New delivery systems may revive potential of peptide drugs

01/14/2005 | InPharm.com

New therapeutic approaches, plus the potential of the drugs themselves, may mean a renaissance in peptide drugs, according to a new report. Approval of new peptide-based drug products, such as Roche's HIV treatment Fuzeon, is increasing interest among pharmaceutical companies. In Europe, as many as six peptide-based products are on the market, with 100 in the clinical stage and 150 in advanced preclinical phases.

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