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This blog is meant to allow Fragment-based Drug Design Practitioners to get together and discuss NON-CONFIDENTIAL issues regarding fragments.

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Last Friday the US FDA approved erdafitinib (Balversa) for certain bladder cancers with FGFR2 or FGFR3 mutations. Although the fragment-to-lead story has yet to be published, those of you who were fortunate enough to attend Fragments 2019 last month heard...
CHIs Drug Discovery Chemistry (DDC) meeting took place last week in San Diego. I think this was the largest yet, with >825 attendees, a third from outside the US, and nearly 70% from industry. The initial DDC meeting in 2006 had just four tracks, of which...
A couple weeks ago we highlighteda small fragment collection (MiniFrags) designed for crystallographic screening. We continue the theme this week with two more papers on the topic, with an emphasis on halogens. The first, published in J. Med. Chem. by Martin...

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This week thousands of chemists converged on the venerable city of Boston for the Fall National ACS meeting. One brief but rich symposium was entitled Best practices in fragment-based drug design, organized by Amy Hart, David Marcoux, and Heidi Perez (BMS).After...
Ten years ago today Teddy launched Practical Fragments with a simple question about screening methodologies. More than 660 posts later we've returned to that topic several times, most recently in 2016. But before you can start screening you need a fragment...
More mature readers may remember a column by Daedalus, aka David E. H. Jones, which used to run in Nature. Sadly he passed away last year, but his company, DREADCO, is still going strong. They have just launched a new product that should be of wide interest.Our...

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