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When Looking to Accelerate the Pace of Research, Having the Right Multidisciplinary Tools Matters

Posted on May 18th, 2018 by

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Have you ever heard the term “stay in your lane”? While it may be applicable in some workplaces, where people are expected to keep their focus narrow, these days it isn’t something you’ll hear much in pharmaceutical-related industries. Continue reading “When Looking to Accelerate the Pace of Research, Having the Right Multidisciplinary Tools Matters” »

Big Talks on Big Data are Coming to Bio IT World

Posted on May 9th, 2018 by

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At next week’s Bio IT World conference and expo (Boston, May 15-17), Elsevier will be giving four talks on the implications of AI and machine learning on life science research, a statistical analysis of concordance between animal toxicities and human adverse events, strategies for increasing data sharing and the latest technologies being used to integrate multiple data sources. Continue reading “Big Talks on Big Data are Coming to Bio IT World” »

Drug Makers Seek to Shorten the Flu with New Treatments

Posted on April 2nd, 2018 by

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This flu season, which has peaked but isn’t over quite yet, has been particularly brutal. Last month, NBC News reported that it was already on track to be as bad as the H1N1 swine flu pandemic in 2009. Continue reading “Drug Makers Seek to Shorten the Flu with New Treatments” »

Can Wearables Improve Employee Health?

Posted on March 27th, 2018 by

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At first glance, companies using wearables, such as Fitbits, as a way of encouraging health and wellness among employees may seem like a great idea. Healthier workers are typically happier workers, Continue reading “Can Wearables Improve Employee Health?” »

Helping Startups in the Pursuit of Drug Discovery Success

Posted on March 27th, 2018 by

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As big pharmaceutical companies struggle to get enough value for their R&D dollars in today’s challenging innovation landscape, small pharmas and biotech startups have come to play a crucial role in the drug discovery process. Continue reading “Helping Startups in the Pursuit of Drug Discovery Success” »

To streamline early discovery, a cross-disciplinary, data-driven workflow process is key

Posted on February 23rd, 2018 by

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“Complex” is the term that best describes the conditions that affect us. Whether it’s a disease or a consequence of a natural process such as aging, there are no simple fixes. Continue reading “To streamline early discovery, a cross-disciplinary, data-driven workflow process is key” »

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The Elsevier Pharma R&D blog provides insight and opinion on topics related to pharmaceutical research and development, namely: big data, target identification, new drug discovery, drug safety monitoring, risk mitigation and regulatory compliance. We serve the community of chemists, scientists, drug safety specialists, educators and students interested in pharmaceutical R&D.

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