Posted in Life Science/Pharmaceutical
Here’s novel idea. Rather than treating disease, health care professionals should treat patients. Thanks to advances in nanotechnology this might soon be possible.
It is a fact that different drugs work differently on different people. New imaging probes now portend the day when doctors will be able to predict the effectiveness of a particular drug—before it is prescribed!
In other words, instead of giving the same chemo drug to every breast cancer patient, we will soon be able prescribe the drug which works best for a specific individual.
If one combines this technological advance with advances in genomics, it points a new different future for the pharmaceutical industry as well as the millions of people who now rely on their products.