Basic Principles of Drug Discovery and Development

Author: Benjamin Blass
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 012411525X
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Basic Principles of Drug Discovery and Development presents the multifaceted process of identifying a new drug in the modern era, providing comprehensive explanations of enabling technologies such as high throughput screening, structure based drug design, molecular modeling, pharmaceutical profiling, and translational medicine, all areas that have become critical steps in the successful development of marketable therapeutics. The text introduces the fundamental principles of drug discovery and development, also discussing important drug targets by class, in vitro screening methods, medicinal chemistry strategies in drug design, principles in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, animal models of disease states, clinical trial basics, and selected business aspects of the drug discovery process. It is designed to enable new scientists to rapidly understand the key fundamentals of drug discovery, including pharmacokinetics, toxicology, and intellectual property." Provides a clear explanation of how the pharmaceutical industry works Explains the complete drug discovery process, from obtaining a lead, to testing the bioactivity, to producing the drug, and protecting the intellectual propertyIdeal for anyone interested in learning about the drug discovery process and those contemplating careers in the industry Explains the transition process from academia or other industries

Smith and Williams Introduction to the Principles of Drug Design and Action

Author: H. John Smith
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203304150
Format: PDF
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Advances in knowledge and technology have revolutionized the process of drug development, making it possible to design drugs for a given target or disease. Building on the foundation laid by the previous three editions, Smith and Williams’ Introduction to the Principles of Drug Design and Action, Fourth Edition includes the latest information on topics such as gene therapy, computer-aided design, and molecular techniques including proteomics. Using real-world examples that illustrate the principles of drug design, the author explores the discovery of lead compounds and their manipulation in the production of non-toxic, metabolically stable drug candidates that will interact with target receptors in a predicted fashion. See what’s new in the Fourth Edition: Fully updates and expands the contents Coverage of agonists and antagonists of neuro-transmitters Information on the design of stable peptide-like drugs The human genome and its impact on drug discovery and development Advances in therapy and pharmacokinetics Adopting a from-the-bench-to-the-marketplace approach, the book provides a thorough grounding in rational drug design. It emphasizes principles and elucidates a framework for basic drug design into which current and, more importantly, future drugs will fit.

Pharmacokinetics in Drug Discovery and Development

Author: Ronald D. Schoenwald
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420010085
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Pharmacokinetics has evolved from its origin into a complex discipline with numerous subspecialties and applications in patient management, drug development, and regulatory issues. This expansion has made it difficult for any one individual to become a full-fledged expert in all areas. Fulfilling the need for a wide-ranging guide to the many existing subspecialties in this field, Pharmacokinetics in Drug Discovery and Development details the different areas in the field providing the ideal comprehensive, quick access text and reference. After an introduction of basic principles, the book is divided into sections that cover industrial and regulatory applications, clinical applications, and research applications. The following sections cover such topics as PK/PD approaches, clinical pharmacokinetic monitoring, population pharmacokinetics, linear systems approaches, and more. Fourteen authors, each an expert in his/her area of expertise, provide an extensive background into the subspeciality with emphasis on the section's theme. Covering the many sub-disciplines and providing pharmacokinetic concepts, terminology, and approaches, Pharmacokinetics in Drug Discovery and Development serves as a resource for professionals throughout this field.

Genomics in Drug Discovery and Development

Author: Dimitri Semizarov
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470409762
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Early characterization of toxicity and efficacy would significantly impact the overall productivity of pharmaceutical R&D and reduce drug candidate attrition and failure. By describing the available platforms and weighing their relative advantages and disadvantages, including microarray data analysis, Genomics in Drug Discovery and Development introduces readers to the biomarker, pharmacogenomic, and toxicogenomics toolbox. The authors provide a valuable resource for pharmaceutical discovery scientists, preclinical drug safety department personnel, regulatory personnel, discovery toxicologists, and safety scientists, drug development professionals, and pharmaceutical scientists.

