Department of Pharmaceutical biotechnology
Pharmaceutical biotechnology department is a relatively new and growing field in which the principles of biotechnology are applied to the development of drugs. A majority of therapeutic drugs in the current market are bio formulations, such as antibodies, nucleic acid products and vaccines. Such bio formulations are developed through several stages that include: understanding the principles underlying health and disease; the fundamental molecular mechanisms governing the function of related biomolecules; synthesis and purification of the molecules; determining the product shelf life, stability, toxicity and immunogenicity; drug delivery systems; patenting; and clinical trials.
While biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies both produce medicine, biotechnology companies' medicines have a biological basis, and pharmaceutical companies' medicines have a chemical basis. Biotechnology companies use live organisms or their products, such as bacteria or enzymes, to manufacture their drugs.
Address: School of Pharmacy, Nazlou Campus, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, I.R.IRAN
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