MDSI's Optimal Drug Collection
PHARMAKON 1600 is a unique collection of 1600 known drugs from US and International Pharmacopeia. Unlike competitive products, all compounds within the PHARMAKON 1600 Collection have reached clinical evaluation and not simply demonstrated biological activity experimentally. Most of the constituent drugs are still in the market. Data provided for each compound define its structure, CAS #, formula, molecular weight, biological profile and generic & market name. Literature references to use and toxicology are also included. PHARMAKON 1600 is available as 10mM DMSO solutions in twenty 96 well plates.
The term PHARMAKON is an ancient Greek term that refers to medicinal preparations that were used to alleviate a patient’s symptoms and, on occasion, cure the disease. PHARMAKON also encompassed poisons that were believed to provide therapeutic benefit with judicious use. The term still reflects the character of today’s medicines and a fitting title for this remarkable collection.