General and Molecular Pharmacology

Author: Francesco Clementi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111876868X
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With a focus on functional relationships between drugs and theirtargets, this book covers basic and general pharmacology, from acellular and molecular perspective, with particular attention to the mechanisms of drug action – the fundamental basis forproper clinical use- without neglecting clinical application,toxicology and pharmacokinetics. • Covers cell and molecular pharmacology,bringing together current research on regulation of drug targets,at a level appropriate for advanced undergrad and graduatestudents • Discusses the relevance ofpharmacokinetics and drug development for the clinical applicationof drugs • Presents material from the perspective ofdrug targets and interaction, the theoretical basis of drug actionanalysis, and drug properties • Focuses on structure-functionrelationships of drug targets – informing about theirbiochemical and physiologic functions and experimental and clinicalpathways for drug discovery and development • Has a companion website that offers ahost of resources: short additional chapters about methodology,topics at the forefront of research, all figures and tables fromthe book, and Power Point slides

Drug Discovery and Development Volume 1

Author: Mukund S. Chorghade
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047178009X
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This two volume set provides a comprehensive account of the entiresequence of operations involved in discovering a drug through theactual delivery of the drug to clinicians and medicalpractitioners. Includes case studies of the discovery of erythromycin analogs(antibiotics), Tagamet, and Ultiva (remifentanil) Discusses the discovery of agents for the treatment andmanagement of bacterial infections, Parkinson's disease, psoriasis,ulcers and stomach pain, atopic dermatitis, asthma, and cancer Contains chapters on combinatorial chemistry, molecularbiology-based drug discovery, genomics, and chemogenomics The first volume of this set thoroughly describesconceptualizing a drug, creating a library of candidates fortesting, screening those candidates for in vitro and in vivoactivity, conducting and analyzing the results of clinical trials,and revising the drug as necessary.

Molecular Cancer Therapeutics

Author: George C. Prendergast
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471432029
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Offers an up-to-date overview of the different phases of drug discovery and preclinical development of new experimental cancer principles. Covers the discovery and validation of drug targets, drug screening, animal models, preclinical testing, pharmacology issues, and clinical concerns.

Chemical Biology

Author: Natanya Civjan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118434501
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An authoritative look at the application of chemicalbiology in drug discovery and development Based on the award-winning Wiley Encyclopedia of ChemicalBiology published in 2008, this book explores the role ofchemical biology in drug discovery and development. The first partof the book reviews key principles and techniques used in thedesign and evaluation of drug candidates. The second partelucidates biological mechanisms of certain diseases, illuminatingapproaches to investigate and target these diseases. Comprising carefully selected reprints from theEncyclopedia as well as new contributions from leadingscholars in the field, this book provides researchers in academiaand industry with important information to aid in the developmentof novel agents to treat disease. Self-contained articles cover avariety of essential topics, including: The design, development, and optimization of drugcandidates The pharmacokinetics and properties of drugs Drug transport and delivery Natural products and natural product models aspharmaceuticals Biological mechanisms underlying health and disease Treatment strategies for a range of diseases, from HIV toschizophrenia Chemical Biology is a top-notch guide and reference foranyone working in the areas of drug discovery and development,including researchers in chemical biology and other fields such asbiochemistry, medicine, and pharmaceutical sciences.

Flow Cytometry in Drug Discovery and Development

Author: Virginia Litwin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470922788
Format: PDF
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This book covers the unique application of flow cytometry in drug discovery and development. The first section includes two introductory chapters, one on flow cytometry and one on biomarkers, as well as a chapter on recent advances in flow cytometry. The second section focuses on the unique challenges and added benefits associated with the use of flow cytometry in the drug development process. The third section contains a single chapter presenting an in depth discussion of validation considerations and regulatory compliance issues associated with drug development.

Introduction to Biological and Small Molecule Drug Research and Development

Author: C. Robin Ganellin
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123977703
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Introduction to Biological and Small Molecule Drug Research and Development provides, for the first time, an introduction to the science behind successful pharmaceutical research and development programs. The book explains basic principles, then compares and contrasts approaches to both biopharmaceuticals (proteins) and small molecule drugs, presenting an overview of the business and management issues of these approaches. The latter part of the book provides carefully selected real-life case studies illustrating how the theory presented in the first part of the book is actually put into practice. Studies include Herceptin/T-DM1, erythropoietin (Epogen/Eprex/NeoRecormon), anti-HIV protease inhibitor Darunavir, and more. Introduction to Biological and Small Molecule Drug Research and Development is intended for late-stage undergraduates or postgraduates studying chemistry (at the biology interface), biochemistry, medicine, pharmacy, medicine, or allied subjects. The book is also useful in a wide variety of science degree courses, in post-graduate taught material (Masters and PhD), and as basic background reading for scientists in the pharmaceutical industry. For the first time, the fundamental scientific principles of biopharmaceuticals and small molecule chemotherapeutics are discussed side-by-side at a basic level Edited by three senior scientists with over 100 years of experience in drug research who have compiled the best scientific comparison of small molecule and biopharmaceuticals approaches to new drugs Illustrated with key examples of important drugs that exemplify the basic principles of pharmaceutical drug research and development