Today we remember and support #WorldAIDSDay. Medical research has seen amazing advances and milestones over the past few decades. Here at IRBM, we are proud to have played a major role in the discovery of Raltegravir (Isentress) while part of Merck & Co, for the treatment of #HIV-1 infection in combination with other antiretroviral agents.
IRBM’s medicinal chemists are incredibly proud to have contributed 3 articles to a special issue of the ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters in memory of Professor Maurizio Botta. Many of our chemistry team were former students of the professor and are therefore thrilled to be part of this tribute.
A visionary; Maurizio’s research covered antibiotics, antiviral, and antitumor agents, the total synthesis and structure determination of biologically active natural products and computational modelling. Today would have been his 70th birthday. He is very much missed by the medicinal chemistry community across the globe.