Pharma Research 2021
Pharmacognosy is the study of drugs of natural origin.
Phytochemistry is the study of phytochemicals, which are chemicals derived from plants. Those studying phytochemistry strive to describe the structures of the large number of secondary metabolic compounds found in plants, the functions of these compounds in human and plant biology, and the biosynthesis of these compounds.
Natural products sometimes have therapeutic benefit as traditional medicines for treating diseases, yielding knowledge to derive active components as lead compounds for drug discovery.
This field has pivotal roles in biology and medicine. Through this conference specifically, we highlight the recent advances of this technology for medicine and drug delivery and discovery systems.
This conference would comprise of various sessions including: special keynote sessions, panel discussions, and poster presentations, young researcher forums, E-posters conducted by the most outstanding and renowned speakers in the field of pharmacognosy, phytochemistry and natural products
Scientific Sessions & Tracks
Pharmacology the science that deals with the origin, nature, chemistry, effects and uses of drugs; it includes pharmacognosy, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics and toxicology. The various aspects of pharmacological sciences are Behavioural pharmacology, Medical Pharmacology, Cardiovascular pharmacology, Endocrine pharmacology, Clinical pharmacology, Urogenital pharmacology, Pharmacokinetics, Neuropharmacology, Immune pharmacology, Cognitive models of the brain, Neural models of memory, Functional modes of the brain, Neuropsychology, Cognitive neuroscience and neurosystems. Clinical pharmacology
- Cardiovascular pharmacology
- Safety pharmacology
- Systems pharmacology
- Theoretical pharmacology
- Environmental pharmacology
- Experimental pharmacology
- Dental pharmacology
- Pharmaceutical toxicology
Pharmacognosy is the study of drugs derived from Plants and herbs and the other aspect of Pharmacognosy is Phytochemistry. The Drugs from natural sources can be obtained by the help of following methods like Computational chemistry, Medicinal chemistry, Molecular drug design, Protein structure prediction, molecular simulation, and exploratory development and Biochemistry.
- Drugs from natural sources
- Computational chemistry
- Structure aided and computer aided drug design
- Molecular drug design
Pharmaceutical Chemistry the study of drug design to optimize pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and synthesis of new drug molecules (Medicinal Chemistry). Pharmaceutical Chemistry is a branch of chemistry that deals with the chemical, biochemical and pharmacological aspects of drugs. It includes synthesis/isolation, identification, structural elucidation, structural modification, structural activity relationship (SAR) studies, study of the chemical characteristics, biochemical changes after drug administration and their pharmacological effects as well as analysis of drugs. In more simple words it is more broader than medicinal chemistry in its application also in the fields of analysis, identification, as well as, structural elucidation of drugs
- Drug discovery
- Protein structure prediction and molecular simulation
- Exploratory development
- Phytotherapy & complementary medicine
- Protein structure prediction and molecular simulation
Drug design, often referred to as rational drug design or simply rational design, is the inventive process of finding new medications based on the knowledge of a biological target. The drug is most commonly an organic small molecule that activates or inhibits the function of a biomolecule such as a protein, which in turn results in a therapeutic benefit to the patient. In the most basic sense, drug design involves the design of molecules that are complementary in shape and charge to the biomolecular target with which they interact and therefore will bind to it. Drug design frequently but not necessarily relies on computer modeling techniques. This type of modeling is sometimes referred to as computer-aided drug design. Finally, drug design that relies on the knowledge of the three-dimensional structure of the biomolecular target is known as structure-based drug design. In addition to small molecules, biopharmaceuticals and especially therapeutic antibodies are an increasingly important class of drugs and computational methods for improving the affinity, selectivity, and stability of this protein-based therapeutics have also been developed
- Factors influencing drug targeting
- Advances in drug targeting components
- Recent approaches to drug targeting
- Rational drug design
- Computer aided drug design
- Drug design theory
- Role of computers in drug design: their success and failure
- Rational drug design software
- Rachel software package
Pharmaceutical formulation, in pharmaceutics, is the process in which different chemical substances, including the active drug, are combined to produce a final medicinal product. The word formulation is often used in a way that includes dosage form.
- Formulation types
- Enteral formulations
- Parenteral formulations
- Topical formulations
Drug manufacturing is the process of industrial-scale synthesis of pharmaceutical drugs by pharmaceutical companies. The process of drug manufacturing can be broken down into a series of unit operations, such as milling, granulation, coating, tablet pressing, and others
- Formulation and pre-formulation development
- Powder blending
- Hot melt extrusion
Sometimes called, molecular manufacturing is a branch of engineering that deals with the design and manufacture of extremely small electronic circuits and mechanical devices built at the molecular level of matter. Nanotechnology is also being applied to or developed for application to a variety of industrial and purification processes. Purification and environmental clean-up applications include the desalination of water, water filtration, wastewater treatment, groundwater treatment, and Nano remediation.
