Discovery & Development: Narrowing down thousands of potential targets to a handful, with researchers generating insights that help them identify new technologies or new uses for existing technologies.
Pre-Clinical Research: As research progresses, scientists work to further narrow the list of potential target molecules that show promise and work to further understand their mechanics.
Clinical Research: To help a developer understand the effects of a given biologic on humans, the drug candidate enters clinical trials on a small population of patients.
Government Review: The process of reviewing clinical data and chemistry, manufacturing, and controls information submitted to regulatory bodies takes time.
Commercialization: Pending FDA approval, the therapy or technology enters into the market for widespread use.