Antibiotic resistance is not a modern incidence. Resistant bacteria are ancient. Antibiotics are discovered more than 70 years ago but resistant bacteria existed before the very beginning of human civilization. At the initial stage of antibiotic era, resistant bacteria was not a matter of concern. Now it is a big headache for the scientists. Antibiotic misuse or over use caused this problem.
These drugs inhibit the first and rate-limiting step of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS). Since the 1970s, scientists have been trying to develop potent inhibitors with acceptable oral bioavailability. Continue Reading
SODAS® (Spheroidal Oral Drug Absorption System) is Elan’s Multiparticulate drug delivery system. Based on the production of controlled release beads, the SODAS® technology is characterized by its inherent flexibility, enabling the production of customized dosage forms that respond directly to individual drug candidate needs. Continue Reading
It is a popular diabetes medication but two new clinical studies were presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research. It was found that metformin may slow the rate of prostate cancer growth in certain patients, and in prolonging life for early-stage pancreatic cancer patients. The drug might have an effect against liver or oral tumors, as well as certain forms of melanoma and this study was done either in the lab or in animals. Metformin is also found to be effective against colon and breast cancer. Continue Reading