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Three drug development strategies to combat 2019 novel coronavirus

Posted on February 28th, 2020 by in COVID-19

Coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) has rapidly spread from its starting point in Wuhan, China. As of February 23, 2020, a total of 32 countries and territories have reported 78,811 cases (98% in China) and 2462 deaths [1]. The international scientific community is in a race against time. Researchers across the globe are collaborating to develop antivirals and vaccines to contain the spread of 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).

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AI in Drug Discovery Has Great Potential – But Also Significant Barriers

Posted on May 1st, 2019 by in Pharma R&D

Elsevier’s Tim Miller’s article in World Pharma Today provides a insightful lens into the reality behind the complexities of implementing artificial intelligence into the R&D cycle. While great strides have been made, the runway to realize the potential is a long one and there are many exciting discoveries left to be made and obstacles to overcome.

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Elsevier is recognized as ‘Best of Show Award Finalist’ and ‘Innovative Practices Finalist” at Bio-IT World Conference & Expo 2019

Posted on April 29th, 2019 by in Pharma R&D

Elsevier held a prominent place at last weeks Bio-IT World conference, recognized as a finalist for both ‘Best of Show’ as well as ‘People’s Choice. Highlighted was Elsevier’s Entellect, a new platform for integrated data management in pharmaceutical and life sciences industries.

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The Cancer-Killing Nanorobots are Coming

Posted on April 26th, 2019 by in Pharma R&D

In recent years, robotics, AI, and Machine Intelligence have been at the forefront of the symbiotic need for humans and our own AI technology to work together. Last year, ground breaking research by molecular chemists at Arizona State University has taken cancer research and treatment to a new level. They are in the process of developing an “origami-inspired” system that can identify the tumor, attack, and deploy a mechanism to suffocate the tumor. Innovation is everywhere in this field, and this one is truly amazing.

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