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With escalating healthcare costs, changes to the regulatory control on pharmaceutical industries and the inevitable adjustments made in policies and investment in healthcare there is enormous interest in the commercial as well as the scientific aspects of today's healthcare industry.

The SAGE Handbook of Healthcare provides an authoritative analysis of the current (and anticipated) developments in the global healthcare industries. Providing a unique perspective that interfaces between the science and business aspects, it combines information on the latest scientific developments with applied, commercial business data from the global marketplace.

The Handbook focuses on the aspects of paramount importance in the healthcare sector: Pharmacoeconomics; Pharmacogenomics; Therapeutics; Diagnostics

Areas covered include: The role of nanotechnology, genomics and cell therapy in medicine; Diagnostics; Biomarkers and technological advances; Case studies in oncology ...

Has Genomics Failed to Deliver?
Has genomics failed to deliver?
The Early Promise of Genomics

By 2000, the human genome had largely been sequenced, and by 2001, the first human genome map had been generated. The science and medical communities were very excited about the possibility of thousands of new genomics-derived drugs entering product development pipelines.

One of the key goals of early genomics companies was to quickly transform into pharmaceutical concerns. The founders of these companies argued that thanks to the high-throughput genomics and bioinformatics tools that could be used to analyze huge stretches of DNA or masses of proteins, they would be able to identify completely novel targets and leap ahead of their competitors in the race to cure many diseases. Most of these companies set ...

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