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BioBusiness, Finance & Communication
Incentivising R&D

Patent versus Patient

Nick Beckett of CMS Cameron McKenna examines the complex interface of intellectual property and competition law, and weighs up these very different approaches to stimulating innovation in the biotech sector.
 
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Spotlight

Open Innovation

Thomas Bombelles of the World Intellectual Property Organization presents the initiatives coordinated by the consortium WIPO Re:Search in their attempt to promote research into neglected tropical diseases through shared intellectual property.
 
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Identity Trust

Sign on the Digital Line

Being able to reliably identify a digital contact is essential to business in the current global market. Mollie Shields-Uehling of SAFE-BioPharma Association examines an industry-wide approach designed to build this trust.
 
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BioResearch and Innovation
Monoclonal Antibodies

Hitting the Target

Zhengbin (Bing) Yao of MedImmune takes a look at the advantages of mAb therapy to respiratory, infl ammatory and autoimmune (RIA) diseases, and reviews some key early mAb entrants into the RIA market.
 
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Targeted Cancer Therapeutics

Resisting Mutation, Restricting Resistance

William C Shakespeare of ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc explores the mechanisms of resistance and next-generation agents in development for biomarker-driven, targeted non-small cell lung cancer therapeutics, several of which are designed specifically to target disease-resistant mutations.
 
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Biological Wound Care

A Topical Subject

Wound care is a growing business; competition is on the rise and differentiation will be the key to success. The future, argues Paul Titley of Aesica, lies in biologics, gene therapy and specific cell-based therapies for molecular and genomic deficiencies.
 
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Discovery Technology
MRI

A Secret Weapon

Recent developments in magnetic resonance imaging that have unlocked stronger field strengths and increased sensitivity. Ross McLennan at Brains Unlimited explores how this technology can enhance our understanding of the disease and aid target identification.
 
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Digital Pathology

Picture Perfect

Digital pathology has emerged as a core technology for drug discovery and the development of new tissue diagnostic tests. Peter Hamilton of PathXL Ltd examines just how this technology can offer improved efficiency, workflow and interoperability.
 
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Sample Management

A Store Point

High-quality samples are an invaluable asset for biomarker discovery and drug development. Kristina Robson of BioStorage Technologies illustrates how samples can be handled and stored with good storage practices to ensure their integrity is maintained for current and future research.
 
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Paperless Labs

In with the New

The demand for paperless labs to bring together isolated silos of information and establish new found efficiencies has never been greater. Susan Najjar of Thermo Fisher Scientific considers the factors to bear in mind when selecting a system.
 
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BioDevelopment
Drug Induced Liver Injury

Mindful Medical Monitoring

Akhil Kumar, Maxim Kosov, Marcelo Yantorno and Maxim Belotserkovsky at PSI CRO AG explore the complex subject of drug induced liver injury and the impact of false diagnoses on clinical trials.


 
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BioFormulation and Manufacturing
Biomanufacturing: Prophages

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

When considering lysogenic bacteria as a host in biomanufacturing, it is essential to maintain a high degree of care during construction of the production process and ensure that well developed control tests and procedures are in place, as Marcin Los of Phage Consultants demonstrates.

 
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Getting Specific

Analytical Methods: Host Cell Proteins

Olaf Stamm, Mark Jostameling, Stephanie Graze and Simone Scotti of Charles River weigh up the benefits of generic and product-specific assays for the quantitative analysis of residual host cell proteins.



 
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Reinventing the Column

Analytical Methods: UHPLC

Existing analytical analysis solutions have proven inadequate for the new generation of complex protein therapeutics. Michael McGinley of Phenomenex Inc examines advances made by new UHPLC column technology that can stand up to the challenge.
 
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Dr Deborah O'Neil,
Chief Executive and Scientific Officer,
NovaBiotics Ltd
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July and October

News and Press Releases

PCI Welcomes Al Moss as Philadelphia General Manager

PCI Pharma Services (PCI) is pleased to announce that Al Moss has assumed the role of Vice President and General Manager of its Philadelphia, PA location. The site serves as PCI’s corporate headquarters as well as a Center of Excellence for contract packaging services for commercial medicines, medical devices and consumer healthcare products. PCI operates an extensive global supply network across North America and Europe, supporting medicines destined to over 100 countries worldwide.
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White Papers

Clinical Trials in Ukraine: Orange Paper Overview and 1st Half Year 2014

Synergy Research Group

The Orange Paper is an analytical report about the clinical trials market in Russia, published quarterly by the contract research organization Synergy Research Group. The first edition of Orange Paper was released in 2006, and at the moment 31 issues have already published. Now, thanks to Synergy Group Ukraine, obtaining information about the market of clinical trials in Ukraine has become possible. In Ukraine, during the period from 1996 to 2013, applicants had obtained 3,864 positive conclusions about the possibility of conducting clinical trials of drugs, both for domestic and foreign manufacturers, including conduct of multinational multi-center clinical trials (hereinafter – MMCTs)
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Industry Events

CPhI India 2017

27-30 November 2017, Bombay Exhibition Centre & MMRDA Grounds, BKC

Connect, network and interact with 1,400+ exhibitors at India's largest and leading pharmaceutical event. CPhI and P-MEC India is the gateway for you to meet the movers and shakers in India’s pharma industry to source high quality pharma solutions at the most competitive prices. Register today for free via: gotocphi.com/india2017
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