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Volume 3 Supplement 2

21st European Workshop for Rheumatology Research

  • Meeting abstract
  • Open Access

The integration of functional genomics, combinatorial chemistry and nanotechnology into a miniaturized drug discovery process

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Arthritis Research & Therapy20013 (Suppl 2) :L005

  • Received: 15 January 2001
  • Published:


  • Correlation Time
  • Functional Genomic
  • Discovery Process
  • Fluorescence Anisotropy
  • Fluorescence Technique

Future concepts in miniaturized HTScreening technologies will concentrate on making optimal use of the two emerging technologies, combinatorial chemistry and functional genomics. To effectively exploit compounds from highly-parallel combinatorial synthesis and the high number of new target proteins from functional genomics, Novartis and Evotec BioSystems developed the CONA-BSP (confocal nanoscanning - bead scanning picking technology) as a novel high throughput - low hit-rate HTS process. In combination with the Novartis proprietary AIDA-Technology, quantitative on-bead confocal fluorescence screening can be combined with off-bead confirmation via a series of fluorescence techniques such as fluorescence anisotropy, or rotational correlation time applied to equilibrium binding studies.

Single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy and confocal nanoscanning/AIDA technology provide an optimal combination for a miniaturized automated uHTS process with high mechanistic resolution in functional and coupled assay systems.

Authors’ Affiliations

Novartis Forschungsinstitut GmbH, Dermatology, Fluorescence based HTS-Technology Program, Vienna, Austria


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