Improving the Tuberculosis Drug Development Pipeline

19 October 2015


Article by Dimitrios Evangelopoulos and Tim McHugh selected as the Editors Choice for the October issue of Chemical Biology & Drug Design

"Mycobacterium tuberculosis is considered one of the most successful pathogens and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, a disease that urgently requires new chemical entities to be developed for treatment. There are currently several new molecules under clinical investigation in the tuberculosis (TB) drug development pipeline. However, the complex lifestyle of M. tuberculosis within the host presents a barrier to the development of new drugs. In this review, we highlight the reasons that make TB drug discovery and development challenging as well as providing solutions, future directions and alternative approaches to new therapeutics for TB."