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Cobra Biologics appoints Dr Darrell Sleep as Director of Innovation

Appointment will drive scientific and technical innovation to streamline process workflows and advance ATMP service offering

Personalised Medicine - Technological innovation and patient empowerment or exuberant hyperbole?

The current paradigm of modern healthcare focuses on patient symptoms, subsequent diagnosis and corresponding treatment of the specific disease(s). Escalating healthcare costs and a trial and error approach to diagnosing and treating disease have fermented a rethink in how we carry out such practices.

A perspective on scientific innovation in the pharmaceutical industry

With a tarnished reputation and a lack of sustainable innovation this article argues that, maybe, it is time for the pharmaceutical industry to look more closely at balancing the commercial needs of their organisations with the requirement to create the correct culture and environment for human innovation and creativity.

ELRIG Research and Innovation 2019

Dates: 2-3 April 2019 Venue: Cambridge, UK

Microfluidics - Driving Innovation and Streamlining Single Cell Analysis

Microfluidic platforms that harness picodroplet technology (picolitre volume aqueous droplets in stabilised oil emulsions) are unlocking the potential of single cell analysis to enable exciting new discoveries and advances with the potential to transform scientific research, drug development and precision medicine.

The Mass Spectrometry Innovations Simplifying Drug Discovery Workflows

Mass spectrometry (MS) has long been a valuable tool for drug discovery, and steady advances in its capabilities and performance have generated powerful insights for the pharmaceutical industry. The latest MS innovations are now helping biotherapeutics developers overcome challenges around sample preparation and large molecule analysis.

Technology Innovation Will Help Prepare Drug Discovery for Smart Screening Era

Drug discovery is undergoing a transformation powered by advances that magnitude more molecules and enable smarter selection of compounds.

Reigniting Pharmaceutical Innovation Through Holistic Drug Targeting

Modern drug discovery approaches take too long, are too expensive, have too many clinical failures and uncertain outcomes. There are many reasons for this unsustainable business model, but primarily, the approaches are not comprehensively holistic.

How Neutron Science Has Enabled Innovation in Drug Design and Delivery

Meeting global health challenges, from cancer to viral infections, requires a profound understanding of living processes – not just at the level of cells but right down at the molecular level. And designing the most efficient therapeutics requires an in-depth understanding of the disease.

How Digital Innovation and Collaboration Is Driving a Global Demand for Effective Reporting in Research Funding

The UK, Europe and the United States are world leaders in research and innovation, with their researchers making vast contributions to global knowledge. They have world-leading universities, research institutes and scientific enterprises, supported by a public and private sector that has continued to invest in technology and innovation, despite the global economic downturn.

Collaboration For Innovation Is The New Mantra For The Pharmaceutical Industry

In order to maintain a flow of innovative medicines there is a growing realisation that companies cannot allow the status quo to remain as it is and the need to identify sources of appropriate knowledge and expertise outside of their own organisations is paramount.

Building New Models of Drug Discovery in Europe - The Innovative Medicines Initiative

The discovery and development of a new medicine is time-consuming, risky and expensive. It often takes 10-15 years and an investment of on average >$1 billion for a compound to navigate its way along the drug discovery and development process – and only 8% of drug candidates entering clinical development make it to market and benefiting the patient (2).

The Challenges Of The Changing Drug Discovery Model

The drug development industry is restructuring worldwide. This brings different ways of working and new challenges. As the industry moves away from internally focused research to an external model, project management and communication of science will often be more critical than outstanding science. There is a real danger the key skills will be lost across the world not least in the translation of potential drugs into early clinical trials.

Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assays (ELISA): Recent Innovations Take Analyte Detection To New Levels

Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) have been around as one of the primary methods of analyte detection for more than four decades. Over the years many changes to the basic format have resulted in assay improvements, but some of the most recent look set to take the traditional ELISA to new levels.

Asian Innovation: A Unique Opportunity For The Pharmaceutical Industry

As the third-largest market for the pharmaceutical industry, the China/Asia region is becoming increasingly important. The AstraZeneca Innovation Center China (ICC) in Shanghai is perfectly positioned to benefit from close proximity to key opinion leaders, patients and hospitals, as it seeks to find solutions to diseases of high prevalence in Asia. The ICC has built on its wealth of scientific knowledge by establishing an extensive network of collaborations complementing this core expertise by developing long-standing relationships with external researchers in the field to benefit translational science and drug discovery, allowing new medicines to be developed faster.

What Are The Obstacles to Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry?

Innovation is a key word throughout the pharmaceutical industry and the healthcare community and its pursuit is a business imperative for Pharma.

The Information Symphony: Data orchestration for a changing industry managing data on a platform for innovation.

A leading ballet conductor (1) recently told me of courses which he runs for senior business leaders. He allows them to conduct an orchestra: first, very strictly, with close direction applied to each instrument; he then shows them how to conduct the same score but harnessing the artistic talent of each group of players, encouraging active listening to each other and then adding a conductor's overall interpretation.

Outsourcing life-science innovations with university technology transfer

Universities and federally funded laboratories create thousands of new discoveries every year, the vast majority of which never see the light of day. We discuss various ways to harness those discoveries and potentially invigorate product pipelines.

Innovation In Drug Discovery Technology

Technology has been a major driver of advances in drug discovery. Automation, nanofluidics, imaging, software and assay technologies have played a major role in getting better data, faster. Is drug discovery at such an advanced state that further improvements are no longer needed or cost-effective? There are different opinions on this and much of the evidence is anecdotal, but technology innovation is critical to the improvement of the drug discovery process and worth discussing.

Is the Pharmaceutical Industry Open For Innovation?

Open innovation is the hot topic in many industries and this approach has the potential to make a radical difference to the costs of drug discovery and development in the pharmaceutical industry. But there are also barriers to the industry fully embracing this new way of working and adding it to other models for externalisation.

Medicinal Chemistry: Progress through innovation

Medicinal chemistry is a specialised science that has evolved to encompass a broad range of disciplines concerned with the identification, synthesis and development of drug-like compounds for therapeutic use. It needs a wide range of expertise, developed through years of training, dedication and learning from best practices in order to produce drugs that are good enough to enter clinical trials in patients.

Novartis Vaccines - Leading through innovation and technology

Every year, vaccines save millions of lives by preventing major human diseases, protecting individuals and those close to them, and offering widespread public defence against disease.

Outsourcing for Innovation Takes on New Meaning

Large pharmaceutical companies are moving quickly to outsource their drug discovery operations, predominantly to lower costs. This article argues that if outsourcing is done to capture value, ie developing and preserving intellectual property as a key competitive differentiation as well as increasing productivity, then costs will fall in line accordingly.