The pharmaceutical value of marine biodiversity for anti-cancer drug discovery

The pharmaceutical value of marine biodiversity for anti-cancer drug discovery

Primary Country: global
Ecosystem: global
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. US$563 billion-$5.69trillion: Market value of undiscovered oncology drugs
Region: global
Data source: original

Publication information

Erwin, P. Lopez-Legentil, S.Schuhmann, P “The pharmaceutical value of marine biodiversity for anti-cancer drug discovery” Ecological Economics 70 2: 445-451., 2010

Addtional Notes

Model predicted 253,120_594,232 novel chemicals in marine organisms

90.4_92.6% of these compounds remain undiscovered. A total of 55 to 214 new anti-cancer drugs were predicted to reach the market sourced primarily from animal phyla (Chordata, Mollusca, Porifera, and Byrozoa) and microbial phyla (Proteobacteria and Cyanobacteria).

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