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Harpreet Shah

Harpreet Shah

Solution Marketing Manager

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About the author: Being an ex-researcher to an ex-customer support executive, I have had my feet inside the shoes of our customers. As an Embase Solution Marketer at Elsevier, I communicate this customer-insight to drive product strategy and bring the value back to our customers. With so much of innovation going around in the field of biomedical research, keeping myself abreast the latest technologies, challenges and needs of the society; sharing my thoughts on the same is what I aim from my blogposts. Feel free to connect with me at LinkedIn.

Posts by Harpreet Shah

Rare disease research: grey literature is the new knowledge currency

Posted on March 27th, 2020 in Pharma R&D

Pharma research for rare disease is challenging because of insufficient patient populations available for clinical trials, and also because the investment returns are marginal. Thus, grey literature is an important source of information for rare disease research—and, fortunately, grey literature data is increasingly being recognized as highly valuable to the scientific community.


Exploring the effectiveness of traditional Chinese medicine against COVID-19

Posted on March 18th, 2020 in COVID-19

With the continued fatal spread of COVID-19 and no cure at hand, Chinese doctors are looking to pharmaceutical drugs and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) alike to explore possibilities for treatment as well as prevention. According to Nature, traditional therapies are included among the many clinical trials that are running or pending in China right now. But there is concern that rigorous standards need to be set, to ensure the trial results can be trusted.


The evidence-based approach to traditional medicine: An interview with Dr. Iveta Petrova

Posted on February 12th, 2020 in Pharma R&D

Dr. Iveta Petrova presenting in Beijing

A fruitful collaboration between Elsevier and Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM) resulted in Embase adding a new Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) taxonomy to its thesaurus tool Emtree in January 2020. At the same time as the release, BUCM held an evidence-based medicine training and seminar in Beijing to help promote the concept of evidence-based medicine. Elsevier was a sponsor of the event, and was proud to have our own Dr. Iveta Petrova, Embase Lead Product Manager, there to introduce the TCM addition to Emtree.


Evidence-based medicine training and seminar coming up in Beijing

Posted on January 3rd, 2020 in Pharmacovigilance

Systematic review of the available literature from clinical trials is important for collecting evidence for existing and new patient care practices. With the ever-increasing amount of literature around this, it becomes important to design literature searches that ensure no important safety signal is missed.


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