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The Many Shapes and Colors of Biomarkers

Posted on August 12th, 2016 by in Pharma R&D

The future is biomarkers. This is an often-cited phrase you will have heard at drug development symposia and printed in articles. The line reminds me of the film, The Graduate, where Mr. McGuire tells young Benjamin that there is a “great future in in plastics.”  Biomarkers are the plastics for personalized medicine, (more…)

Qualification, Validation, and Fit-for-Purpose Biomarkers

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by in Pharma R&D

As drug developers we rely greatly on biomarkers for providing information to our drug development programs and supporting submission to regulators.  (more…)

Precompetitive collaboration: Transforming innovation in drug discovery & development

Posted on July 21st, 2016 by in Pharma R&D

In 2013, Barbara Mittleman, former director of the Public-Private Partnership Program at the US National Institutes of Health and colleagues assessed the status of precompetitive consortia. (more…)

A gathering of global perspectives… a look at DIA’s annual meeting: Post 2 of 2

Posted on July 18th, 2016 by in Pharma R&D

As referenced in my last post, the Drug Information Association (DIA), held its annual conference in Philadelphia at the end of June with this year’s theme being “A Gathering of Global Perspectives.” In follow-up to that post, I want to share with you what I gleaned from two additional noteworthy sessions. (more…)

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