From Bedside to Wall Street
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Drug Discovery by Dr. Tamas Bartfai
Book DescriptionEveryone expects something from the drug industry. Physicians and patients, investors, regulators and administrators all have an active interest. Everyone wants to know what makes drugs work medically and economically. Why are drugs so expensive? Is it the drug companies or investors who demand high profits? What governs the pharmacoeconomics? Why are so few diseases treatable? This book opens the windows and doors of the industry telling the story of drug development by using real stories from inside the process. It is co-written by Graham Lees and Tamas Bartfai who has been involved in the development of drugs taken by more that 20 million people every day. It opens the windows and doors of the most regulated industry in the world, the pharmaceutical industry. It tells the story of drug development by using real examples based on current research and events. It provides an objective, lucid account of the successes and failures, shortcomings and constraints of the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. It gives insights into the development of new drugs to combat multiple conditions including cancer and pain. It offers balanced, unbiased account of how better to translate basic science into drug discovery.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780123695338
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Academic Press Inc
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 6-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Dr. Tamas Bartfai
Future of Drug Discovery, Paperback (July 2013)
Suitable for all those who care about the development needs for drugs for disease, this title provides a detailed look at the efforts of the pharmaceutical industry and how they relate, or should relate, to societal needs. It exposes the disconnect between what society needs and what the drug companies are working on.
Introduction to Peptides and Proteins, Hardback (September 2009)» View all books by Dr. Tamas Bartfai
Offers a relevant presentation of peptide and protein chemistry. This title provides key insight into the field of proteomics, including structural and functional aspects, biochip development, and clinical potential. It presents the information on concerns over protein degradation and the post-translational modifications of proteins and peptides.
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Author Biography - Dr. Tamas Bartfai
Tamas Bartfai was a student of mathematics, physics, and chemistry before translating his skills into biochemistry, pharmacology and neuroscience. Trained in Stockholm University, Yale University, and The Rockefeller University, he is presently a professor at The Scripps Research Institute, the University Oxford, and the University of Pennsylvania, and an expert in medicinal chemistry and the neurological sciences. He has been working in the development of new medicines and vaccines for many years as a former Sr.VP of Hoffmann La Roche, and long-term consultant at Astra, Novartis and, presently, Pfizer. Eight of the drugs Dr. Bartfai developed are in clinical use and three are in trials. He has trained and collaborated with many scientists throughout his scientific work on the topics of fever, neuropeptides, and prostaglandins, while publishing over 400 articles in over 80 journals. Dr. Bartfai has held many prestigious academic positions. He is a member of Academia Europae and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, a fellow of AAAS for pioneering work on neuropeptides, and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, which awards the Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Physics. He was professor of the Karolinska Institute, which awards the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology. He has been awarded a number of prestigious prizes including E tv s Medal for mathematics in 1966, Budapest, Hungary; Royal Swedish Academy's Svedberg Prize for biochemistry in 1985 and Ericsson Prize in 1996; and the Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar Award 2002. Graham V Lees acquired his BA, MA and PhD degrees at the University of Cambridge. His postdoctoral work on the biophysics of ion channels was followed by a lengthy career in scientific, technical and medical publishing with Elsevier (Amsterdam), Raven Press (New York), Academic Press (San Diego & London) and TheScientificWorld (San Diego, Boynton Beach, Newbury & Helsinki). His scientific writing has been actively increasing, including contributions to the textbook Fundamental Neuroscience; co-editing with Edward G. Jones and Lorne Mendell, and contributing to Neuroscience to Neurological Recovery for the Society for Neuroscience (SfN); and co-authoring The Future of Drug Discovery: Who Decides Which Diseases to Treat and Drug Discovery: From Bedside to Wall Street with Tamas Bartfai. He is interested in politics and social aspects of drug discovery. He has a profound ability to translate complex processes and ideas into more simple English that can be widely read. The authors' previous book Drug Discovery: from Bedside to Wall Street, Elsevier/Academic Press, 2006, has been published in Japanese (Chem-Bio Informatics Society) and Mandarin (Science Press). Their later book's Japanese and Mandarin editions are in preparation.
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