Marine Biopharmaceuticals: Scope and Prospects

Marine Bioprospecting

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

Pp: 7-29 (23)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815196474124010004

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


 This chapter deals with the types of marine ecosystems and their pharmaceutical biodiversity; the present status of marine bioactive compounds and their chemical classes; therapeutic activities of marine bioactive compounds; level of contribution of bioactive compounds by different groups of marine organisms; green processing methods of marine drug development; and measures to tackle supply problems of bioactive compounds. 

Keywords: Contribution of bioactive compounds by marine biota, Green processing methods, Marine ecosystems, Meeting supply problems, Status of bioactive compounds, Therapeutic activities of bioactive compounds.

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