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Emulating start-up success with purpose-built data tools

Posted on December 12th, 2018 by in Pharma R&D

Innovation used to be almost solely accredited to Big Pharma, but many of the more established businesses in the industry are finding that their rate of discovery is slowing as they try to find answers to some the industry’s biggest problems, such as antibiotic resistance. (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…)

Machine Learning Could Make Drug Discovery Faster, Cheaper, Better

Posted on November 6th, 2018 by in Pharma R&D

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

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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…)

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