By Rajiv Nayar and Mark C. Manning, HTD Biosystms, Inc., pp. 20-28. Outsourcing is often considered a way to expedite drug development, but other options exist for companies that don't choose it yy} or that run up against the capacity shortage. The resources devoted to speeding up the drug discovery process led to combinatorial libraries, high-throughput screening, proteomics, and genomics. Now the same types of innovation can be applied to drug development to prevent valuable lead compounds from sitting idle on the shelf.