- Nanobiomaterials and biopharmaceuticals
- Nanotechnology and clinical applications
- Nanotechnology in medicine and drug delivery imaging
- Nanotechnology in medicine and in targeted drug delivery
- Nanotechnology in cancer research
- Pharmaceutical engineering
- Bionanotechnology and biomems
- Nano-mechanisms for molecular systems
Drug delivery is the process of administering the drug or pharmaceutical product, in order to achieve desired therapeutic effect. The method by which drug delivered is important, as it has significant effect on its efficacy. Novel drug delivery system involves various approaches like medical devices or drug-device combination products. Novel drug delivery system (NDDS) involves combining polymer science, pharmaceutics and molecular biology. Novel drug delivery systemsare designed based on physical and biochemical mechanisms. Physical mechanism or controlled drug delivery system includes dissolution, osmosis, erosion and diffusion. Biochemical mechanism includes gene therapy, liposomes, nanoparticles, monoclonal antibodies. NDDS drugs are designed to target the site specific region, in order to achieve desired therapeutic effect, thereby reducing the side or toxic effects. Various drug delivery and drug targeted systems are developed, in order to minimize drug degradation, drug adverse effect, and in order to increase the drug bioavailability(amount of drug available at site targeted region). Site specific drug delivery may be either active or passive process.
- Nano particles
- Fast dissolving tablets (fdt)
- Magnetic microparticles
Nanomedicine is simply the nanotechnology applications in a healthcare setting and the majority of benefits that have already been seen involve the use of nanoparticles to improve the behavior of drug substances and in drug delivery. Today, nanomedicines are used globally to improve the treatments and lives of patients suffering from a range of disorders including ovarian and breast cancer, kidney disease, fungal infections, elevated cholesterol, menopausal symptoms, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, asthma and emphysema. Nanomedicine has the potential to develop radical new therapies based on an unprecedented control over both intracellular processes and the extracellular environment at the nanometer scale. To create precise solutions for intricate medical challenges in the area of wound healing, tissue regeneration and mitochondrial disease physical scientists, medical doctors, and industrial partners, work closely in the Radboud Nanomedicine Alliance. The National Nanotechnology Initiative expects new commercial applications in the pharmaceutical industry that may include advanced delivery systems, new therapies, and in vivo imaging.
- Scope of nanomedicine
- Future aspects of nanomedicine
- Nanomedicine for cardiovascular diseases
- Nanomedicine for lung diseases
- Nanomedicine for blood disorders
- Nanomedicine for cns
- Nanomedicine for gastrointestinal tract (gi) diseases
- Nanomedicine for other disease
- Novel drugs to nano drugs
- Nanodrugs for herbal medicines and cosmetics
Pharmaceutical analysis is a process or a sequence of processes to identify and/or quantify a substance or drug, the components of a pharmaceutical solution or mixture or the determination of the structures of chemical compounds used in the formulation of pharmaceutical product. Analytical techniquesmainly used for the separation of the components from the mixture and for the determination of the structure of the compounds.
- Novel approaches to analytical and bioanalytical methods
- Bioanalytical techniques
- Chromatography and techniques
- Spectroscopic techniques
- Nuclear magnetic resonanace
- Mass spectroscopy
- Regulatory issues and biosafety challenges in bioanalysis
- Applications of analytical and bioanalytical methods
Biologics are medicines made from living cells through highly complex manufacturing processes and must be handled and administered under carefully monitored conditions. Biologics are used to prevent, treat, diagnose, or cure a variety of diseases including cancer, chronic kidney disease, autoimmune disorders, and infectious diseases. A biosimilar is exactly what its name implies — it is a biologic that is “similar” to another biologic drug already approved by the FDA. Under U.S. law, a biosimilar is approved based on a showing that it is “highly similar” to an FDA-approved biological product, known as a reference product. It may not have any clinically meaningful differences in terms of safety and effectiveness from the reference product.
