Pharmaceutical manufacturing has contributed a lot to the mankind. It is one sphere of medical science where man has made significant achievements and beaten many deadly diseases. However, we are ignorant of some facts about these pharmaceutical industries and the challenges pharmaceutical gradates face while developing medications against various lethal diseases.
Pharmaceutical manufacturing plants have manufactured numerous drugs and medicines that can cure common as well as crucial diseases. But the cost of these medicines is very high and cannot be afforded by common people. There is a misconception in the mind of common people that pharmaceutical manufacturing industries and biotechnological plants are of no use to them.
The reason behind the high costs of medicines is not the slackness of pharmaceutical engineers and their lack of involvement. Drug development is a very lengthy process and it involves a number of research works and tests. Years of time is spent on research work to develop a medicine for a particular disease. All the tests are done in specific environment that are very expensive to construct. First of all, the tests are performed on various living organisms. Based on the test reports, effectiveness of drugs is evaluated. After a series of tests, researches and expending a lot of money, sometimes it happens that new drugs fail to clear final tests on human beings. This results in entire loss of all investments done by pharmaceutical manufacturing companies.
With the increase in complexities of life, diseases and health disorders are also increasing. This situation has further complicated the way of drug discovery. Sometimes it takes years to find out the cause of the disease and then years to find its remedies. Pharmaceutical engineering implements new tools and techniques to develop effective medicines at lower costs.