Medical Innovation

Drug Discovery

Celgene Target-Identification and Drug-Discovery Capabilities

Celgene has developed target-identification and drug-discovery technology platforms that enable the Company to proceed rapidly from target identification and validation through lead identification and optimization.

Celgene Target- and Drug-Discovery Process:

Drug Discovery chart

A Novel Therapy Spends the Least Amount of Time in Its Lifecycle as a Branded Treatment

Developing a new medicine takes an average of 10-15 years; the Congressional Budget Office reports that “relatively few drugs survive the clinical trial process.” Innovative therapies have a limited time in their lifecycle to recapture investment and fund future innovation.

Drug Discovery Chart

Source: Drug Discovery and Development: Understanding the R&D Process. Available at Accessed 11/15/12. Congressional Budget Office. Research and Development in the Pharmaceutical Industry, 2006.


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