The field of pharmaceuticals involves the discovery, development, manufacturing and delivery of therapeutic, diagnostic and prognostic agents for treating and preventing diseases. This area is constantly evolving in order to provide new products that enhance the quality of life. As the disciplines of molecular biology, combinatorial chemistry, immunology, cell biology, neuroscience, cancer biology, pharmacology, toxicology, developmental biology and microbiology advance, discoveries made in these fields are evaluated in terms of their therapeutic uses. For example, these disciplines have contributed to the identification of molecules involved in disease states. These molecules may then become targets for diagnosis or treatment of the disease. The presence or activity of these molecules in the body can be altered by identifying compounds through high-through-put screens of chemical compounds that interact with the target molecule. In addition, when the target molecule is a protein, gene and polypeptide therapies may be used to treat the disease.
Methods for formulating pharmaceuticals and effective delivery modes are also major focuses of pharmaceuticals. Improved formulations that minimize side effects, as well as minimally invasive routes of administration are critical to disease management. Developments in food sciences and animal disease models also advance the field of pharmaceuticals.
Members of our legal staff have both technical and legal expertise in the area of pharmaceuticals. Our professionals have academic and professional experience in fields related to many specific diseases, as well as genomics, drug delivery systems, diagnostic and therapeutic devices, drug dose efficacy, medical imaging and transgenic animal and disease modeling technologies. We seek to assist our clients in reaching their overall business strategies through innovative and careful approaches to patent prosecution, complex litigation, and transactions relating to pharmaceuticals.