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Chemists Concerned About How Their Field is Viewed

Posted on December 13th, 2017 by in Chemistry

Chemistry Opinion Survey 2017-12-11 15-06-07

Chemistry and its importance in everyday life is often underrated at best, and wildly misunderstood at worst. The stock image of scientists in white lab coats holding beakers of toxic chemicals has been hard to shake Continue reading “Chemists Concerned About How Their Field is Viewed” »

Pills Have Gone Digital

Posted on November 24th, 2017 by in Pharma R&D

Paranoiacs and conspiracy theorists beware – the digital pill is here. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on November 13 that it had approved Abilify MyCite (aripiprazole tablets with sensors), the first drug in America to have a digital ingestion tracking system. Continue reading “Pills Have Gone Digital” »

Seeking Other Perspectives to Tease Out New Innovations

Posted on November 22nd, 2017 by in Pharma R&D

On October 24, Astellas Oncology announced the five finalists in its C3 Prize competition, chosen from over 160 entrants who submitted their ideas on how to improve the cancer care experience through non-medicine innovations. Continue reading “Seeking Other Perspectives to Tease Out New Innovations” »

As Drug Development Costs Skyrocket, AI Offers Some Hope

Posted on November 20th, 2017 by in Pharma R&D

Last year, researchers from the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development published a paper in the Journal of Health Economics that provided an assessment of the current cost for pharmaceutical companies to discover and develop new drugs and biologics. Continue reading “As Drug Development Costs Skyrocket, AI Offers Some Hope” »

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