23 May, 2013Drug Development Costs Keep Obesity Drugs Off the Market


Obesity has been linked to cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke.  As a common underlying factor in so many preventable…

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16 Apr, 2013Drug Discovery: Targeting the Epigenome


The health and behavior of each one of our cells is influenced by both genetics and epigenetics. Drug discovery has historically targeted proteins…

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09 Apr, 2013Drug Discovery: Target Based versus Phenotypic Screening


What is the most successful preclinical strategy for drug discovery?  Finding the answer to this question is important if pharma is to keep…

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14 Mar, 20135 Ways Ratings Promote Pharmaceutical Innovation


The internet has connected us in a way never before seen in history: we can now rely on other’s people experiences to guide…

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15 Feb, 2013Next generation sequencing improved by genome mapping


Last month we ran a series of blog posts about next generation sequencing. Among the topics discussed were the limitations of next generation…

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07 Feb, 2013Stem Cells: Finding the Right Application


Here at Assay Depot, for the past few weeks we’ve been running a series of blog posts about stem cells discussing why iPS…

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31 Jan, 2013Stem cells for the non-stem cell specialist


Making stem cells from terminally differentiated cells is still relatively new technology. Shinya Yamanaka first described the technique in a 2006 publication, and labs across the world now use his basic principle of turning back the clock on cells through the introduction of transcription factors. There are a lot of questions biomedical researchers and pharmaceutical companies can address using iPS cells to model disease. But what if you are not a stem cell specialist?

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24 Jan, 2013Stem cells create “Disease in a Dish” for drug development


Last week we talked about Stem cell research getting the “green light” and this week we continue with our stem cell blog series. Biology…

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17 Jan, 2013Stem cell research gets the green light


One of Assay Depot’s most popular blog posts of last year was an infographic depicting American attitudes towards stem cell research.  Part of…

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04 Jan, 2013Next Generation Sequencing: Clinical Translation


Since the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) initiated a program in 2004 to advance sequencing technology development, the resulting next generation sequencing…

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