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

Posted on December 8th, 2018 by in Pharma R&D

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…)

Finding Answers Where You Least Expect Them

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

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 in Pharma R&D

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…)

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

Posted on November 8th, 2018 by in Pharma R&D

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? (more…)