15 May, 2014Driving Over the Drug Development Valley of Death


It’s a long, hard road that begins with the identification of a promising drug candidate and ends with its introduction to the marketplace….

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07 May, 2014Another Supporter of Open Science: Johnson & Johnson Releases Clinical Trial Data


Recently, open science has been making major strides in the news. Sure, people have been clamoring for full disclosure and availability of journal…

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05 May, 2014How Misleading Are The High Drug Prices?


“The $1000 Pill.” “The Quest: $84,000 Miracle Cure Costs Less Than $150 to Make.” “A Billion a Year for Costly Drug Treatment.” These…

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30 Apr, 2014The Microbiome in Drug Discovery: Metabolic Disease


In the “Age of the Microbiome” blog post which initiated this series we introduced the spectacular potential that the microbiome offers for drug…

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18 Apr, 2014Outsourcing: The Name Of The Game


Outsourcing drug discovery and development has become the key to making the entire drug research process more efficient. Over the past few years,…

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17 Apr, 2014RNAi: Another Reason to Cheer for Basic Research


We recently talked about how Green Fluorescent Protein, restriction enzymes, and CRISPR are invaluable products of basic research. These investigations did not specifically…

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09 Apr, 2014The Age of The Microbiome in Drug Discovery


Over the course of the last century we’ve had the age of antibiotics, the genetic revolution, transplantation and immunotherapy, each of which ushered…

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02 Apr, 2014The Biotech Startup Incubator Boom


There’s a new trend in the biotech startup world, and that’s the increasing presence of biotech startup incubators across the country. Many scientists…

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31 Mar, 2014Assay Depot Raises $3 million in Series B Funding


Assay Depot released a press release announcing it raised $3 million in Series B Funds to “Grow Science as a Server” Platform. Assay…

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26 Mar, 2014GFP, CRISPR, and more: Let’s Hear it For Basic Research!


Whenever it is announced that budgets must be tightened, it is often scientists performing basic research who are among the first to be…

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