How are personalized medicines and biotechnology related?
Personalized medicines are an exciting new area that is becoming possible because we can now identify more accurately the right treatment for patient through analysis of their genetic data.
New technologies such as pharmacogenetics and proteomics use biotechnology-based technologies to give a better diagnosis of a disease by using patients’ genetic information, and also to match the right drug, at the right dose, at the right time to the patient. The evolution of pharmacogenetics will increase both the safety and efficacy of treatments by diminishing the trial and error for patients trying to find the optimal dose and treatment. These new technologies are contributing to the development of personalized medicines.