Drug candidate

What is Drug candidate?

Drug candidate definition and meaning on Health terms:
In medicines development, the drug candidate is the molecule among several that has been shown to have sufficient target selectivity and potency, and favourable medicine-like properties and justifies further development. It will then be subjected to a new series of tests, and non-clinical studies and clinical trials. At this stage it is not yet a medicine.


reference: https://www.eupati.eu/glossary/