CINF Rachelle Bienstock  Monday, March 28, 2011 

35 - Traditional medicine patents lead to enhanced drug discovery derived from natural products

Senior Product Mgr John Zabilski, Content Manager Roger Schenck Content Planning, CAS, Columbus, OH, United States

Since ancient times natural products have provided relief from numerous aliments. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, noted that powder derived from the bark of the willow tree helped heal pain and headaches. In the 1800's, chemists isolated the beneficial substance as salicylic acid and refined it by buffering sodium salicylate with acetyl chloride to create acetylsalicylic acid or aspirin. In more recent years, Traditional Medicine patents have increasingly delved into rich vein of natural products for potential drug discovery. The CAS databases have mined this wealth by adding more than 50,000 new traditional patent records from several countries. This presentation will illustrate the vast content available and methods to easily explore it by using SciFinder or STN.

Monday, March 28, 2011 03:45 PM
Natural Products and Drug Discovery: Cheminformatics and Computational Chemistry (01:30 PM - 04:15 PM)
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Room: 204 C


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