- Bio-analytics for biosimilars
- Extrapolation and interchangeability
- Legal considerations for biosimilars
- Biosimilar uptake and market considerations
- Challenges and regulatory approach for biosimilars
- Future of next generation biosimilars
Bio Pharmaceutics plays an important role in drug discovery like drug disposition, Innovations in clinical development, Pharmaceutical technology, Pharmaceutics and drug delivery, Drug design, Targeted drug, gene delivery, Sustained drug delivery system, Routes of administration, Fundamental drug development.
- Biopharmaceutics and drug disposition
- pharmaceutical technology
- Innovations in clinical development
- pharmaceutics and drug delivery
- Drug discovery and design
- Routes of administration
- Pre formulation studies
Packaging is one of the largest industry sectors in the world, worth several billions. Pharmaceutical packaging represents a meager percentage of this colossal market. The global healthcare industry has seen a shift in paradigm and is now skewed toward effective and meaningful packaging. Packaging was considered as an afterthought which was required merely in the final stages of manufacturing for many pharmaceutical companies about a decade ago.
- Future of packaging materials
- Regulatory considerations-china, us, eu, pharmacopoeia
- En 16679-anti-counterfeiting and tamper evidence techniques
- Packaging for patient compliance
- Packing technology for drug delivery systems
- Serialization implementation challenges for pharma companies
Quality is always an imperative prerequisite when we consider any product. Therefore, drugs must be manufactured to the highest quality levels. End-product testing by itself does not guarantee the quality of the product. Quality assurance techniques must be used to build the quality into the product at every step and not just tested for at the end. In pharmaceutical industry, Process Validationperforms this task to build the quality into the product because according to ISO 9000:2000, it had proven to be an important tool for quality management of pharmaceuticals. Validation is one of the important steps in achieving and maintaining the quality of the final product. If each step of production process is validated we can assure that the final product is of the best quality. Validation of the individual steps of the processes is called the process validation. Different dosage forms have different validation protocols. Process Validation is one of the important steps in achieving and maintaining the quality of final product. It gives a higher degree of assurance.
- Process validation and drug quality
- Approach to process validation
- Statutory and regulatory requirements for process validation
- Types of process validation
- Validation protocol and report
Pharmaceutical Microbiology is an applied branch of Microbiology. It involves the study of microorganisms associated with the manufacture of pharmaceuticals e.g. minimizing the number of microorganisms in a process environment, excluding microorganisms and microbial biproducts like exotoxin and endotoxin from water and other starting materials, and ensuring the finished pharmaceutical product is sterile. Other aspects of pharmaceutical microbiology include the research and development of anti-infective agents, the use of microorganisms to detect mutagenic and carcinogenic activity in prospective drugs, and the use of microorganisms in the manufacture of pharmaceutical products like insulin and human growth hormone.
- Antimicrobial effectiveness testing
- Microbial examination of non-sterile products
- Sterility testing
- Investigating USP sterility testing failure
- Bacterial endotoxin testing
- Particulate matter
- Antibiotic potency testing
- Bioburden estimation for medical devices
- Environmental monitoring
- Rapid screening methods
Industrial pharmacy is a discipline which includes manufacturing, development, marketing and distribution of drug products including quality assurance of these activities. The research topics are focussed on solving current general problems in pharmaceutical industry, such as formulation and characterization of sticky amorphous drugs, problem-solving for paediatric medicines and miniaturization of manufacturing processes.
Physical pharmacy incorporates information of arithmetic, material science and science and applies them to the pharmaceutical dose frame improvement. Physical pharmacy gives the premise to understanding the synthetic and physical wonders that oversee the in vivo and in vitro activities of pharmaceutical items.
- Product management
- Physical pharmacy practice
- Post- marketing surveillance
- Supply chain management
- Good manufacturing practices
- Industrial pharmaceutics
- Drug discovery and development
Pharmaceutical biotechnology has emerged as one of the major disciplines for drug discovery and development. Today the shape and vision of pharmaceutical aspects and challenges have completely changed, and the prefix "pharma" can also be accepted as a synonym for integrated life science approaches, ranging from genetics to molecular biology to diagnostics, with the common goal of delivering the best drug to the patient by biotechnological techniques.
- Biomedical data engineering
- Industrial pharma biotechnology
- Bioinformatics engineering
- Genetics & genetic engineering
- Tissue engineering
Clinical pharmacy is a health science discipline in which pharmacists provide patient care that optimizes medication therapy and promotes health, and disease prevention. The practice of clinical pharmacy embraces the philosophy of pharmaceutical care, blending a caring orientation with specialized therapeutic knowledge, experience, and judgment to ensure optimal patient outcomes. As a discipline, clinical pharmacy also has an obligation to contribute to the generation of new knowledge that advances health and quality of life.
