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Translational Medicine, Data Access and Pharmaceutical Innovation

Posted on January 17th, 2018 by in Pharma R&D

Some of the early seeds of translational medicine were planted in 1992 when the U.S. National Cancer Institute introduced a program designed to improve and accelerate the knowledge exchange between basic and clinical science. Continue reading “Translational Medicine, Data Access and Pharmaceutical Innovation” »

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. Continue reading “How Pharma Can Make the Most of Gene Tech CRISPR” »

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. Continue reading “Extreme Makeover: Clinical Trials Edition” »

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. Continue reading “As Drug Development Costs Skyrocket, AI Offers Some Hope” »

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