Pharmaceutical-profiling [47,48] programs provide multivariate property data, starting at the earliest phases of drug discovery. This information is used to enhance discovery-team information for effective decisions on selection and optimization of leads. A comprehensive program provides a diverse set of measurements of properties critical to successful discovery experiments, as well as the safe delivery of sufficient drug to the target-disease tissue. Multivariate analysis techniques are useful for developing models, making predictions, and effectively presenting data for discovery-team use. Pharmaceutical profiling has become an integral "technology" in drug discovery and is growing in its contribution to discovering new drugs.
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