Biopharmaceuticals

Biopharmaceuticals are drugs that can be used to treat disease.  If these drugs are protein-based, they are often produced by finding a gene that codes for the protein and cloning the gene into a system where large quantities of the protein can be made.

Biopharmaceuticals are used to treat autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, and clotting disorders such as hemophilia.

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Clinical Research Associates are responsible for conducting studies to examine the safety and efficacy of new drugs in human patients. These studies are known as clinical trials.  Clinical Research Associates follow GCPs (Good Clinical Practices) and ICH (Registration of Pharmaceuticals for ... Read more

Compliance Specialists manage their organization's need to obey regulations such as grant requirements, or local, state or federal laws regulating the industry.  This person may be responsible for preparing regulatory submissions for drugs, biologics and medical devices.  Compliance specialists ... Read more

Workers in bioscience facilities and research environments can be exposed to a variety of chemical, biological or physical hazards as they perform daily tasks. Government agencies strictly enforce regulations related to workplace safety, health and the environment. Environmental Health and ... Read more

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