Drugs from the Sea -Opportunities and Obstacles

  title={Drugs from the Sea -Opportunities and Obstacles},
  author={Peter Proksch and Ruangelie Edrada-Ebel and R Ebel},
The supply problem with regard to drug development and sustainable production lies in the limited amounts of biomass of most marine invertebrates available from wild stocks. Thus, most pharmacologically active marine natural products can only be isolated in minute yields. Total synthesis of pharmacologically active natural products has been successfully established but is in many cases economically not feasible due to the complexity of the molecular structures and the low yields. To solve the… CONTINUE READING