Marine Biopharmaceuticals: Scope and Prospects


Author(s): Santhanam Ramesh*, Ramasamy Santhanam* and Veintramuthu Sankar * .

Pp: 1-6 (6)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815196474124010003

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


This chapter deals with the role of seas and oceans in human life; marine biodiversity; marine drugs and their origin; groups of marine biota as sources of drugs; importance and advantages of the production of marine drugs; pharmaceutical marine biodiversity in the development of marine drugs; existing problems in the development of new marine drugs; and remedial measures for the adequate supply of bioactive compounds for the production of cost-effective new drugs for various diseases.

Keywords: Marine biodiversity, Marine organisms as drug sources, Origin of marine drugs, Pharmaceutical marine biodiversity, Problems in marine drug development.

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