In this review article, we try to give an overview over the history and impending potential of marine pharmacology, with an overlook on the current approved marine-sourced drugs by the US-FDA.
Other Aspects of Marine Pharmacology: Molecular Probes and Neurotoxins
These institutes include the National Institute of Oceanology in Goa; Central Drug Research Institute in Lucknow; the Bose Institute in Kolkata; Regional Research Laboratory in Bhubaneswar and Central Institute of Fisheries Education in Mumbai. Undoubtedly, the Indian scenario for marine pharmacology is still in nascent phase, but there is potential to tap the resources in a much better way to explore treatments for various clinical ailments.
Looking at the massive potential of marine pharmacology, there are several organizations all over the world which are concentrating on research in this domain of drug development.
However, many encouraging findings worldwide, especially related to the field of cancer chemotherapeutics, still gives the domain of marine pharmacology a ray of hope.
Marine pharmacology in 2005-2006: Antitumour and cytotoxic compounds.
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