What is the Role of Chemistry in the Pharmaceutical Industry?

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The pharmaceutical industry encompasses a wide and varied range of specialties. One consistent element is the role of chemistry in each part of the pharmaceutical sciences. It is no surprise that individuals with a background in chemistry find themselves drawn to this industry. Their expertise and knowledge can be applied based on a multitude of areas.

Organic Chemistry

Organic chemistry plays an essential role in the pharmaceutical industry whereby knowledge of organic compounds is used to inform research and further discover, research, and develop new medicines. To this end, people with a degree specializing in organic chemistry find it helpful and practical to supplement their knowledge with dedicated training within the pharmaceutical research and development field to combine these two fields to become true specialists in the intersection of organic chemistry and drug development.

Computational Chemistry

Computational chemistry is a specialty that contributes to the design of drugs and the drug discovery process by helping to design and study molecular structures and chemical compounds used as the foundation of new medicines.

Analytic Chemistry

Analytical chemistry is an ideal background when working on pharmaceutical quality assurance and quality control. This area of expertise has a breadth of knowledge that can be implemented to make certain drugs and medicines‘ safetystability, and efficacy.

There is also a strong connection between analytic chemistry and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), one of the essential analytical procedures in drug development. Their ability to perform complex analytical processes coupled with the skillset of managing hands-on testing means that those with an analytical chemistry background can find the addition of an HPLC certification to be a tremendous asset to their professional prospects.

Chemistry can play a critical role in almost every aspect of the pharmaceutical industry, so many TIPT students enter our programs with a Bachelor of Science degree with a chemistry focus. The industry always needs talented individuals with rounded educations that encompass the blend of a traditional four-year degree with specialized training in a specific pharmaceutical field. Discover what programs can complement your Bachelor of Science!


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  1. raveena aher

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  3. raveena aher

    well defined role of chemistry in pharmaceutical industry. it is big industry for career opportunity.

  4. ProRelix Research CRO

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  5. ProCTH

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  6. What Does A Chemist Do

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  7. Chella Bharathi. G

    Is the Msc chemistry student have scope in pharmaceutical field?

  8. Regulatory Affairs

    The contribution of chemistry is not confined just to the discovery stage. It carries its purpose along the entire spectrum of clinical development.

  9. Regulatory Affairs

    Great informative post found here. The contribution of chemistry is not confined just to the discovery stage. It carries its purpose along the entire spectrum of clinical development.

  10. raveena aher

    yes we had some doubts about is really chemistry is related to pharmaceutical industry…?
    as you cleared it very well. keep it up.

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