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Raabe College of Pharmacy Awarded Grant for Software Development
Dr. Jon Sprague, professor of pharmacology and dean of the College of Pharmacy, is the co-investigator on the collaborative project with Dr. Michael Kane, assistant professor of computer technology at Purdue University. The project is titled "PGRx: an Interactive Software System for Integrating Clinical Genotyping with Prescription Drug Safety Assurance."
"The newly developed software and data management system will enable us to improve individualized drug treatment based on a patient's DNA," Sprague said.
The system would support the prescription drug process from physician to pharmacist to patient and will address the ethical and educational challenges that hinder the implementation of a clinical genotyping system for society.