Introduction to the Proceedings of the Speed and Safety in Drug Discovery Symposium, hosted by the Safer Medicines Trust
Margaret Clotworthy and Kathy Archibald
On 26 November 2009, a groundbreaking international conference was held at the prestigious Royal Society in London. It was hosted by the Safer Medicines Trust, a charity which aims to improve human health by emphasising the need for humanrelevant research. The conference succeeded in drawing together representatives from the pharmaceutical industry and biotechnology companies, as well as academics and regulators, to learn about and exchange ideas on the latest techniques in drug safety testing.