Hospital pharmacy is a specialization of this field that includes additional duties such as aiding doctors in applying drug therapy. The statements were developed by the profession to bring uniformity to the practice of hospital pharmacy.
- Pharmacist key role in treatment
- Role of clinical pharmacist
- Challenges in compounding and dispensing pharmacy
- Role of hospital pharmacists
Pharmacovigilance is the science and exercises identifying with the discovery, evaluation, comprehension and counteractive action of unfavorable impacts or some other pharmaceutical related issue. Pharmacovigilance underpins general wellbeing programs by giving solid data to the productive evaluation of the hazard advantage profile of solutions, add to the appraisal of formal, uses, symptoms, damage, viability and danger of pharmaceuticals, empowering the sheltered, sound and more viable utilization of different medications. Advance instruction, understanding and clinical preparing in Pharmacovigilance and its successful accessibility to people in general.
Drug safety is otherwise called Medication Safety in the field of health. It is related with antagonistic impacts of Pharmaceutical items including numerous other logical perspectives, for example, the reactions of medications, the nature of solutions, prescription mistake in utilization of medications, absence of viability of medications, and fake medications. Tolerant Safety, Drug Interaction (drug–drug and food–drug cooperation) Drug Pharmacokinetic and Adverse Drug Reactionare a few terms required with Drug Safety.
- Postmarketing drug safety
- Signal detection in drug safety
- Consulting on risk management
- Adverse event reporting
Clinical research aims to advance medical knowledge by studying people, either through direct interaction or through the collection and analysis of blood, tissues, or other samples.
A clinical trial involves research participants. It follows a pre-defined plan or protocol to evaluate the effects of a medical or behavioral intervention on health outcomes. By taking part in clinical trials, participants not only play a more active role in their own health care, but they also can access experimental treatments and help others by contributing to medical research.
- Clinical research & clinical trials: academic perspective
- Clinical operations & project management
- Patient-centric clinical trials
- Innovations in clinical study designs
- Research and trials on oncology and aids
- Clinical trials on different diseases
- Medical imaging in clinical research
- Clinical data management and analytics
- Future of clinical trials and technology innovations
- CRO, sponsorship & outsourcing for clinical trials
- Clinical trial site selection and management
- Clinical trial forecasting, budgeting and contracting
- Clinical supply management
Pharmacogenetics is the science that supports understanding the part that a person's hereditary make-up plays in how well a prescription functions, and additionally what symptoms are probably going to happen, enhancing our capacity to distinguish the hereditary reasons for illnesses and look for new medication targets. Pharmacogeneticsalludes to hereditary contrasts in metabolic pathways which can influence singular reactions to drugs, both as far as restorative impact and additionally antagonistic impacts.
Pharmacogenomics is a quickly creating field that has essential ramifications in individualized treatment for patients and its suggestion influence tranquilize advancement issues such as medication safety, efficiency, and customized health care. Pharmacogenomics consolidates customary pharmaceutical sciences, for example, natural chemistry with explained colleague of qualities, proteins, and single nucleotide polymorphisms.
- Cancer pharmcogenetics
- Recent advances in DNA repair
- Methods to determine biological targeting
- T cell modulation and immune response
- Mutagenecity and genotoxicity
Regulatory Affairs contributes essentially to the overall success of drug development, both at early pre-marketing stages and at all times post-marketing. The pharmaceutical industry deals with an increasing number of interesting drug candidates, all of which necessitate the involvement of the quality assurance in regulatory affairs department. The importance of intellectual property law is well established at all levels-statutory, administrative and judicial. It lays down minimum standards for protection and enforcement in member countries which are required to promote effective and adequate protection of intellectual property rights with a view to reducing distortions and impediments to international trade. The Agreement provides norms and standards in respect of following areas of intellectual properties are Patents, Trademarks, copyrights, Geographical indications, Industrial designs.
- Drug regulations and organizations
- Global pharma products registration
- Intellectual property law for generics and innovator rights
- Safety and quality regulation in labelling
Standards of initial education and training for pharmacists set out the criteria against which we will approve education and training for student pharmacists and pre-registration trainee pharmacists. The standards ensure that newly registered pharmacists are competent to practice safely and effectively. The mission of pharmacy education is to prepare graduates who provide patient centered care that ensures optimal medication therapy outcomes and provides a foundation for specialization in specific areas of pharmacy practice; to participate in the education of patients, other health care providers and future pharmacists, to conduct research and scholarly activity and to provide service and leadership to the community.
