Pharmaceutical and biotech companies will convene at the ``New Pharmaceutical Chemistry Accelerating Drug Discovery'' Conference & Exposition in Orlando, FL on April 4th and 5th right before the American Chemical Society National meeting to discuss recent developments in drug discovery and related technologies, announces Strategic Research Institute.

Bristol-Myers Squibb, Aventis, Millennium, Pfizer, Arqule, Chiron, Wyeth-Ayerst and many others will present on current developments in lead identification and optimization, structural biology, computational chemistry, predictive informatics, HTP medicinal and combinatorial advances as well as strategic business partnership/alliances to pharmaceutical chemists.

Abstracts are being accepted until January 11, 2002. To be considered a speaker, please respond by Friday January 11 and email at Steve Kuperberg or Glenn Pascual a title of the proposed talk, the speaker's name, title and company. For more details, call Steve Kuperberg at 212-967-0095, ext 261 or Glenn Pascual at 212-967-0095, ext 245.

Arqule and ChemBridge are sponsors for this event. For more information on Sponsorship and Exhibition, please contact . Mark Alexay