Technological development must be drugs in the future cheap make
The new technological development ‘Bionexpresso’ would make drugs cheaper to produce. With this device would pharmacists quickly and cheaply own organic medications can make.
That allows professor Huub Schellekens of the University of Utrecht in the scientific journal Nature Biotechnology.
According to Schellekens, professor of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, current pharmaceutical system is “too complicated, too expensive, too time-consuming and too inflexible to provide customized medicines for individual patients”.
With the new device will be drugs tailored for individual patients, the so-called “magistral preparation’. For which drugs do not have marketing authorisation, to be requested in what are often expensive and a long procedure takes.
The research will examine biomolecules, such as proteins. At this time, most hospital pharmacies still do not have the right expertise and equipment. According to Him, this changes in the future and a technological development for easy-to-operate, safe ‘Bionexpresso’devices.
This would end each pharmacy to the prescription of a biological medicine to measure. However, the predicted development, pharmaceutical companies are not redundant, says Schellekens. “Large-scale production and distribution of standard medicines will remain necessary.”
Proof of principle
At this time, the professor was busy with a ‘proof of principle’ – a test to determine if the technology is actually feasible. The results will be “at the earliest” in the course of next year is expected.
According to Nature Biotechnology, research is an important first step towards the realization of personal medication.