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When research gives you lemons – turning R&D failures into opportunities and success

Posted on February 25th, 2019 by in Pharma R&D

As highlighted in my colleague, Nicki Catchpole’s last post on accidental drug discovery, 90 Years of Penicillin, the landscape of R&D is littered with ‘failures’ that turned out to be vital innovations. Pharmaceutical R&D is no exception.

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

Posted on November 7th, 2018 by in Pharma R&D

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. (more…)

AI Can Work Wonders, But Can It Create Miracle Cures?

Posted on June 19th, 2018 by in Pharma R&D

Modern technology seems downright magical at times. There are so many things that it can do for us at the push of a button, whether it’s our personal devices instantly retrieving information or massive industrial machines (more…)

The Future of Chemistry R&D Will Depend on Deep Learning

Posted on June 7th, 2018 by in Pharma R&D

A recent survey of chemists, carried out by Elsevier’s Reaxys team, showed that only 13% identified a familiarity with machine learning (or similar technologies) as being important for future chemists. (more…)

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