Drug discovery is the process by which new drugs are discovered and designed. In the past most have been discovered either by identifying the active ingredient from traditional remedies or by a chance discovery. The unintended discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming in 1928 is one of the most famous examples of this.
At Lombardi, our approach to drug discovery is systematic, beginning with understanding how a disease is controlled at the molecular and physiological levels. Once this is known, medicinal chemists in a state-of-the-art drug discovery laboratory at Lombardi design new and unique therapeutic molecules that selectively target the disease-causing processes, reversing the harmful effects. Providing the critical step between scientist and patient, our drug discovery experts turn science into a cure.