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Biopharmaceutics: Bridging the Gap between Drugs and Patients


Hajime Suzuki*

Biopharmaceutics is an interdisciplinary field that explores the intricate relationship between pharmaceutical substances and the human body. It encompasses the study of drug properties and their behavior, including solubility, dissolution, absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion. These ADME properties significantly impact drug bioavailability and therapeutic response. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, core concepts in biopharmaceutics, delve into drug processing within the body and its interactions with molecular targets to produce therapeutic effects. This article highlights the importance of biopharmaceutics in drug development, formulation, and optimization. It sheds light on how biopharmaceutical factors, such as drug formulation, drugdrug interactions, genetic variability, and food-drug interactions, influence drug performance. Additionally, it emphasizes the role of biopharmaceutics in the development of generic drugs, ensuring bioequivalence to the reference product for enhanced accessibility and affordability. Biopharmaceutics plays a vital role in bridging the gap between drug discovery and patient care. Its significance lies in optimizing drug therapy, selecting suitable drug candidates, and identifying potential issues early in drug development. As scientific knowledge and technology continue to evolve, biopharmaceutics remains at the forefront of revolutionizing drug development and improving patient treatment outcomes.

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