It takes nearly 12 years for a new drug to reach the patient from a research lab. This time period is spent to discover and develop the drug to make it fit for human consumption. To know how the drugs are developed before you can buy them from the store; take a look at the steps of drug development process involved in preclinical studies:
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All preclinical studies are designed to know the effectiveness of a particular treatment in human beings. With advancements in Science, in vitro studies have gained recognition to provide relevant information in research.
But, animal testing continue to prove their utility in preclinical research studies. Rodents are used in maximum studies, but for wound healing research, pigs are considered fit as preclinical models.
This is so because rodents differ from humans in a number of anatomical
The number of animals used in preclinical studies is continuously increasing. Each year millions of experimental animals across the world are sacrificed in the name of scientific research.
The pain, distress and death experienced by the animals during scientific experiments have been an issue of debate since long. Besides the major concern of ethics, there are few more disadvantages of using animals for scientific experiments, like requirement of skilled manpower, time consuming protocols, an
Preclinical research studies form an important step in the process of drug development. It is the method of collecting adequate data that helps the researchers to decide whether it is safe for you to take a particular drug or not by conducting thorough studies on animals or plant specimens.
But knowing the safety profile of the drug the only benefit or outcome of a preclinical studies?
A preclinical studies conducted to know the efficacy of a new drug or medical device a
What is Good Laboratory Practice?
Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) encompasses a set of principles for defining a framework within which laboratory or preclinical studies are planned, performed, monitored, recorded, reported, and stored for future reference.
The need for GLP
GLP was first instituted in the US when FDA (Food and Drug Administration) discovered numerous cases of wrong data submission and poor laboratory practices by toxicology labs and pharmaceutical companies across the United S
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Chemotherapy has plentiful of benefits, but the adverse effects can be noxious. We pharmacologists call “off-target toxicity” where the drug agents will kill the healthy cells as well as cancer cells. Whereas, the novel, targeted therapies are often designated as “silver bullets”. In my view, the targeted ther