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Clinical Research v4i4

A Winner Emerges in the War Against Microbes

Man has benefited from copper’s inherent antimicrobial properties since the dawn of civilisation, yet it is only in the last 10-20 years that scientific studies …

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Clinical Research v4i4

Cytomics: Managing Biocomplexity in Drug Development, Clinical Diagnostics, and Clinical Medicine

Cytomics, the science of analysis at the cellular level, objectively accounts for functional phenotypes in the context of the entire organism. Furthermore, the cytomics top-down approach …

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Conducting Non-Clinical Studies
Clinical Research v4i4

Conducting Non-clinical Studies with Protein Biologics: Considerations in Test Article Characterisation and Method Development for Dose Formulation Analysis

With the increase in the number of protein biologics in development, including monoclonal antibodies, the proportion of GLP studies conducted for protein test articles has …

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Stem Cells
Drug Discovery, Development & Delivery v4i4

Stem Cells and Drug Discovery

Stem cells are extraordinary cells, having many features and advantages that could revolutionise drug development and healthcare applications. Lilian Hook at Plasticell Limited discusses how they are …

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Drug Discovery, Development & Delivery v4i4

Homocysteine and Cognitive Impairment

One consequence of vitamin B12 deficiency is a raised blood level of homocysteine. This non-essential amino acid is derived from dietary protein. Its conversion to …

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Protecting
Editorial Archive

Protecting Biological Inventions – A Well-defined Issue?

Of the three major sciences – physics, chemistry and biology – the biological sciences are the baby of the family. As such, our understanding of …

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Regulatory & Marketplace v4i4

IP Audits: A Health Check for your Intellectual Property

For most biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, Intellectual Property (IP) is the solid foundation on which the business is built. But when was the last time that …

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Clinical Research v4i4

One year after the United Nations Summit on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs): New Opportunities and Challenges in the Fight Against NCDs

This past year has seen tremendous progress on NCDs at the global level, most notably with the adoption of a global target to reduce premature …

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Labs/Logistics & Cold Chain Supply v4i4

RFID and Cold Chain Management

We would think new technologies in cold chain management would have made great progress in terms of automation in the last years, particularly with the evolution …

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Labs/Logistics & Cold Chain Supply v4i4

Applications of LIMS to Stability Testing

Managing pharmaceutical stability testing can be very demanding, especially on small to medium-sized companies developing and producing OTC, generics and new Rx products. Some companies …

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