07 Aug, 2013Getting Started on Outsourcing to Asia


If you’re looking to outsource research services, you invariably will come to the decision to keep it local or not. With the growth…

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01 Aug, 2013Animal Models: How to make them


Almost weekly in the news there is an article about a new scientific breakthrough and how animal models were instrumental in making this…

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23 Jul, 2013Animal Models: More than Mice


While the mouse may be king, it’s not the only show in town.  Beyond the mouse, several other species are used as animal…

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18 Jul, 2013Outsourcing Animal Models to CROs: A Model of Efficiency


Animal work is tricky business.  First and foremost, it is expensive.  It requires dedicated facilities.  It also requires staff with expertise in colony…

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11 Jul, 2013In Vitro Oncology versus In Vivo Models


As previously discussed, there is great value in using in vivo models such as genetically modified mice and xenograft models for oncology research. However…

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27 Jun, 2013Xenograft Advances in Oncology


Xenograft is animal tissue implanted into a different species and is often used for evaluating treatment for disease and organ failure. Currently, xenograft mice…

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25 Jun, 2013Animal Models: Mouse is King


Mice and rats are go-to animal models for research.  A recent report out of the European Union demonstrated the dominance of these rodents…

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18 Jun, 2013Stem Cell Bank for Drug Discovery


Researchers and pharmaceutical companies believe that stem cells, especially induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), hold great promise for drug discovery. There is a…

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06 Jun, 2013Rare Diseases and Breast Cancer


Breast cancer has an enormous amount of funding and awareness, as it affects millions of woman worldwide. With the recent hubbub around Angelina…

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30 May, 2013Alzheimer’s Drug Development Costs Soar to a New High


Just last week, we wrote about how drug development costs are keeping obesity drugs off the market. This week, we take a look…

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