Thursday, May 3, 2018

Drug Development and Manufacturing Taxonomy Updates

We have just updated the WAND Drug Development and Manufacturing Taxonomy.  This taxonomy now has 3,629 terms with 2,311 synonyms covering Drug Discovery, Development, Approval, and much more.  It can be customized to include terms specific to the drugs that are currently being, or have been, developed.


The development of a new drug is a process that takes a considerable amount of time.  It includes the  preclinical and clinical trials process, and obtaining regulatory approval.  The average time develop a drug is 12 years.  Then the manufacturing process begins.

The WAND Drug Development and Manufacturing Taxonomy Taxonomy is specifically designed to provide anyone involved in the development and manufacturing of new medicines the ability to tag and organize the enormous number of documents generated during these processes.

Higher level terms include Discovery, Development, Drug Application Types, Drug Approval, Drug Development Agreements, Research Funding Sources, and Regulators, Regulations and Guidance Documents.

The taxonomy also includes the topics of Preclinical Development, Clinical Development, all phases of the Clinical Trials, Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacovigilance, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics.

On the manufacturing side, higher level terms include Materials, Products, Manufacturing Processes, and Risk Management.

Use the WAND Drug Development and Manufacturing Taxonomy to better organize data and content as you navigate the path of indentifying, developing, and manufacturing a safe and effective new drug.  The companion taxonomies are the WAND Manufacturing Taxonomy - an overarching taxonomy - and the WAND Packaging Taxonomy.

The WAND Drug Development and Manufacturing Taxonomy, as with all WAND Taxonomies, is available by itself or as part of the WAND Taxonomy Library Portal.