The global tech revolution has completely changed the face of industries far and wide. Be it aviation, pharmaceutical, textile or automotive, technological advances have improved the organizational capabilities of each of these sectors, remodeling the way we live our lives.
The healthcare & pharmaceutical sector has benefitted tremendously from technological progress and a lot of improvements have been introduced in terms of providing modern and quality healthcare to people worldwide. Medical Equipment in Australia has also evolved and hospitals across Australia are equipped with modern tech-driven instruments.
In this article we have listed some of the revolutionary advances that have reshaped the pharmaceutical industry.
Precision Medicine: Enabling customized healthcare for small groups of individuals, Precision Medicine has been made possible due to data analysis of sample DNA and creating tailored treatments and medical practices contrary to fit-for-all drugs. To create these tailored and precise medical solutions, experts analyze and merge clinical and molecular data of a small sample of individuals with similar symptoms and similar physical traits to create customized solutions.
Nanobots: A combination of nanotechnology and robotics, pharmaceutical industry is now considering introduction of nanobot drugs which can directly be administered to the affected area, making drugs much more effective and lessening any risks associated with drug administration.
Fetal DNA Testing: Fetal testing is one of the most revolutionary advancements in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector. Technology has allowed doctors to test fetus at early stages to detect any chromosomal defects that could cause issues like Down syndrome. Earlier, the test was done by extracting a fetal cell which could be quite harmful and even lead to miscarriage, however, latest technology has allowed doctors to determine these chromosomal defects without having to extract any cell and by mere blood sample of the mother.
Microenvironments & Synthetic 3D Tumors: If there’s one area where medical science has invested the most, it’s the research on tumors and cancers. Formulation of Synthetic 3D tumors allows doctors to study the tumor behaviors better and to accurately monitor a tumor’s response to medication. Creation of microenvironments is also a revolutionizing step as it allows doctors to create identical situations that occur around tumor cells and test the effectiveness of nanoparticles and drugs.
Simulation Modules for Experimentation of Drugs: The pharmaceutical industry has benefited the most with the introduction of stimulation modules. Technology has now enabled drug researcher to formulate simulations of human physiology with the help of supercomputers which react when drugs are administered. Earlier, most medicines were tested on humans or animals, which was very dangerous and has been a subject of controversy ever since.
3D Printing: Even though 3D printing of drugs is still being researched and there are only a few approved 3D printed drugs, experts see this technology as the most apt tool to improve the consistency and efficiency of drugs. In 3D printing, a drug is made by imposing layer after layer until the drug reaches the right dosage. It is considered more efficient and so far is being successfully administered to combat Parkinson Disease.
On Call Pharmaceutical Consultation: This has more to do with pharmaceutical practices than use of technology in medicines. Especially given the Covid-19 pandemic, on call pharmaceutical consultation has become very important.
With all the advancements in the pharmaceutical sector, more and more people are investing and establishing new pharmacies. If you are also considering setting up a pharmacy, you might want to check out our blog on essentials to manage pharmacy business.