“non-profit organization representing”

members who are research based pharmaceutical companies innovating medicines to combat the previously incurable and to improve on existing treatments.

PReMA works to encourage the Thai people to become a part of the international pharmaceutical research and development process creating innovation not only for our own enhanced social wellbeing and national economic benefits but also to the benefits of the world community.

How are new drugs discovered?

Developing a new medicine begins with understanding the disease or condition as thoroughly as possible. Basic research provides clues about how to treat diseases and potential ways to target the symptoms or underlying causes. Researchers work to understand biological targets of the drug they want to develop which can be protein, RNA, DNA, and other molecule that is related to the disease. The researcher work to discover a lead compound which is a promising molecule that could influence target and has a potential to be developed into a medicine.

  • Understand disease mechanisms.
  • Conduct basic research to obtain clues and treatment options.
  • Understand the biological targets of drugs.
  • Develop a drug from a lead compound, a molecule that will affect biological targets. And there is a possibility that it will develop into a drug.

PReMA Members

PReMA Members


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