Invention Optimization tools for drug formulation and discovery
Inventor Herschel Rabitz, the Charles Phelps Smyth ’16 *17 Professor of Chemistry
Finding the ideal formulation for a new drug can involve sifting through many possible ingredients and conducting a large number of experiments. A mathematical optimization program developed by Herschel Rabitz and his team provides the ability to model a mixture to predict the performance of all possible combinations of components. The approach can be used not just for drug formulation, but also in drug discovery and fundamental research.