DUBLIN, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6pvm54/personalized) has announced the addition of a new report "Personalized Medicine - Scientific and Commercial Aspects" to their offering.
This updated 2013 report now features even more company profiles and collaborations!
The aim of personalized medicine or individualized treatment is to match the right drug to the right patient and, in some cases, even to design the appropriate treatment for a patient according to his/her genotype. This report describes the latest concepts of development of personalized medicine based on pharmacogenomics, pharmacogenetics, pharmacoproteomics, and metabolomics. Basic technologies of molecular diagnostics play an important role, particularly those for single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping. Diagnosis is integrated with therapy for selection of the treatment as well for monitoring the results. Biochip/microarray technologies are also important and finally bioinformatics is needed to analyze the immense amount of data generated by various technologies.
Pharmacogenetics, the study of influence of genetic factors on drug action and metabolism, is used for predicting adverse reactions of drugs. Several enzymes are involved in drug metabolism of which the most important ones are those belonging to the family of cytochrome P450. The knowledge of the effects of polymorphisms of genes for the enzymes is applied in drug discovery and development as well as in clinical use of drugs. Cost-effective methods for genotyping are being developed and it would be desirable to include this information in the patient's record for the guidance of the physician to individualize the treatment. Pharmacogenomics, a term that overlaps with pharmacogenetics but is distinct, deals with the application of genomics to drug discovery and development. It involves the mechanism of action of drugs on cells as revealed by gene expression patterns. Pharmacoproteomics is an important contribution to personalized medicine as it is a more functional representation of patient-to-patient variation than that provided by genotyping. A 'pharmacometabonomic' approach to personalizing drug treatment is also described.
Biological therapies such as those which use patient's own cells are considered to be personalized medicines. Vaccines are prepared from individual patient's tumor cells. Individualized therapeutic strategies using monoclonal bodies can be directed at specific genetic and immunologic targets. Ex vivo gene therapy involves the genetic modification of the patient's cells in vitro, prior to reimplantation of these cells in the patient's body.
Increase in efficacy and safety of treatment by individualizing it has benefits in financial terms. Information is presented to show that personalized medicine will be cost-effective in healthcare systems. For the pharmaceutical companies, segmentation of the market may not leave room for conventional blockbusters but smaller and exclusive markets for personalized medicines would be profitable. Marketing opportunities for such a system are described with market estimates from 2012-2022.
Profiles of 283 companies involved in developing technologies for personalized medicines, along with 504 collaborations are included in the part II of the report. Finally the bibliography contains over 650 selected publications cited in the report.The report is supplemented by 65 tables and 18 figures.
Key Topics Covered:
Part I: Scientific & Commercial Aspects
1. Basic Aspects
2. Molecular Diagnostics in Personalized Medicine
5. Role of Pharmacoproteomics
6. Role of Metabolomics in Personalized Medicine
7. Personalized Biological Therapies
8. Personalized Medicine in Major Therapeutic Areas
9. Personalized Therapy of Cancer
10. Development of Personalized Medicine
11. Ethical and Regulatory Aspects of Personalized Medicine
12. Commercial Aspects of Personalized Medicine
Part II: Companies
14. Companies Involved in Developing Personalized Medicine
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