The Future of Cord Blood and Perinatal Stem Cells

The stem cells found in umbilical cord blood are hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), which can help in the replenishment of a depleted blood supply by providing new, healthy cells in the case of certain diseases, such as leukemia, anemia, and lymphoma. A large market for the storage of these stem cells has come into existence over the past 30 years, …

Re-Imagining Drug Safety Powered by Genomics, Information Integration and Emerging Technologies

|| Whitepaper by Tata Consultancy Services. Pub. 17/08/2017 Abstract Scientific advancements, emerging technologies, and extensive information have created new opportunities for modernizing drug safety.  Simultaneously, the pharmacovigilance regulatory landscape is shifting to ensure improved safety for patients. This is the time to reimagine the  drug safety sector to transform it into an advanced, proactive and patient-centric practice. Introduction The global …

Pharma Pricing Congress

Hot topics in pharma and orphan drugs

By Christina Poschen I attended this year’s Pharma Pricing and Market Access Conference in London with attendees across the pharmaceutical industry, payer and HTA bodies and patient representatives. While following the talks, panel discussions and roundtable debates, a few overarching key topics crystallised: –          Germany – AMNOG changes AMNOG, the German pharmaceutical law is regularly adapted to changes in the …

Intel

Intel’s Insights from BioData World Congress 2016

One of our sponsors at BioData World Congress– Intel, prepared a post- event article with insights on the most burning topics that were discussed last week. Last week I was pleased to join a host of partners, customers and industry experts at the leafy Genome Campus in Cambridge, UK, for this year’s BioData World Congress. As one of the world’s leading …

Trials supported by electronic health records

Trials supported by electronic health records – a game-changer for study design and execution Professor Martin Gibson will be revealing the secrets of the successful delivery of GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) real world Salford Lung Study at BioData World Congress 2016 on 26 October in Cambridge. Widely recognised as the first study of its kind globally, the Salford Lung Study is a …

DNA Digest

Interview with Head of ELIXIR’s Human Genomics and Translational Data

Our supporting partner DNAdigest got in touch with one of our speakers at BioData World Congress– Serena Scollen, Head of Human Genomics and Translational Data at ELIXIR. Serena will be speaking about maximising opportunities to use human genomics data and about how ELIXIR enables this through European collaborations. We want to share some snippets of the interview and you will be able to access …

Exciting developments in immunotherapy concerning CAR-T, CAR-T for solid tumours and immune checkpoint inhibitors

Immunotherapy has been around since the eighteenth century, when it was noticed that patients suffering with cancer would sometimes go into remission after suffering from a fever. However it wasn’t until the 1890s that someone started to carry out scientific research on this. William Coley carried out experiments where streptococcal cultures were injected into cancer patients, and regression was seen …

HELM

Making Open Source Collaboration Work

Over the past few years the biopharmaceutical industry has deployed an arsenal of increasingly complex biomolecular entities in their search for effective therapeutic agents. Portfolios that were once comprised mainly of small molecules and antibodies have expanded to include modalities like antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs); proteins, peptides and antibodies with synthetic, unnatural amino acids; oligonucleotides with unnatural bases, etc. Investigators at …

Pistoia Alliance

Ontologies Guidelines for Best Practice

By Pistoia Alliance Ontologies Mapping Project team Background These guidelines for best practice support the application and mapping of ontologies in the life sciences as part of the Pistoia Alliance Ontologies Mapping project which creates better tools and services for mapping ontologies to facilitate their exploitation. Ontologies can include hierarchical relationships; taxonomies; classifications and/or vocabularies which are becoming increasingly important for support of …

Adis whitepaper

Whitepaper: The changing faces of device safety

The benefits of literature monitoring throughout the lifecycle Executive Summary One would be forgiven for thinking that the current changes to the guidelines for medical device safety meant just an increase in workload for the manufacturers. But look beyond the “overalls” and you will see that these changes present a golden opportunity for the device industry to demonstrate the real-world benefits it has on …