The discovery and initial characterization of any substance of potential pharmaceutical application is followed by its patenting. The more detail given relevant to the drug's physicochemical characteristics, a method of synthesis and its biological effects, the better the chances of successfully securing a patent. Thus, patenting may not take place until preclinical trials and phase I clinical trials are completed. Patenting, once successfully completed, does not grant the patent holder an automatic right to utilize/sell the patented product; first, it must be proven safe and effective in subsequent clinical trials, and then be approved for general medical use by the relevant regulatory authorities.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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