MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY AND PRODUCTION


Overview

Medicinal chemistry is a stimulating field as it links many scientific disciplines and allows for collaboration with other scientists in researching and developing new drugs. Medicinal chemists apply their chemistry training to the process of synthesizing new pharmaceuticals. They also improve the processes by which existing pharmaceuticals are made. Medicinal chemists are focused on drug discovery and development and are concerned with the isolation of medicinal agents found in plants, as well as the creation of new synthetic drug compounds. Most chemists work with a team of scientists from different disciplines, including biologists, toxicologists, pharmacologists, theoretical chemists, microbiologists, and biopharmacists. Together, this team uses sophisticated analytical techniques to synthesize and test new drug products and to develop the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly means of production.


Scope

Medicinal chemistry has evolved rapidly into a highly interdisciplinary field, enriched by the collaborative efforts of experts from a wide spectrum of specialist areas, from cheminformaticians and physical chemists to molecular biologists and pharmacologists. Future Medicinal Chemistry provides a monthly point of access to commentary and debate for this ever-expanding and diversifying community. The journal showcases milestones in pharmaceutical R&D and features expert analysis of emerging research-from the identification of targets, through to the discovery, design, synthesis and evaluation of bioactive agents.
There has never been more pressure to produce potent and safe compounds faster and more efficiently. Future Medicinal Chemistry offers a forum for the rapid publication of original research and critical reviews of the latest milestones in the field. Strong emphasis is placed on ensuring that the journal stimulates awareness of issues that are anticipated to play an increasingly central role in influencing the future direction of pharmaceutical chemistry. Where relevant, contributions are also actively encouraged on areas as diverse as biotechnology, enzymology, green chemistry, genomics, immunology, materials science, neglected diseases and orphan drugs, pharmacogenomics, proteomics and toxicology.


Future Prospects

To sum up, advanced technology, the best talent pool, compliance, PLC management, R&D, quality assurance, intellectual property rights, and improved marketing and sales strategies will fuel further growth in this industry, in India. The robust growth in this industry will also create hundreds of thousands of jobs.
India has a fast and a growing pharmaceutical industry, increasing number of hospitals; nursing homes and pharmaceutical companies are a clear indication of the opportunities and the scope with medicinal chemistry. Medicinal chemistry will allow you to get jobs as a research scientist or a lecturer / professor in your field. With a medicinal cheminformatician candidate can work with pharmaceutical companies. Career options in pharma companies include- Pharmacist, Drug Therapist, Hospital Drug Coordinator, Health Inspector, Preparing Prescription for Patients, Drug Inspector, Chemical / Drug Technician, Research Officer, Pathological Lab,R&D, Scientist, Bio-tech Industries. You could also, consider R&D positions in the universities, polytechnics, research institutes and industry. Chemical specialists are found in the private and the public sectors. These persons occupy a myriad of jobs at all levels within the chemical, petrochemical, food, beverage, biomedical and electronics industries. You can opt to serve in government and quasi goverrnment organizations based on your aptitude and long term career goals. Since, the pharmaceutical industry has emerged as one of the biggest employers in the country. You can focus on the wider field of pharmaceutical management, marketing, wholesale and drug store management, finance, operations, quality assurance, R&D management, drug laws or IPR depending on which one you find interesting.


Program curriculum

We provide Medicinal Chemistry and Production course in two levels as Professional Designation for undergraduate students and Advance PG Program for Graduated Students. The details of the courses are as below:




Job opportunities

Pharmaceutical industry is not only one of the most rapidly developing industries of India; it is third largest in the world, as far as volumes are concerned. The total turnover of this industry in India is around US$25 billion, out of which the domestic market is around US$15 billion. In the next five years, it is expected to grow at a rate of 14 to 17%. As far as emerging pharmaceutical markets in the world are concerned, India is among the top five. Pharmaceutical industry in India has maintained a growth rate of 17%, even during the global slowdown, and it generated Rs. 180 billion in revenues in 2015 alone. The different segments of this industry are bio-pharma, bio-services, and bio-agri. In India, at present, there are around 5000 manufacturing companies in the pharmaceutical sector and around 4.5 lakh workers are employed in it.
Because of rapidly changing market conditions, there is no dearth of “mergers and acquisitions” activities in this sector and in the future, it would be even more prominent. The healthcare industry in India is developing so rapidly that it is expected to achieve US$250 billion mark by 2020, if the current trends continue. Similarly, pharmaceutical industry in India is expected to gain US$75 billion in sales by the same year. At present this figure is just US$15 billion. The major drug categories that are driving the market include derma, vitamins and anti-diabetics.
India is known to offer the best treatment at affordable prices, if we compare it with countries like US and UK, where the cost of healthcare is extremely high. That’s the reason medical tourism in India is increasing at an astounding rate of 25% per annum and the financial value of it is estimated to be around US$2.5 billion.



Industries associated with Medicinal Chemistry and Production


♦    Baxter BioPharma Solutions
♦    Lyophilization Technology, Inc.
♦    Aurobindo Pharma
♦    Abbott Laboratories
♦    Cipla
♦    Cadila Healthcare
♦    Biocon
♦    Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
♦    Celgene
♦    Bausch & Lomb
♦    Lupin Limited
♦    Novo Nordisk
♦    Novartis
♦    Johnson & Johnson
♦    Wockhardt
♦    Unichem Laboratories
♦    Sun Pharmaceutical
♦    Orion Pharma