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1.3 Chemical and physical sciences

Research in chemical and physical sciences that may lead to the future development of diagnostic tools or medical treatments including

  • bioengineering and biophysics
  • chemical structures, interactions and properties
  • molecular modelling
  • material science

For coding all basic chemical, physical and bioengineering research including development of therapeutics or diagnostics underpinning 4 Detection and Diagnosis or 5 Treatment Development code groups.

Excludes crystal structural studies of normal proteins which should be coded as 1.1 Biological.