Characteristics of Radiopharmaceuticals

Characteristics of Radiopharmaceuticals

Characteristics of Radiopharmaceuticals

Radiopharmaceuticals are a drug grouping of unique medicinal formations. These formations use radioactive isotopes, also known as radioisotopes, in clinical diagnosis, as well as for therapeutic interventions. Common uses of radiopharmaceuticals in clinical diagnoses are to determine the functioning of the liver, lungs, and kidneys, blood flow to the brain, bone growth, the predictive effects of surgery, and to assess changes since treatment. Common uses of radiopharmaceuticals in therapeutic interventions are cancer and tumor treatment, thyroid disease, palliative treatment of bone metastasis, and arthritis.   

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Guide to the Drug Development Process

Guide to the Drug Development Process

The drug development process is the process of developing, testing, and approving a new drug for pharmaceutical usage. Before a new drug reaches a patient, it must go through five steps to determine if it is a safe and effective means of treating a specific condition. Follow this guide to the drug development process to understand what steps scientists need to take to get a drug out of the lab and into the patient’s hands. 

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3 Methods You Should Know About for Custom Radiolabeling

In the United States, there are approximately 810,000 people that work at chemical companies. That number includes those who are in the pharmaceutical sector. Custom radiolabeling is an important part of the work that’s done in creating new pharmaceuticals. When it comes to custom radiolabeling compounds, there are a variety of methods that can be used. Here are a few of the methods that can be helpful for preclinical or clinical studies.

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GMP Quality Assurance and Control: The Difference and Importance

Good Manufacturing Practice — GMP — is essential for ensuring that pharmaceutical products are produced according to the standards put in place by the FDA. These GMP standards are designed to help minimize the risk of contamination and harm to consumers. Today, technology has only helped to further improve these standards, with cleanrooms now able to maintain humidity at as close as a plus or minus 1% tolerance. Improvements such as these help ensure products aren’t compromised, both during testing and during storage.

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Why Drug Companies Must Follow GMP Standards

The American pharmaceutical industry is one of the biggest in the world. Due to the fact that the United States exhibits a greater acceptance of pharmaceutical products than many countries, and even has a booming pharmaceutical sales industry, it’s clear that this particular industry can withstand a lot of stress, including that of the current pandemic. However, it’s not without its particular concerns.

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Chemical Purity: Definitions, Examples, and Applications

Chemical purity refers to an element contains a single substance, without any other element tarnishing its standalone existence. Creating products that offer chemical purity can be quite an involved process. However, it’s necessary in order for us to have vaccines, medicines, and even everyday household products. To learn more about chemical purity, how it is reached in a lab setting, and why it’s significant, continue reading.

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