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Wells looks for new ways to fill the drug discovery pipeline

UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member James Wells, PhD, director of the Small Molecule Discovery Center, describes his approach, which uses precise, sophisticated matchmaking techniques, to improving the success rate of finding chemical compounds with the potential to become drugs.

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Jim Wells: Helping to Fill the Drug Discovery Pipeline


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