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Three ways to reduce the cost of precision medicine

Posted on February 27th, 2019 by in Pharma R&D

In December 2018, the FDA announced it has formally recognized a public database containing genomic information, a huge milestone in the evolving field of precision medicine. Now researchers can use this information to validate their tests instead of having to generate their own data.

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Quantitative Proteomics: A Major Piece in the Precision Medicine Puzzle

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

Our genetic make-up, where we live and how we live, are all important factors to consider when we are dealing with disease. For a very long time, medicine has mostly been designed to treat the sickness without much thought to the individual who has it. (more…)

Considering lifestyle and environment to maximize the economic value of R&D

Posted on November 10th, 2017 by in Pharma R&D

With an interest in systems approaches, I am always on the look-out for interesting papers in this area. A recent paper in Drug Discovery Today caught my eye for several reasons (1). The first was the extent of the problem with non-alcoholic liver disease. (more…)

Why a reliable FAERS searching capability is essential for pharma companies

Posted on October 27th, 2017 by in Pharmacovigilance

In the description of the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS), the agency states that “voluntary and mandatory reporting plays an important role in the FDA’s post-market safety monitoring.” (more…)

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