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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24 Mar, 2014Experiment.com: Crowdfunding science research


The increasing awareness of the scientific research community on the importance of open access and open science has given rise to a new…

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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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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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13 Jun, 2013CRO Take Note: 5 Tips for Effective Research Communication


We are in the business of helping scientists connect with contract research organizations (CROs) and research providers, and we see a wide spectrum of…

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19 Mar, 2013Pharmaceutical outsourcing: strategic versus tactical partnerships


Successful pharmaceutical outsourcing requires realistic and well-defined expectations, a strong vendor-client relationship, and continued client involvement in the outsourced project as it evolves….

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