Relevance of Biomarkers
Biomarkers plays particularly role in the field of 'personalized medicine'. Moreover, they may be helpful in detecting therapeutic and adverse responses and in patient stratification based on efficacy or safety prediction. Thus, biomarkers are essential tools for the selection of appropriate patients for treatment with certain drugs to and enable personalized medicine, that is 'providing the right treatment to the right patient, at the right dose at the right time'. Prognostic biomarkers are of particular significance for malignant conditions. Similarly, Diagnostic biomarkers are important in autoimmune diseases. Disease severity biomarkers are helpful tools in the treatment for inflammatory skin diseases. Identification, qualification and implementation of the different kinds of biomarkers are challenging and frequently necessitate collaborative efforts.