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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.  (more…)

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. (more…)

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. (more…)

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. (more…)

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