The Drug Database: Quality @ Hand in Glove with Nature
A comprehensive database for the identification of natural products using ESI-MS/MS is non-existent due to unavailability of purified natural products. Dr. Syed Ghulam Musharraf has taken this upon himself to develop such a spectra library of over 5,000 compounds (available at ICCBS, Molecular Bank) included within software that is equipped with a search engine.
This database, which will be the first of its kind in the world, has already generated interest across the globe amidst health diagnostic companies which are eager to subscribe to it. Ingredient verification of herbal medicines and natural cosmetics should become far easier, quicker and dependable with such an online database, which will also boost research.