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  • Aliasgar Shahiwala
  • Ankit Javia
  • Hinal Patel
  • Ambikanandan MisraEmail author
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Abstract

Innovative pharmaceutical companies often look for line extensions for their products as an effective tool toward product life cycle management. Line extensions are incremental innovations that usually enter the market near the expiration of the exclusivity periods of the original product to avoid loss occurring through generic competition. Similarly, other companies changed the profile of patented branded products by demonstrating superiority over the available branded product by using innovative new drug delivery technologies. For industry, repurposing or repositioning of already-approved drugs offers a lower-risk strategy that may reduce both cost and time required to carry the drug to the market. Drug repositioning opportunities can be identified through variety of processes or resources including knowledge mining of present scientific databases, in silico tactics, in vitro/in vivo trials, clinical observations, and post hoc analysis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aliasgar Shahiwala
    • 1
  • Ankit Javia
    • 2
  • Hinal Patel
    • 3
  • Ambikanandan Misra
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of PharmaceuticsDubai Pharmacy CollegeDubaiUAE
  2. 2.Faculty of PharmacyThe Maharaja Sayajirao University of BarodaVadodaraIndia
  3. 3.Kashiv Biosciences LLCAhmedabadIndia

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