From Journal of Biomolecular Screening
** 20th year of publication **
The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS), marks the beginning of its 20th year of publication by releasing a special issue addressing “Novel Therapeutic Approaches for Neglected Infectious Diseases.” The issue in its entirety is freely and fully available online (open access) thanks to the impetus and support from the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi). This presents an intriguing collection of thoughtfully assembled review papers and original research reports,” says JBS editor-in-chief Robert M. Campbell.
Fifteen scientific manuscripts present a sampling of research and perspectives that reflect the complexity and challenges of neglected infectious diseases and the scientific environment surrounding them. Drug discovery for neglected infectious diseases has changed dramatically in the last 10 years. The discipline now applies the most modern technologies to find new chemistry starting points, tackle translational challenges, and look for new diagnostic tools, which have led to new paradigms and collaboration efforts (PDPs, open access, open source drug discovery and more.