Drug Discovery

Screening for a Cure

The Baruch S. Blumberg Institute is using pharmaceutical grade high-throughput robotic systems to screen its own compound library of more than 80,000 carefully selected diverse molecules and the Natural Products Library of more than 100,000 extracts donated to us by Merck & Co. in 2011, which is considered one of the most extensive and best curated collection in the world. Both the compound library and natural products collection are being screened for therapeutic activity against hepatitis B, hepatitis C, liver cancer and other clinical targets of interest and need. Learn more about our Natural Products Drug Discovery Institute.