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Innovative Approaches in Drug Discovery

Ethnopharmacology, Systems Biology and Holistic Targeting

  • 1st Edition - October 3, 2016
  • Authors: Bhushan Patwardhan, Rathnam Chaguturu
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 0 1 8 1 4 - 9
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 0 1 8 2 2 - 4

Despite considerable technological advances, the pharmaceutical industry is experiencing a severe innovation deficit, especially in the discovery of new drugs. Innovative Appro… Read more

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Despite considerable technological advances, the pharmaceutical industry is experiencing a severe innovation deficit, especially in the discovery of new drugs. Innovative Approaches in Drug Discovery: Ethnopharmacology, Systems Biology and Holistic Targeting provides a critical review and analysis of health, disease and medicine, and explores possible reasons behind the present crisis in drug discovery. The authors illustrate the benefits of systems biology and pharmacogenomics approaches, and advocate the expansion from disease-centric discovery to person-centric therapeutics involving holistic, multi-target, whole systems approaches. This book lays a path for reigniting pharmaceutical innovation through a disciplined reemergence of pharmacognosy, embracing open innovation models and collaborative, trusted public-private partnerships. With unprecedented advances made in the development of biomedically-relevant tools and technologies, the need is great and the time is now for a renewed commitment towards expanding the repertoire of medicines. By incorporating real-life examples and state-of-the-art reviews, this book provides valuable insights into the discovery and development strategies for professionals, academicians, and students in the pharmaceutical sciences.