Pharmaceutical drug products play a major role in the provision of effective healthcare around the world. Because of the increasing age and multimorbidity of people in developed and developing countries, pharmaceutical drug therapies are becoming highly complex while facing at the same time declining capabilities of the concerned patient populations to manage such regimen. In the recent years, pharmaceutical sciences started to recognize the importance of the patient as a major contributing factor to the therapeutic outcomes. Patient centered research has slowly started to be implemented in the pharmaceutical development process by e.g. Patient Reported Outcomes in clinical trials and Human Factor Design in medical device development. Evidence is further growing that poor pharmaceutical drug product design is responsible for many issues related to the drug use by patients as well as caregivers like medication errors, inappropriate altering, non-adherence and adverse drug reactions. The Patient Centric Drug Product Design and Manufacturing research unit focus on the pharmaceutical drug product design in relation to the specific patient or patient population needs with the aim to increase drug safety and effectiveness. The research is performed in a strong multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary context. This is required to develop an in depth understanding of the different patients and patient populations, their specific characteristics as well as needs and their drug product interface trajectories. These understanding will be translated into patient centered drug product design concepts as well as valid scientific methodologies for testing the pharmaceutical drug product design concepts on their performance in the concerned patients.
|Effective start/end date||1/01/16 → 1/07/16|
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