Drug Discovery Featured Articles & Applications

  1. Brexit’s Impact On The Global Pharmaceutical Industry: Market Authorization & Pricing
    7/12/2016

    The Brexit referendum has resulted in instability and uncertainty for many aspects of British society, including the pharmaceutical industry. As we discussed in Part 1 of this two-part article, life sciences funding and the common market are at risk, and with it billions of dollars in research funding and imports/exports. In this article, we will explore the UK’s future relationship with the EU after exit, which will affect many facets of the worldwide pharmaceutical industry, from marketing authorization to global pricing trends.

  2. It’s Time To Go Electronic In The Lab – Infographic
    7/8/2016

    The paper-based lab versus the digital lab. The largest barrier to innovation for any lab is performing tasks manually and recording experiment data in paper lab notebooks. Easy-to-use digital applications can increase productivity while reducing wasted time and inefficiencies associated with searching for relevant experiment data.

  3. Accelerating Biopharmaceutical Development From DNA To Drug
    7/8/2016

    Over the last decade, single-use solutions for virtually every bioprocess unit operation have been developed and considerable investments have been made by the industry into optimizing the quality and supply chain that underpin this technology.

  4. Advancing Safety and Efficacy Studies with Novel Surgical Applications
    7/8/2016

    Novel therapeutics such as gene and cell therapies, nanoparticles, and combination products requiring targeted delivery,  novel treatments for wound healing, cardiovascular disease, and bone regeneration,  and new medical device technologies call for innovative surgical procedures in preclinical trials to determine safety and efficacy.

  5. Operational Excellence In a Flexible Manufacturing Environment
    7/6/2016

    By thinking outside of the box, CDMOs can create a flexible and scalable business model that offers a level of assurance in the face of forecast variability.

  6. Brexit’s Impact On The Global Pharmaceutical Industry: Future Access To The EU Common Market
    7/6/2016

    On June 23, 2016, the voters of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in an advisory referendum colloquially referred to as the “Brexit” (British exit) vote. The aftermath of the vote has been chaotic — from financial troubles that have seen the British economy and currency plummet, to political bedlam that has led to a number of political casualties, including the Prime Minister and his heir apparent. While analysts, journalists, and the public all discuss the impact of Brexit on the UK and the path forward, few realize the implications that the vote will have on healthcare, and the pharmaceutical industry in particular.

  7. Unlocking The Potential For Efficiency In Downstream Bioprocesses
    6/16/2016

    In the bioprocessing industry, in order to make full use of upstream advances in an efficient manner, it is essential that downstream processes are intensified.

  8. Implications Of Inaccurate Forecasting On Biologics Manufacturing
    6/16/2016

    Inaccurate demand forecasts can have significant implications for companies developing biologics. And, it is increasingly difficult to locate capacity to respond to demand changes.

  9. Reducing Analytical Method Steps For Accelerated Product
    6/13/2016

    With an increasing number of products being considered for accelerated development, both the industry and regulators are looking for ways to safely hasten product development and approval times to ensure availability of innovative and low-cost drugs for patients.

  10. Impact Of Incorrect Forecasts On New Drug Product Launches
    6/10/2016

    Pharmaceutical company marketing executives have become more accurate in positioning their new product in the marketplace, profiling prescribers, and understanding and responding to the reimbursement landscape. What is still a quagmire for pharma companies is predicting the actual demand for products and the timing of that demand.