dr. Paul Leeson shares how improving candidate quality can be facilitated by the selection of lead-like chemical starting points, control of physicochemical properties during optimization, employment of predictive chemistry tools, and the application of ligand efficiency measures.

What You Will Learn

  • The obstacles faced by medicinal chemists when attempting to optimize solubility in the face of other physiochemical parameters
  • General strategies for improving solubility through structural modification and a suggested priority for executing the different approaches
  • Recent examples from the literature which highlight underappreciated structural changes which lead to improved solubility


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Paul Leeson
Paul Leeson Consulting

Richard Connell

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