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How Pharma Can Make the Most of Gene Tech CRISPR

Posted on December 18th, 2017 by in Pharma R&D

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The gene-editing technology CRISPR, which stands for ‘clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats,’ is one of today’s most-talked-about scientific innovations. In just a few years, it’s gone from being a barely known entity to becoming a regular presence in scientific literature. (more…)

As The Hive Evolves, More Companies Prepare to Join the Program

Posted on December 11th, 2017 by in Pharma R&D

This year, four companies working in early-stage drug development were able to power their efforts with an array of Elsevier tools by participating in The Hive. Now, more promising pharma and biotech start-ups are in the process of entering into The Hive (more…)

Extreme Makeover: Clinical Trials Edition

Posted on December 4th, 2017 by in Pharma R&D

In a piece featured in the PharmaTimes, Katrina Megget points out the sad state of affairs when it comes to clinical trials, highlighting some appalling stats on the frequent failure to reach enrollment targets (in some cases, not finding any patients at all) and the tendency for studies to go on far longer than anticipated. (more…)

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. (more…)

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