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Interview Question

ORDP Intern Interview South San Francisco, CA

What's the difference between a small molecule drug and a

  biology drug. (Totally wasn't ready for it)

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Even if you do not know the answer, your ability to think and come up with an intuitive answer and a justification for that answer is what they are looking for.

Interview Candidate on May 12, 2013

Small molecule equals something that can be produced by chemistry in a lab, think Bayer Aspirin. Large proteins must be generated by a cell to be folded properly, yadda yadda, and are the essence of Biotechnology.

Genenhopeful on Jun 18, 2013

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