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BioBusiness, Finance & Communication
A Watchful Eye

Michael Rosenberg of Health Decisions Inc explains why monitoring is the single most important safeguard for clinical studies and considers the methods available for accurately gauging the trajectory of a trial.
 
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Digital Directions

As the regulatory pressure on small and medium-sized companies increases, electronic document management system software is being tailored to maintain efficiency standards. Keith Williams of GxPi looks at how to implement these hosted systems to enhance functionality.
 
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Blockbuster Takeover

The acquisition of Genzyme grabbed headlines as the largest pharmaceutical company takeover in the industry for years. Daniel Bastide from Thomas Eggar LLP reports on the negotiations that made the purchase possible.
 
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Perfect Partnering

Ross McLennan of TMRI Ltd shows how a multitude of collaborations between industries can allow for stronger adaptive clinical designs, and details some of the initiates already in place that prove what they can offer.
 
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Software Solutions

The burden of the industry’s livelihood is dependent on the success of partnerships. Alison Shurell at IntraLinks explains how embracing new technology can effectively speed up the communication chain.
 
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BioResearch and Innovation
Standing at the Threshold

Contemplating revisions to the blockbuster ‘one-size-fits-all’ business model, Private Consultant Emile Bellott highlights the reasons why applying genetic-aware therapeutic strategies presents a compelling opportunity for the major industry players.
 
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Accelerating Innovative Vaccines

Scott Preiss, Alberta Di Pasquale, Marleen Mergaerts and Nathalie Garçon at GlaxoSmithKline Biologics discuss vaccines in common use and the factors that go into narrowing down their design goals.
 
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Learning from Experience

Using examples of exogenous virus contamination, Andy Bailey of ViruSure GmbH reviews the vulnerability of the biotech manufacturing process from sources yet to be identified.
 
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Mind the Messenger

Raymond Verhaert and Victor Schut of ProteoNic review the technology affecting translational activity, with specific focus on their application to the study of mammalian and yeast cell culture.
 
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Discovery Technology
Stem Cell Innovation

Vanessa Ott and Blake Anson of Cellular Dynamics International look at how the world of induced pluripotent stem cells has changed since it was discovered that they could be extended to human cells.
 
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Big Ideas on a Small Scale

The successful development of miniaturised, automated, speedy and reliable assays in the future will be heavily dependent on nanotechnology, suggests Mike Fisher at NanoKTN in this portrait of what is available currently.
 
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BioDevelopment and Regulatory
Best Practices

Nathalie A Compagnone of Innovative Concepts in Drug Development examines the role of regulatory agencies in diagnostic testing and biomarker development.
 
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New Horizons

Focusing on the rise of the ‘omics’ field, Gustavo Salem of Agilent Technologies, Inc considers the future of integrated biology and explains how a deeper understanding of cellular processes is set to alter the way we view therapeutics.
 
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BioFormulation and Manufacturing
From Lab to Clinic

When streamlining a business, often one of the strongest ways to ensure you have all the necessary expertise is to outsource. Angela Scott and Susan McKee of Angel Biotechnology evaluate the risks and benefits of biomanufacturing using external contractors.
 
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The Perfect Host

John Liddell and Ian Hodgson of MSD BioManufacturing Network demonstrate that if molecule expression can be achieved in E Coli, then lower costs and a faster speed to market will usually follow.
 
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Sustainable Standards

Yaniv Vardi at Sparta Systems Europe Ltd assesses how crucial the enterprise-wide quality management system is in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
 
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BioRegional
Dragon’s Den

In a comparison of the biotech industry’s US and Chinese workforces, Erik Lundh of J. Robert Scott draws on recent survey findings to report on top hiring issues and the international effect of the ‘brain drain’.
 
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News and Press Releases

Quanterix to Launch High-Sensitivity Benchtop Instrument and Assays for Multiplex Biomarker Detection

Boston, MA and Washington D.C. – August 15, 2017 -- Quanterix Corporation, a company dedicated to digitizing biomarker analysis with the goal of advancing the science of precision health, today announced it will be expanding its single molecule array, or Simoa, technology platform portfolio to include the new Quanterix SR-Plex benchtop instrument. In the same way that the fully automated HD-1 Analyzer offers detection and measurement of biomarkers with unprecedented sensitivity, the SR-Plex will use single molecule measurements to assess previously undetectable proteins and can significantly reduce sample volume requirements when compared to alternative approaches, all in a benchtop format that can be easily integrated with existing automation platforms. The first unveiling of the SR-Plex will happen today at the Next Generation Dx Summit in Washington, D.C.
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White Papers

Translating Cancer Genomics Into A Personalised Approach For Cancer Patients

PRA Health Sciences (PRA)

Over the past few decades, the approach to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has radically shifted from organ-based to morphology-based and most recently, to genetics-based. Personalized or precision medicine (tailoring a treatment for a patient’s particular disease at a precise time point) is being performed every day at different levels in the clinical setting.
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Industry Events

BIO-Europe® 2017

6-8 November 2017, Messedamm 26 14055 Berlin Germany

The 23rd annual BIO-Europe® event is the largest biotechnology partnering conference held in Europe. Over 3,800 global decision makers from biotechnology, pharma and finance annually attend BIO-Europe to identify new business opportunities and develop strategic relationships. Business development executives and dealmakers consider BIO-Europe a must-attend event and an effective business strategy enabling them to meet and present to numerous potential partners. BIO-Europe features the industry’s most advanced web-based partnering system enabling delegates from all parts of the biotechnology value chain to quickly identify, engage and enter into strategic relationships that drive their business successfully forward. BIO-Europe's world-class workshops, panels and active exhibition along with thousands of prescheduled one-to-one meetings make this event an unrivaled forum for companies across the biotech value chain to meet and do business.
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