Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
Medicinal Chemistry is the branch of science that link may scientific disciples with a common goal of researching and developing new drugs. It involves the application of knowledge in synthesizing and developing new therapeutics. Medicinal Chemists are concerns with the Isolation of medicinal agents found in plants and collaborate scientists from different disciplines such as Biologists, Pharmacologists, theoretical chemists, Toxicologists, microbiologists and theoretical chemists to synthesize and develop new drugs in environment-friendly and cost-effective way.
Pharmacognosy on the other hand is the branch of knowledge involves in the production of medicinal drugs from Plants and any other natural resources. It is defined as the study of physical, chemical, biological and biochemical study of drug substances from natural origin in search of new drugs from natural sources.
- Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
- Herbal Products
- Crude drug