It is easy to take the advantages of drugs available today almost for granted, but an enormous amount of effort is required to discover and develop a successful new drug. In fact, only something like one in 4000 new chemical entities synthesised and evaluated will become a marketable product. The scale of this research and development work, combined with growing concern about occupational safety and environmental protection, has increased the need for effective modem laboratory facilities.
M.A. Barrie and A. Jefcoat