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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…)

Re-Inventing R&D for Precision Medicine

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

Precision medicine first emerged in the late ‘90s. But it was the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 that really opened up a world of opportunity in this area because it became possible to test patients for certain biomarkers (more…)

How Are You Handling Big Data & Innovation?

Posted on April 28th, 2017 by in Pharma R&D

Although every pharmaceutical company still hopes to find the next blockbuster drug, today’s R&D departments are becoming increasingly focused on developing more targeted therapies. It is the advent of Big Data that has made it possible for researchers to advance precision medicine and targeted drugs (more…)

Making Precision Medicine a Reality

Posted on April 24th, 2017 by in Chemistry

Precision medicine is no longer just a promising new development discussed only by medical professionals and industry insiders at conferences and in journals. In early 2015, former U.S. President Barack Obama announced the $215 million Precision Medicine Initiative (more…)

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