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Plant Power

In the June issue of The Medicine Maker, we delved into the potential power of the cannabis plant and why it could lead to new medicines for unmet needs (http://tmm.txp.to/0617/cannabis). However, cannabis is not the only plant that could have practical uses in the pharma industry. When it comes to drug discovery, Cassandra Quave urges the industry not to overlook ethnobotany, particularly when it comes to the search for new antibiotics, while Johannes F. Buyel believes that plants, such as tobacco, could have a role to play in manufacturing.

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Cassandra Quave

Cassandra Quave is the Curator of the Emory University Herbarium and Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Human Health, Atlanta, GA, USA.

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