Drug Repositioning: Bringing New Life to Shelved Assets and by Michael J. Barratt, Donald E. Frail

By Michael J. Barratt, Donald E. Frail

The how's and why's of profitable drug repositioning

Drug repositioning, often referred to as drug reprofiling or repurposing, has turn into an more and more vital a part of the drug improvement procedure. This publication examines the company, technical, clinical, and operational demanding situations and possibilities that drug repositioning deals. Readers will the right way to practice the most recent experimental and computational equipment that help drug repositioning, and particular case experiences through the booklet show how those tools healthy in the context of a finished drug repositioning strategy.

Drug Repositioning is split into 3 parts:

  • Part 1, Drug Repositioning: enterprise Case, options, and Operational Considerations, examines the scientific and advertisement drivers underpinning the search to reposition latest medications, guiding readers throughout the key strategic, technical, operational, and regulatory judgements wanted for winning drug repositioning programs.

  • Part 2, program of know-how structures to discover New symptoms and Repurpose present Drugs, units forth computational-based concepts, instruments, and databases which have been designed for repositioning reports, screening ways, together with combos of latest medications, and a glance on the improvement of chemically changed analogs of licensed agents.

  • Part three, educational and Non-Profit tasks & the position of Alliances within the Drug Repositioning Industry, explores present investigations for repositioning medicinal drugs to regard infrequent and missed ailments, that are usually neglected by way of for-profit pharmaceutical businesses as a result of their loss of advertisement return.

The book's appendix offers important assets for drug repositioning researchers, together with info on drug repositioning and reformulation businesses, databases, executive assets and companies, regulatory organisations, and drug repositioning tasks from academia and non-profits.

With this booklet as their consultant, scholars and pharmaceutical researchers can the way to use drug repositioning thoughts to increase the lifespan and purposes of current medications in addition to maximize the go back on funding in drug study and development.

Chapter 1 Drug Repositioning: The company Case and present innovations to Repurpose Shelved applicants and advertised medicinal drugs (pages 7–32): John Arrowsmith and Richard Harrison
Chapter 2 possibilities and demanding situations linked to constructing extra symptoms for medical improvement applicants and advertised medicinal drugs (pages 33–51): Donald E. Frail and Michael J. Barratt
Chapter three scientific and Operational concerns in Repositioning advertised medicines and Drug applicants (pages 53–64): Damian O'connell, David J. Sequeira and Maria L. Miller
Chapter four Regulatory concerns and methods for Drug Repositioning (pages 65–88): Ken Phelps
Chapter five Computational and Bioinformatic techniques for Drug Repositioning (pages 89–135): Richard Mazzarella and Craig Webb
Chapter 6 Mining clinical and medical Databases to spot Novel makes use of for current medications (pages 137–161): Christos Andronis, Anuj Sharma, Spyros Deftereos, Vassilis Virvilis, Ourania Konstanti, Andreas Persidis and Aris Persidis
Chapter 7 Predicting the Polypharmacology of gear: settling on New makes use of via Chemoinformatics, Structural Informatics, and Molecular Modeling?Based techniques (pages 163–205): Li Xie, Sarah L. Kinnings, Lei Xie and Philip E. Bourne
Chapter eight Systematic Phenotypic Screening for Novel Synergistic combos: a brand new Paradigm for Repositioning current medicines (pages 207–252): Margaret S. Lee
Chapter nine Phenotypic In Vivo Screening to spot New, unexpected symptoms for present medications and Drug applicants (pages 253–290): Michael S. Saporito, Christopher A. Lipinski and Andrew G. Reaume
Chapter 10 previous medications Yield New Discoveries: Examples from the Prodrug, Chiral change, and Site?Selective Deuteration techniques (pages 291–343): Adam J. Morgan, Bhaumik A. Pandya, Craig E. Masse and Scott L. Harbeson
Chapter eleven Repurposing medications for Tropical ailments: Case experiences and Open?Source Screening tasks (pages 345–388): Curtis R. Chong
Chapter 12 Drug Repositioning Efforts by way of Nonprofit Foundations (pages 389–431): Donald E. Frail, Louis Degennaro, Aaron Schimmer, James Kasper, Richard Winneker, Todd B. Sherer, Alison Urkowitz, Kuldip D. Dave, Jill Panetta and John McCall
Chapter thirteen company improvement thoughts within the Repositioning (pages 433–444): Aris Persidis and Elizabeth T. Stark
Chapter 14 A Case examine in Drug Repositioning: Sosei (pages 445–456): Akinori Mochizuki and Makiko Aoyama

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