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Capillary Electrophoresis: Trends and Developments in Pharmaceutical Research

Suvardhan Kanchi, Salvador Sagrado, Myalo I. Sabela, Krishna Bisetty
August 10, 2017

Capillary electrophoresis (CE) has become an established method with widespread recognition as an analytical technique of choice in numerous analytical laboratories, including industrial and academic sectors. Pharmaceutical and biochemical research and quality control are the most important CE...

Development and Application of Biomarkers

Roger L. Lundblad
June 07, 2017

First introduced to biomedical research in 1980, the term biomarker has taken on a life of its own in recent years and has come to mean a number of things. In biomedical science, biomarker has evolved to most commonly mean a characteristic that can be used either as a diagnostic or a prognostic,...

Disposable Bioprocessing Systems

Sarfaraz K. Niazi
March 29, 2017

Because of many misconceptions, the biological drug manufacturing industry does not fully utilize disposable components, despite their wide availability. These misconceptions include concerns for the quality of materials, running costs, scalability, the level of automation possible, and the...

Introduction to Market Access for Pharmaceuticals

Mondher Toumi
January 04, 2017

Market access is the fourth hurdle in the drug development process and the primary driver for global income of any new drug. Without a strategy in place for pricing, showing value for effectiveness and an understanding of the target purchasers’ needs, the drug will fail to reach its intended market...

Poorly Soluble Drugs: Dissolution and Drug Release

Gregory K. Webster, Robert G. Bell, J. Derek Jackson
December 16, 2016

This book is the first text to provide a comprehensive assessment of the application of fundamental principles of dissolution and drug release testing to poorly soluble compounds and formulations. Such drug products are, vis-à-vis their physical and chemical properties, inherently incompatible with...

Cancer Inhibitors from Chinese Natural Medicines

Jun-Ping Xu
December 01, 2016

Nature is an attractive source of therapeutic and preventive compounds, and with such chemical diversity found in millions of species of plants, over 60% of currently used anticancer agents are derived from natural sources. Cancer Inhibitors from Chinese Natural Medicines summarizes new...

The Pharmaceutical Index: 2013 Worldwide NCEs

Pharmacodia (Beijing) Co.,Ltd.
November 28, 2016

An ideal drug candidate should possess good pharmacological activity, absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and toxicity properties. Historically, there are around 6,000 drugs being used in humans and approximately 3,000 still in clinical use, not including herbal medicines. This...

Bio-Targets and Drug Delivery Approaches

Sabyasachi Maiti, Kalyan Kumar Sen
October 18, 2016

The advances in drug delivery systems over recent years have resulted in a large number of novel delivery systems with the potential to revolutionize the treatment and prevention of diseases. Bio-Targets and Drug Delivery Approaches is an easy-to-read book for students, researchers and...

Chiroptical Spectroscopy: Fundamentals and Applications

Prasad L. Polavarapu
August 23, 2016

This book details chiroptical spectroscopic methods: electronic circular dichroism (ECD), optical rotatory dispersion (ORD), vibrational circular dichroism (VCD), and vibrational Raman optical activity (VROA). For each technique, the text presents experimental methods for measurements and...

Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery: Fundamentals, Design, and Applications

Saurabh Bhatia
July 08, 2016

This important new book provides the fundamental understanding of the peptide and protein drug delivery systems with a special focus on their nanotechnology applications. Addressing an increasing interest in peptide and protein drug delivery systems in both academic and industrial circles worldwide...

Polysaccharide Hydrogels: Characterization and Biomedical Applications

Pietro Matricardi, Franco Alhaique, Tommasina Coviello
November 04, 2015

Hydrogels are an emerging area of interest in medicine as well as pharmaceutics, and their physico-chemical characterization is fundamental to their practical applications. Compared with synthetic polymers, polysaccharides that are widely present in living organisms and come from renewable sources...

Tapping Molecular Wilderness: Drugs from Chemistry–Biology--Biodiversity Interface

Yongyuth Yuthavong
September 04, 2015

This book is for readers with some background in science, concerning the search for drugs, starting from molecular diversity in nature or molecular wilderness. Drug molecules may be used as such, or as starting points for improved drugs obtained from the interface of chemistry and biology. In some...

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