Medical stents are used to keep hollow structures in the body (such as veins and arteries) open. They can be designed to release a drug over a period of time to aid in their effectiveness. (Illustration courtesy of MIT OCW.)
This course features a full set of readings
This course serves as a description and critical assessment of the major issues and stages of developing a pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical. Topics covered include drug discovery, preclinical development, clinical investigation, manufacturing and regulatory issues considered for small and large molecules, and economic and financial considerations of the drug development process. A multidisciplinary perspective is provided by the faculty, who represent clinical, life, and management sciences. Various industry guests also participate.