08 Sep, 2014Protocols.io: Crowdsourcing Scientific Protocols


Anyone who has taken a general laboratory class knows that the lab manual has multiple protocols that one follows in order to complete…

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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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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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12 Mar, 2014Race to Cure Rare Diseases


Last year, Assay Depot announced our winners for the Rare Disease Challenge, as part of our efforts to raise awareness for rare diseases….

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26 Feb, 2014Computational Drug Discovery: Technologies and Methods


Previously, we discussed in part 1 of this series the growing significance of computational methods in drug discovery. Traditional drug discovery typically uses…

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06 Feb, 2014Evolution in Three Easy Steps: Carrying Out Directed Evolution


Directed evolution is emerging as a powerful new tool to design proteins with new and interesting properties that may not have evolved naturally….

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30 Jan, 2014The Power of Directed Evolution in Protein Engineering


The selection and accumulation of desirable mutations – also known as natural selection – has shaped the living world. The proteins resulting from…

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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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05 Nov, 2013Thinking About Founding A Life Science Startup? Now Is The Time!


Successful life science startup entrepreneurs share the basics on starting a business. Aspiring entrepreneurs received advice from an optimistic panel at the recent San Diego…

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01 Oct, 2013Patient-Reported Outcomes In Cancer Management – Part 2


A personalized medicine approach to clinical cancer therapy does not necessarily translate into a patient-centered approach as discussed in part 1 of this…

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