18 Mar, 2014Computational Drug Discovery: Clinical Translation


Computational drug discovery has reduced the time and money required for research and development while increasing the potential number of drug leads in…

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06 Mar, 2014CDD’s 10th Anniversary Community Meeting: Celebrating 10 Years of Collaborative Drug Discovery


Collaborative Drug Discovery (CDD) is hosting their users and community meeting at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco on Friday…

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14 Feb, 2014Inforna: A New Way To Search Your Genome For New Drugs


A quick scan of recent advances in the scientific community will show that genomic data and new techniques in next-gen sequencing have…

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28 Jan, 2014Phosphorylation as a Biosensor for Drug Discovery


One major challenge in drug discovery is determining whether a drug is behaving as intended, binding the “right” protein, inhibiting the correct target…

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21 Jan, 2014Drug Discovery Double Whammy: Two Diabetes Targets at Once


Incretins are hormones that the body uses to stimulate insulin release when nutrients are ingested. The two that are the most well-studied are:…

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09 Jan, 20143 Ways Big Data Could Benefit Pharma and Biotech


With the Big Data Science Innovation Summit 1 happening next month here in San Diego, we invited Dr. Heather Buschman to share current views on Big…

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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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27 Dec, 2013CNS Therapeutics: Is the Risk Worth the Reward?


More than $2 trillion dollars a year are spent on treatments for CNS disorders.  One in three people over 80 currently has Alzheimer’s…

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19 Dec, 2013CNS Therapeutics: The Next Blockbuster or Bust?


The BRAIN Initiative1 sponsored by the NIH has pushed neuroscience and technology to center stage with President Obama supporting advancing neuroscience.  But the…

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10 Dec, 2013Quantifying 20 Years of Pharmaceutical Innovation


Is there a way to quantify early drug discovery productivity to improve pharmaceutical innovation?  Pharmaceutical innovation is dependent upon a productive development pipeline. …

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