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A New Approach to Drug Analytics

Posted on December 18th, 2015 by

Pharma R&D

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Technological advances in the retrieval and assessment of pathway and bioactivity data are giving rise to new in silico profiling and modeling methods. (more…)

Social Media Screening for ADR-monitoring – Like it or not!

Posted on December 16th, 2015 by

Pharmacovigilance

Social Media and Pharmacovigilance

Limitations of clinical trials and traditional post-marketing sources of safety information. 

Due to limitations of pre-marketing clinical trials, there isn’t much information available once a medicinal product is authorized for marketing. (more…)

Are we expecting too much from the EMA’s MLM service?

Posted on December 16th, 2015 by

Pharmacovigilance

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At the beginning of September 2015, the EMA launched the Medical Literature Monitoring (MLM) service. I recently read the EMA’s MLM launch phase closure report in addition to information from a recent EMA information day and have highlighted some key points below. (more…)

Propelling tomorrow’s chemistry stars

Posted on December 14th, 2015 by

Chemistry

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After years of hard work, late nights and hours of toil in the lab, the sought after chemistry PhD can aid young scientists towards a successful career. In such a competitive setting, it’s vital to make sure you stand out as a researcher from the start. (more…)

Are We Silently Suffering from Chemophobia?

Posted on December 4th, 2015 by

Chemistry

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As a chemist you work with chemical compounds every day studying, mixing, separating, modifying. You know that we are made up of chemicals, and that if we zoom in close enough we will be visible as clusters of proteins, lipids, sugars, some metals and nonmetals. (more…)

Taxonomy to answers

Posted on December 1st, 2015 by

Pharma R&D

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What is a Taxonomy?
A taxonomy is a system to classify objects or concepts. We all use such systems to bring order into different aspects of our lives, be it food in the refrigerator, clothes in the closet or files on our laptops. (more…)

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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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