User’s dilemma: Case
Dispersion of expensive drug candidate compounds
We prepare many kinds of samples from drug candidate compounds, and analyze toxicity.
As we use many expensive compounds, it is ideal that we prepare samples using a small amount of compound and analyze them without increasing cost.
However, due to specifications of the equipment we used, we needed to process at least 1 kg of compound at a time to properly pulverize the compound, so we had a cost problem.
In addition, as many drug candidate compounds are insoluble, we needed to pulverize them with a pulverizer and to disperse them in water, and this process sometimes took 10 hours.
We needed to fundamentally review the sample preparation cost and introduce more rapid methods of analysis.