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Experts Gather for a Pair of Pharma & Biotech Conferences

Posted on October 22nd, 2018 by in Pharma R&D

From October 29-30, London will be the site of two important events for the pharma and biotech industries, the 2nd Medicinal Chemistry Summit: Europe and the 2nd Global Pharma R&D Informatics & AI Congress. Presented by Global Engage, the conferences will be co-located at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow, opening up the opportunity for industry professionals to sample what each has to offer.  Continue reading “Experts Gather for a Pair of Pharma & Biotech Conferences” »

Are Drug-Drug Interactions Today’s Biggest Health Threat?

Posted on October 16th, 2018 by in Pharma R&D

The use of prescription medicines is sharply on the rise. Over the past decade, the number of adults taking over-the-counter medicines has sunk, while the number of prescription drug users has increased by more than 30 percent. Continue reading “Are Drug-Drug Interactions Today’s Biggest Health Threat?” »

Human Cells + Tech = Accelerated Drug Development and Treatment

Posted on October 16th, 2018 by in Pharma R&D

Some scientific advancements can be both awe-inspiring and just a little creepy at the same time. In the world of pharma and medicine, this applies to some newer approaches that are melding living cells with high-tech to do some wonderful things. Two such advances, which made the short list for BiopharmaTrend.com’s top trends in pharmaceutical research for 2018, are organs-on-chips and bioprinting. Continue reading “Human Cells + Tech = Accelerated Drug Development and Treatment” »

Using data for good to solve humanitarian issues

Posted on October 16th, 2018 by in Pharma R&D

Researchers are increasingly using their domain expertise to tackle many of the world’s problems such as hunger, pandemics and other societal issues. When I worked for a pharma company I was continually surprised experienced pharmacologists could tell me which toxicology events in animals were predictive of human responses and which events could be safely ignored. Continue reading “Using data for good to solve humanitarian issues” »

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