14 Aug, 2014Innovation Goes Front and Center in Drug Discovery


“Innovation” is suddenly the word on everybody’s lips.  Pfizer launched “Centers for Therapeutic Innovation”, Johnson and Johnson followed with their “Innovation Centres” and…

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20 Mar, 2014The Trials of Rare Disease Clinical Research


While we previously discussed how rare disease research has dramatically increased in both academic and industrial research, clinical trials of potential rare disease…

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14 Jan, 2014Faith in the Pharmaceutical Industry


Luke Timmerman recently posted a nice blog at Xconomy talking about the poor public perception of the pharmaceutical industry and what the industry…

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31 Dec, 2013CNS Therapeutics: Restrategizing Pharmaceutical Development


The need for CNS therapeutics is on the rise.  Neurological diseases are expected to increase steadily in the coming years.  Previously, we addressed…

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12 Nov, 2013Key factors in CRO selection Part 3: Evaluating CROs – company insights


Use of CROs in research and drug development in increasing.  ADDF shared their recommendations for navigating CRO selection 1.  We’ve summarized their insights…

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07 Nov, 2013Key Factors in CRO Selection Part 2: Program Oversight


Contract research organizations (CROs) often have experience overseeing all aspects of a drug development program.  ADDF recently shared their insights on navigating CRO…

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29 Oct, 2013Outsourcing is Changing Pharmaceutical Research – A Conversation with Kevin Lustig on The Empowered Patient


Kevin Lustig was invited by The Empowered Patient Radio Show after they heard Kevin at the Tech Coast Angels quick pitch competition.  Kevin…

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24 Oct, 2013Key Factors in CRO Selection Part 1: Benefits of CRO use


Alternative strategies for approaching drug discovery and development have emerged in response to tightening budgets.  An appealing trend is the shift toward the…

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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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11 Apr, 2013Top 3 Communities for Pharmaceutical Near Sourcing


We’ve established that near sourcing has its advantages over outsourcing, but what are the best areas to near source? CROs, biotechs, and pharmas…

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