Definition of High Throughput Screening

High throughput screening is a method through which the scientists are able to sequence large amounts of DNA. This sequencing is done in a very short period of time and a large number of samples can be sequenced at the same time. This method is specifically used in the discovery of drugs.


The data processing software, liquid handling machines, sensitive detectors allow high throughput screening to rapidly conduct millions of chemical, genetic and pharmacological tests. The antibodies and the genes that are being part of the metabolic pathways are quickly identified. The results obtained from these experiments provide us with the idea of designing drugs.


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