Glossary

Proteomics

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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 diseased cells. These may be potential diagnostic markers for particular diseases, or targets for drug development. Unlike the genome, which is constant regardless of cell type, the proteome varies in each cell type.
  • Pharmacogenomics

    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…
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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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