The New Step Towards Improving Healthcare
What is Pharmacogenomics ?
Pharmacogenomics is the study of how an individual's genetic inheritance affects the body's response to drugs. The term comes from the words pharmacology and genomics and is thus the intersection of pharmaceuticals and genetics.
Pharmacogenomics holds the promise that drugs might one day be tailor-made for individuals and adapted to each person's own genetic makeup.
Did you know?
Over 2 million people are hospitalized each year for adverse reactions to prescription drugs.
Every year more than 100,000 people die from those reactions, making it the sixth leading cause of death!
All individuals have different genetic makeup so they respond differently to the same medicine
Environment, diet, age, lifestyle, and state of health all can influence a person's response to medicines.
Using genetic information to predict whether
a drug will help make a patient well or ill.
HOW PHARMACOGENOMICS WORKS??
Identifying gene sequence variations (SNPs) that affect drug response
Identifying disease susceptibility genes which represent potential new drug targets
Identifying gene sequence variations that can cause adverse drug reactions
Pharmacogenomics broadly adopted in drug discovery and development phases in the pharmaceutical industry.
Pharmacogenomics research heavily invested upon by public and private companies
Pharmacogenomics seen as the future of medicine so called PERSONALIZED MEDICINE
FUTURE TRENDZ AND PROSPECTS
Point-of-care (Doctor’s office/Pharmacy) genetic testing
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