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Drug Discovery of the Year

Published: 01 Jan 2018 in Prizes and awards


This award aims to show how crucial pharmacology remains in the development of new medicines, and to reward the achievements of the teams of scientists who discover new drugs.


The award will be given to the discovery team behind a drug (large or small molecule) which is an exciting new prospect that best fulfils the following criteria:

  1. Gained regulatory approval within the last three years in the EU and/or the US
  2. Preclinical to clinical translation shows the importance of pharmacology in the drug discovery/development process
  3. Has a significant impact on an unmet medical need
  4. First-in-class, or is a significant improvement over other drugs in the class
  5. And, mechanism of action known