Optimization of a discovered new substance as a major component of a finished product
Optimizing the initially discovered active substance is a mandatory process, especially when the substance cannot be extracted naturally, i.e. from a natural product. Even in the latter case, optimization leads to significant decrease of the production costs.
This is a complex process where a certain molecule, which was found to be active and thus aids or stops a particular physiological process, is subjected to a change of its structure in order to increase its activity and remove any potential toxic effects.