HTS or High Throughput Screening is often the first step of a drug discovery endeavor. Once a potentially interesting target is identified, a molecular starting point can be found by screening large number of compounds, for example the Roche compound library. An assay needs to be developed ad hoc which delivers information on efficacy and selectivity while withstanding the demands of fast and reliable testing. HTS is largely performed by robotic systems, which are adapted and programmed for the task at hand.

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