The impact of computers in biotechnology drug research

  • Polly Moore
Conference paper


Biotechnology has informational needs which overlap, but are different from, the ‘chemical information’ required for traditional pharmaceutical drug development. As with chemical information, computers play a crucial role in organizing, storing and analyzing biotechnology data. This paper will address the main forms of information relevant to biotechnology drug development, and the role of the computer in managing it.


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Chemical Information Linear Sequence Nonstandard Amino Acid Molecular Input Line Entry System 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Polly Moore
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  1. 1.Department of Information ResourcesGenentech, Inc.USA

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