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Journal of Automatic Chemistry
Volume 20 (1998), Issue 4, Pages 117-120

Placing and preserving priorities: projects, productivity, progress and people

Wyeth-Ayerst Research, Robotics and Automation, CN 8000, Princeton, New Jersey 08543, USA

Copyright © 1998 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


High throughput screening (HTS) involves using automated equipment to test a large number of samples against a defined molecular target to identify a reasonable number of active molecules in a timely fashion. Major factors which can influence priorities for the limited resources of the HTS group are projects, productivity, progress and people. The challenge to the HTS group is to provide excellent and timely screening services, but still devote efforts to new technologies and personnel development. This article explains why these factors are so important.