Pharmaceutical sciences in a science of Pharmaceutical products that mainly focuses on Drug development, Drug design, delivery and manufacturing by integrating the principles of Chemistry, Biology, Engineering and related fields. Pharmacy is the science with the utilities of making drugs. It is a health-related field that links medical sciences and aims to ensure the safe and productive use of pharmaceutical drugs. Pharmacy specialist study on the drug therapy and focus on the primary health and enhance the use of medication for the benefit of the patients. Pharmaceutical Sciences focuses on the basic principles of Inorganic & Organic chemistry, Engineering, Bio-chemistry, and Biological sciences to understand the novel techniques of drug delivery to the body and translate the integrated understanding into novel and innovative therapies against human diseases and disorders.
Pharmaceutical microbiology and biotechnology have evolved as a useful field for the productions of biologic from microbial cells or animal or human cell lines. Biotechnological concepts and manipulations in the these filed has enhanced the production, variety and types of biologic produced. These field are expected to grow further in the future.
Drug designing is one of the essential components for drug discovery process. Drug Screening predicts the binding energy of the lead molecule to the target & the thermodynamic properties. Molecular mechanics/Molecular dynamics is the most used methods to predict the model conformation changes
This session will discuss the practical difficulties in drug targeting and designing and approaches to overcome them.
With the rapid development of new drug and innovative therapeutics, new pharmacovigilance procedures and methods have to be implemented for assurance of drug safety and the quality of life of patients.
This session deals with various technological developments in Bio-therapy for Cancer treatment, Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy, Bio-therapy in wound treatment, Radio-pharmaceuticals and Nuclear medicine.
Pharmacology has evolved as a multi-disciplinary science with many sub-specialties including clinical pharmacology, cardiovascular pharmacology, behavioral pharmacology, neuropsychopharmacology, pharmacogenetics, and Pharmacoeconomics.
Pharmacology assesses the positive effects of the drugs while toxicology deals with the negative effects of the drug as well as chemical substances and the means to ameliorate such effects.
Pharmacokinetic activity depends on the amount of drug levels at the target site . Recent advances in analytical and quantitative methodologies are often non-invasive assessments of drug pharmacokinetics at the site of action for better understanding of pharmacokinetic properties.
Pharmacodynamics is affected by various factors including receptor binding and sensitivity, post receptor effects, chemical interactions, physiologic changes due to genetic mutations, diseases, aging, or impact of other drugs. Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics explain the effects of drugs to the host body.
Clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice play important roles in clinical trials and clinical research. In recent years pharmacist role in clinical research and patient care has improved significantly and they play active role in designing and modifying drug therapies.
This session focuses on the recent advancements in clinical research and pharmacy practice.
The physio-chemical and mechanical properties of the drug are indispensable in the preparation of the drug in pre-formulation studies. In dealing with protein pre-formulation, it is important to consider the solution behavior of a given protein under different physiological conditions.
While formulating the drug, physio-chemical properties like particle size, polymorphism`, pH and solubility are should be taken into consideration as they impact bio availability and the activity of a drug. The formulation should ensure that the dosage should have a uniform appearance, acceptable taste and capsule disintegration properties.