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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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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17 Oct, 2013Strategic outsourcing of pharmaceutical R&D – Published in Chemistry Today


Dr Kevin Lustig talks about Strategic Outsourcing and bringing pharma and drug discovery into the information age in a recent publication in Chemistry…

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03 Oct, 2013Reducing Drug Development Costs


Modern medicine has made incredible advances with treatments that have changed the prospects for many diseases.  The healthcare and pharmaceutical industries are essential for…

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22 Aug, 2013Why Life Science Start Ups Struggle to Succeed


Life science companies are known to be one of the most expensive and difficult to start up. We look for an answer as…

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13 Aug, 2013Assay Depot Announces Creation of Virtual Research Platform for Pfizer Scientists


Assay Depot  announced this morning, the launch of MXIS (Market Exchange for Innovative Services), a virtual outsourcing platform for Pfizer scientists. MXIS, an Assay…

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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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21 May, 2013Outsourcing Drug Discovery Virtually


In the past 10 years, we’ve experienced a shift: the move from in-person to virtual interactions. Email, Facebook, Twitter, and a slew of…

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16 May, 2013Drug Development Costs for Diabetes Limits Pharmaceutical Players


More than 366 million people are living with diabetes, according to the International Diabetes Federation.  Diabetes has associated health risks, including obesity, blindness,…

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30 Apr, 2013Drug development costs: what gives?


As previously discussed, drug development costs have been rising to almost prohibitive levels.  In 1975, the average approved drug cost $100 million dollars…

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