- Clinical practice guidelines
- Patient centered pharmacy practice
- Global technical standards
- Critical view of pharmacy education
Scope and Importance:
Investigations into Pharmacognosy have recently regained prominence with the increasing understanding of their biological significance and increasing recognition of the origin and function of their structural diversity. This issue highlights some of the major questions and advances in natural products research, from recent synthetic approaches to access complicated natural products to a new educational program which utilizes natural products as a basis for discovery-based research.
- Natural Products
- Herbal Drugs and Formulations
- Drugs from Natural Sources
- Toxicology Studies of Plant Products
- Industrial Pharmacognosy
- Natural Products of Medicinal Interest
- Aromatic Plants
- Crude Drugs and Plant Products
- Herbal System of Medicine
- Plant Biotechnology and Tissue Culture
- Plant Physiology
- Plant biochemistry
- Analytical Techniques in Phytochemistry
- Plant Extraction Methods
- Applied Plant Sciences
Societies Associated with Pharmacognosy:
Major Associations around Asia Pacific
- Botanical Society of China (BSC)
- Chinese Society of Plant Biology (CSPB)
- Crop Science Society of China (CSSC)
- Genetics Society of China (GSC)
- Indian Society of Plant Physiology (ISPP)
- Japanese Society for Plant Cell and Molecular Biology (JSPCMB)
- Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists (JSPP)
Major Associations around the Globe
- American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB)
- Australian Society of Plant Scientists (ASPS)
- Argentinean Society of Plant Physiology (SAFV)
- American Society of Agronomy (ASA)
- African Crop Science Society (ACSS)
- Brazilian Society of Plant Physiology (SBFV)
- Canadian Society of Plant Biologists (CSPB)
- Chile’s National Network of Plant Biologists (CNNPB)
- Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)
- European Association for Research on Plant Breeding (EUCARPIA)
- European Plant Science Organization (EPSO)
- Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology (FESPB)
- International Society of Plant Pathology (ISPP)
- International Crop Science Society (ICSS)
- International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS)
- Irish Plant Scientists' Association (IPSA)
- International Society for Plant Molecular Biology (ISPMB)
- International Christian Association of Natural Therapists Ltd
- Korean Society of Plant Biologists (KSPB)
- New Zealand Society of Plant Biologists (NZSPB)
Market Analysis of Plant Derived Drugs
The global market for botanical and plant-derived drugs was valued at $23.2 billion in 2013 and $24.4 billion in 2014. This total market is expected to reach $25.6 billion in 2015 and nearly $35.4 billion in 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.6% from 2015 to 2020.
GROWTH OF THAI HEALTHCARE MARKET
Thailand is one of the largest medical tourism markets worldwide. Revenue increased with 194% between 2007-2013 from 1.5 billion USD to 4.7 billion USD. } The percentage of population aged over 65 is currently 10% the elderly part of the population is expected to increase to 17.2% or about 17 million people in the next 10 years.
Global Markets Analysis for Nutraceuticals
The global nutraceuticals market should reach $285.0 billion by 2021 from $198.7 billion in 2016 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5%, from 2016 to 2021.
Global Market Analysis of Natural Skin and Hair care Products:
Organic skincare products dominated the global demand, and the segment generated revenue exceeding USD 3 billion in 2015. Organic hair care products are anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 9% from 2016 to 2025. The increasing importance of natural ingredients for providing dandruff protection, hair fall control, and shining effect is expected to have a favorable impact on the industry.
Asia-Pacific is expected to witness significant gain over the forecast period. Increasing consumption of cosmetic products in emerging economies such as China and India in light of new product launches along with rising concerns towards aging, UV effects and hair fall will fuel organic personal care industry growth.
Global Markets for Marine-Derived Pharmaceuticals
The global market for marine-derived drugs by type was around $4.8 billion in 2011, which is expected to be around $5.3 billion in 2012. This global market is forecasted to reach $8.6 billion by 2016 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.5% for the five year period of 2011 to 2016.
Global Markets and Technologies for Biofuel Enzymes
The global revenue for biofuel enzymes totaled $623.0 million in 2014, and should total $652.1 million in 2015 and $1.0 billion by 2020, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.4%.
The target audience will from the associations and societies of Pharmacognosy, students and professors from the academia of the various universities, researchers, scientists, experts, business delegates in the field of Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry, Natural Products, Plant Biochemistry, Herbal Drugs, Plant Physiology, Industrial Pharmacognosy, Horticulture, Ayurvedic, and Toxicology.