Choosing the right drug target: how to avoid late-stage failure and increase chances of success

Solutions Consultant

Whether prioritizing internal candidates for further development or deciding which early projects to in-license, choosing the right target is essential to increasing the chance of successfully launching your drug.

Selecting the wrong target in early drug discovery can waste time and money, and eventually result in failure of the program. Winning the race to be first-in-class is potentially lucrative but inherently risky, while being best-in-class requires an asset to be clearly differentiated from the competition.

Topics covered:

  • Evaluate the biological evidence for linking a target to a disease of interest
  • Monitor the early drug-target landscape and be alerted to potential future threats
  • Establish a benchmark for “best-in-class” efficacy and safety
  • Make data-driven decisions based on scientific and commercial factors