Role of Information Professionals in Pharmaceutical Research

Pratibha Gokhale & Sudha Kannan

 The Indian pharmaceutical industry is largely focused on generic drug products and thus an exhaustive search on the molecule and formulation to be developed is a pre-requisite to any research project. Most searches for any new project is conducted by the scientists themselves and the role of information professionals is largely untapped in the domestic pharmaceutical industry. Information professionals are skilled in identifying the right resource and searching in a precise manner. However, few pharmaceutical companies have established libraries with information professionals trained in advanced searching to handle research needs. The present paper explores the opportunities available for an information professional in an R&D environment and the potential benefit for the organization in the Indian context.

General Terms

Pharmaceutical Industry, Information professionals, Research & Development, Patents

Keywords: Information professional, patent, pharmaceutical, India, Search

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