A type of medicine that uses an individual’s unique information about genes, proteins and environment in disease diagnosis and treatment for that patient. Sometimes known as precision medicine.
In recent years, researchers have expanded the limits of science so quickly that methods of treatment thought to be impossible a decade ago are now a reality.
Each person’s genetic makeup is unique, and the thousands of treatments and medicines currently available to patients vary in how they impact different subsets of the population.
America's biopharmaceutical companies are driving the future of medicine through bold advances in genomics, personalized medicine and immunotherapy. Through these innovative methods, researchers hope to help patients live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.
In some cases, a medicine can work well for one patient, but not another with the same disease. With personalized medicine, biopharmaceutical industry researchers like Dr. Bernie Zeiher are unlocking the reasons why.