Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: Production of medicinal drugs and pharmaceutical compounds.
Research and Development (R&D): Initial stages focus on discovering and developing new pharmaceutical compounds. This includes laboratory research to identify potential drug candidates and subsequent preclinical testing.
Clinical Trials: Successful drug candidates progress to clinical trials involving human subjects. This phase assesses the safety and efficacy of the drugs under controlled conditions.
Regulatory Approval: Upon successful clinical trials, pharmaceutical companies submit applications for regulatory approval to health authorities. Approval allows for the legal production and distribution of the drug.
Scale-Up and Manufacturing: After regulatory approval, the manufacturing process is scaled up from laboratory to commercial production. This involves optimizing production processes to ensure consistency, quality, and efficiency.
Raw Material Processing: Pharmaceutical manufacturing requires the processing of raw materials, including active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and excipients.
Formulation: The drug formulation process involves combining the active ingredients with other substances to create a final product that is safe, effective, and suitable for administration.
Quality Control: Rigorous quality control measures are implemented throughout the manufacturing process to ensure the safety, efficacy, and purity of pharmaceutical products.
Packaging and Distribution: Once manufactured, drugs are packaged in various forms (tablets, capsules, injections) and distributed to pharmacies, hospitals, and other healthcare providers.
Post-Marketing Surveillance: Continuous monitoring of drugs after they enter the market ensures ongoing safety and effectiveness. This includes tracking adverse reactions and conducting additional studies if needed.