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90 years of penicillin – what does accidental discovery mean for R&D today?

Posted on November 14th, 2018 by in Pharma R&D

90 years ago, an accidental discovery was made which altered medicine forever. While sorting through petri dishes in his laboratory, Alexander Fleming came across a substance we now know as penicillin, which prevented mold growing on the dish. (more…)

How Drug Repurposing Is Revitalizing the Pharma Industry

Posted on October 16th, 2018 by in Pharma R&D

The average expense of bringing a new drug to market has increased by more than 200 percent since the 1990s, with development costs regularly running into the billions. As pharma revenues continue to sink below the costs of creating commercially viable drugs, a growing number of developers are exploring a different approach: seeking out additional monetizable uses for drugs to which they already own intellectual property rights. (more…)