By selecting the most
appropriate target structures, using new technology
platforms such as ultra high-throughput screening and
genetics, we will be able to discover and develop drugs
that offer unprecedented efficacy and
technologies and areas of research are the basis for
today's revolution in medicine. Some of these have
emerged over the past few decades, others more recently.
Molecular biology and its most important instrument,
genetic engineering, make it possible to study
biological processes in cells, organs and organisms at
the level of biomolecules. The causes of diseases can be
identified. Thus it was discovered, for example, how the
human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that
causes AIDS, penetrates and destroys white blood cells.
In combination with information technology, automation
and new chemical techniques, biosciences have the tools
to develop new and better drugs.