Drug Efficacy, Safety, and Biologics Discovery: Emerging by Sean Ekins

By Sean Ekins

This ebook covers key rising applied sciences - specific lower than concerning the subject - in pharmaceutical R & D and the way they've got considerably impacted (or are presently impacting) drug discovery. The cross-disciplinary collaborations implicit in integrating those applied sciences with drug discovery operations will gas the engine for destiny ideas. This ebook cuts around the a number of components of drug discovery, every one bankruptcy authored by way of pioneers in that box, making for a huge entice the chemical and organic scientists and technologists keen on drug discovery and improvement.

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Hence it is critical to predict and evaluate the safety margin for cardiac side effects for all drugs. In particular, the potential proarrhythmic risk of new drug candidates is a major subject of concern and needs to be carefully addressed before treatment of human volunteers or patients takes place [59]. , QT prolongation), is now a well-recognized biomarker for a life-threatening form of 14 FOCUS ON THE FUNDAMENTALS arrhythmia, called torsade de pointes (or twisting of points in an electrocardiogram) [60].

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