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Leveraging Partnerships to Rescue and Develop Promising Technologies

Posted on November 14th, 2018 by

There are a number of players in the field of innovative therapeutics for cancer and inflammatory disease, but our company, 4P-Pharma, is taking a somewhat different approach than most of our competition. Continue reading “Leveraging Partnerships to Rescue and Develop Promising Technologies” »

There’s nothing more innovative than science – so why don’t we talk about it?

Posted on November 8th, 2018 by

Today is – a day where we celebrate the achievements that scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians have made through the centuries. It’s also a day which aims to inspire young people to go into STEM subjects by showing them how innovative each of the fields can be. In fact, that’s why November 8th was chosen: N-O-V8—get it? Continue reading “There’s nothing more innovative than science – so why don’t we talk about it?” »

AI in the life sciences – the good, the bad and the ugly

Posted on November 7th, 2018 by

Everyone in the life science industry – from the C-suite in the boardroom to scientists at the bench – are talking about the potential of AI, especially now they’re starting to see pharma companies using the technology. And we are beginning to see researchers mixing diverse kinds of data together – images, text and numeric data to name a few – to learn from. Continue reading “AI in the life sciences – the good, the bad and the ugly” »

Machine Learning Could Make Drug Discovery Faster, Cheaper, Better

Posted on November 6th, 2018 by

The stats on the increasingly high cost (and low success rates) in drug discovery are always jarring. As Phee Waterfield of Binary District Journal reports:

  • Bringing a new drug to market is estimated to cost major pharma firms more than $4 billion
  • The process can take 10-15 years
  • Fewer than 10% actually make it to market

Continue reading “Machine Learning Could Make Drug Discovery Faster, Cheaper, Better” »

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