Glossary

Pharmacogenomics

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The application of genomics to the discovery and development process for drugs. This use of genetic information can predict the safety, toxicity and/or efficacy of drugs in individual patients or groups of patients. Genomics may aid drug development by defining specific receptive subpopulations of patients, thus simplifying and focusing the clinical trial process. Refined models of disease mechanism based on knowledge of the genome may provide new lines of research and possibly new drugs.
  • Proteomics

    The study of gene expression at the protein level, by the identifying and characterizing proteins present in a biological sample. By comparing samples from healthy and diseased tissues, it is possible to identify proteins that are specific to disease…
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  • Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO)

    A company that offers both contract drug development and manufacturing services. Comprehensive services range from early-stage R&D services such as synthesis, scale-up, formulation development, stability studies and method development all the way thr…
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