Research and Development of New Radiopharmaceuticals

  • Gerhard HollEmail author


The goal of research and development (R&D) for pharmaceutical companies is to find new products, to demonstrate that these are efficacious and safe, and to get them approved by the health authorities, thus making them available for broad use by the medical community. This comprises a long chain of activities, including identification of medical needs, extensive research work, preclinical preparation for administration of the new drug to humans, and a series of clinical studies. Although this chapter focuses on R&D of radiopharmaceuticals (RPs), general aspects of R&D of (nonradioactive) pharmaceutical products are also presented. Intravenous injection is always considered as the route of administration of RPs.


Positron Emission Tomography Positron Emission Tomography Imaging Molecular Imaging Dementia With Lewy Body Positron Emission Tomography Tracer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bayer Schering Pharma, Clinical Development Molecular ImagingBerlinGermany

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