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Drug Targets

A Drug Target is defined as a tiny molecule that is involved in some sort of process in a human cell. The process it is involved with can be anything from metabolic (having to do with metabolism) to signaling (taking a chemical signal and turning it into a physical response). Drug targets are specific to a disease condition, like the destruction of the myelin sheath with multiple sclerosis. Other drug targets are disease specific proteins, receptors, enzymes, genes, etc.

Andrea Charles

In this Pharma IQ interview David Elder, Director of Product Development, GlaxoSmithKline and Brendan Griffin Lecturer in Pharmaceutics and Course Director University College Cork, discuss how they are tackling major challenges in drug...

Contributor: Andrea Charles
Sun, 12/04/2011
Andrea Charles

In this podcast Donald Macarthur, global pharmaceutical business analyst, speaks to Andrea Charles from Pharma IQ, about Pharma's steps into the orphan drug market and whether payers can afford to fund orphan drugs at a time of austerity measures...

Contributor: Andrea Charles
Wed, 07/20/2011
T. E. Gopala Krishna Murthy

Multiparticulates or multiple unit dosage forms are the discrete, small, repetitive units of drug particles which may or may not possess similar drug release pattern.  They can be tailored for pulsatile, controlled and or delayed, targeted drug...

Contributor: T. E. Gopala Krishna Murthy
Sun, 10/03/2010