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Games and Events: A New Era of Coopetition in Pharma R&D

Posted on December 8th, 2018 by

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Although R&D competition remains as fierce as ever, many pharmaceutical companies engage in various types of cooperation and partnership ventures to help drive innovation. The goal of coopetition — when companies cooperate on certain projects while maintaining a competitive stance — is to make drug development more efficient and effective. (more…)

Researchers at LegoChem Biosciences Share How Information Solutions Power Their Innovative Work

Posted on December 4th, 2018 by

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With its groundbreaking work in developing antibody-drug conjugates, antibiotics, anti-coagulants and anti-cancer therapies, LegoChem Biosciences was already doing important research before joining The Hive. (more…)

Small Biotechs Progressing Beyond Startup Status

Posted on November 29th, 2018 by

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When is a startup no longer a startup? Small biotech companies armed with a talented crop of scientists have been springing up all across the pharma landscape for the last several years, establishing buzzing hubs of innovation. Not all of them find their research efforts successful, but many do and then go on to be acquired by larger pharmaceutical firms that have the resources to bring their ideas to fruition. (more…)

Tackling Unmet Needs with a Proprietary Platform

Posted on November 22nd, 2018 by

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Since our founding back in 2006, LegoChem Biosciences (LCB) has focused on the research and development of anti-biotic, anti-coagulant, anti-fibrosis and Antibody-Drug Conjugate (ADC) therapeutics based on our proprietary platform technology, LegoChemistry™ & Conjuall™. LCB is comprised of researchers who have varied backgrounds and R&D experiences, including the development of Factive, the first US FDA-approved drug developed in Korea. (more…)

Finding Answers Where You Least Expect Them

Posted on November 19th, 2018 by

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The hard work of drug development often goes down well-worn paths that can be tedious, time-consuming and frustrating, but – with time and dedication – can yield exciting results. Sometimes, however, scientists who think outside the box find themselves taking unconventional routes in their efforts to create innovative new therapies. (more…)

Diversity is the key to unlocking scientific innovations

Posted on November 15th, 2018 by

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October 2018 started with Cern professor Alessandro Stumia’s disparaging speech about women in which he proclaimed, to a predominately female audience of physicists, that ‘physics was invented and built by men, it’s not by invitation’.  (more…)

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