From bench to market: the development of pharmaceutical drug products

Module Title - From bench to market: the development of pharmaceutical drug products
Number of credits – 10

From the latest technologies used in drug discovery through to post market surveillance activities – this module looks at the stages involved in the multimillion-pound process of drug product development.

The module covers the typical “time-line” of drug product development, including Issues and importance of stages in drug product development; Drug discovery; Developability; Preformulation, primary and secondary manufacturing; Quality by design approaches to pharmaceutical manufacturing; Pre-clinical studies and clinical studies; The regulatory and quality environment of the pharmaceutical industry; Marketing and post marketing activities; Patents and protection intellectual property.