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1) Advantages
2) Novelty
3) Rationale
4) Intellectual property
5) Unique molecules
6) Hit-rate
7) Diversity
8) Resupply
9) Unextracted herbs
10) Extraction
11) Ethnic data
12) Screening
13) Shelf-life
14) Kit sizes
15) Separation
16) Human studies
17) Pre-fractionation
18) 'Frequent hitters'


Natural product libraries for drug discovery


Frequently asked questions

16) Are the extracts provided in the library suitable for use in human or animal studies?

No. The extracts provided in the library are provided as solutions in DMSO. The library is provided for in vitro research purposes only, and the constituents are not intended for human or animal consumption.

However, the plant species comprising the library have been chosen to maximise the opportunity for rapid translation to human or animal dietary or nutraceutical studies. In particular, the majority of the plants included have a history of safe oral use in man. We anticipate that this approach may enable preliminary information to be gained rapidly with respect to the bioavailability and pharmacokinetics of lead compounds through the use of the parent raw plant materials in feeding studies.

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Natural product libraries for drug discovery


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