Ming-Kung Yeh

Ming-Kung Yeh gained his bachelor and master degree from the National Defense Medical Center, Taiwan in 1986 and 1988, respectively. He completed his PhD at the University of Nottingham, UK in 1996. From 1988 to 2008, he worked in the Tri-service General Hospital, Taiwan from a basic pharmacist to a chief pharmacist and became a professor of Preventive Medicine in 2008. He was the Head of the Pharmaceutical Administration, Ministry of National Defense, Taiwan from 2011 to 2013. He was the General Director of the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) from 2013 to 2014, and a superintendent in MOHW from 2014 to 2016. His research focuses on public food and drug safety and takes an active interest in pharmacy education, practice and policy.

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Biopharmaceuticals are derived from biological sources, either live organisms or their active components; nowadays, they are mainly produced by biotechnologies. Biopharmaceuticals are extensively used in the treatment of various diseases such as cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological diseases, cancer, and others for which there are no available therapeutic methods. With the advance of science, biopharmaceuticals have revolutionized the treatment, prevention, and diagnosis of many patients with disabling and life-threatening diseases. Innovative biopharmaceuticals definitely improve the life quality of patients and enhance the effectiveness of the healthcare system. This book encompasses the discovery, production, application, and regulation of biopharmaceuticals to demonstrate their research achievement, prospects, and challenges. We expect the significance of biopharmaceuticals to be revealed and emphasized by this book.

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