Using case studies of successful drug discoveries and launches, this book helps master the necessary knowledge of the drug discovery process. It includes pharmacology, drug metabolism, biology, drug development, and clinical studies. The introduction provides an overview of process, principles, and technologies and each chapter contains case studies that focus on one therapeutic target. It also offers stories from patients who have used the drugs covered as a way to illustrate the impact medicinal chemistry has on real life.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Xianhai Huang , Robert G. Aslanian
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Dimensions: Width: 18.10cm , Height: 3.00cm , Length: 25.80cm
ISBN 10: 0470601817
Publication Date: 15 June 2012
Audience: Professional and scholarly , Professional & Vocational
Publisher's Status: Active
Availability: In Print
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<p> A well-made glossary is available in the appendix, which defines the dozens of terms that a medicinal chemist will encounter in his/her career. . . This book demonstrates yet again the need for new, better medicines and the reasons for the high cost of drug research. An enjoyable read!. ( ChemMedChem , 1 January 2013)
Xianhai Huang, PhD , is a Principal Scientist at Merck Research Laboratories. Dr. Huang is the inventor or co-inventor on more than forty patents and patent applications. As a mentor in the Schering-Plough chemistry postdoctoral program, Dr. Huang and his group discovered novel synthetic applications of (diacetoxyiodo) benzene and successfully applied the methodology to the total synthesis of psymberin, an antitumor natural product. Robert G. Aslanian, PhD , is an adjunct professor of chemistry at William Paterson University and was formerly a Senior Director of Medicinal Chemistry with the Schering-Plough Research Institute and Merck Research Laboratories. Dr. Aslanian has over twenty-five years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He is co-inventor on thirty-eight U.S. patents and coauthor on sixty-seven scientific articles and reviews.
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