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AstraZeneca Success Story with Sinequa: Cognitive Search and Analytics Platform

As a leading biopharmaceutical company, ever wonder how you could unify your siloed data across geographies and business units to extract valuable & contextual insights? For AstraZeneca, accuracy, efficiency, and real-time results and insights were priorities to foster cooperation in R&D, drive innovation, accelerate research, catalyze drug repositioning and shorten drug time-to-market. This IDC case study report “Agile Information Discovery at …

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Rethinking Drug Discovery & Research Models in India

Drug discovery is a high risk, high return business. Despite the intrinsic risks, pharma companies continue to invest heavily in R&D to improve the quality of life of patients in needs of treatment. While capital is important in R&D outcomes, innovation-based organisations need to understand the best model to adopt to speed up the process in bringing discoveries to useful commercial …

5 minutes with Dr Subhadra Dravida, Founder and CEO of Transcell

Transcell Biologics is an innovative biotech company focuses in anti-cancer treatment, neurological ailments and autoimmune disorder. The innovative, stem cell based biotech company is based in Hyderabad, India. Ahead of this year’s BioPharma India 2016, we had the pleasure of grabbing a few minutes with its founder and CEO, Dr Subhadra Dravida.   What sparked the establishment of Transcell? We hope to translate stem cell …

Conducting a clinical safety review in drug development: the regulatory environment

Regulatory bodies have increased the pressure on pharmaceutical companies to measure and monitor the risk of cognitive adverse events associated with investigational treatments. At the same time, companies are becoming aware that monitoring the cognitive properties of investigational drugs can help minimize the risk of late stage failure in drug differentiation. The early stages of drug development programmes aim to …

Advanced Diagnostics takes centre stage at BioPharma Asia Convention 2015

With the progression of the biologics market globally, much is in store for the diagnostics business – particularly in technology that involves both the quality assurance, clinical research and biologics process development spheres. Enter the “Advanced Diagnostics Forum”, hosted by the Japan Analytical Instruments Manufacturers’ Association (JAIMA) and held concurrently with the onfloor seminar proceedings of the BioPharma Asia Convention …

Lessons learnt from unboiling an egg – Drug discovery

Scientist from UCI has recently published a study which shows methods to unboiling an egg. The 3D structure of a protein is essential in achieving its biological function. Typically, boiling a hen egg is typically used to illustrate the fragility of proteins three dimension structure and Gibbs free energy. This process is entropically driven and seemingly irreversible. Discovery of regaining …

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Portable, disposable, rapid dengue diagnostic

Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) has created a diagnostic kit for near-instant detection of dengue infection. This early detection method adopts dengue antibody and nanotechnologies to cope with the infamous tropical disease within the region. Click here to find out more. Vaccines and medical devices are handy tools in preventing the development of syndromes upon infections. BioPharma Asia Convention …

Changing the image of Asia pharmaceutical industry

Asia is producing young, exciting R&D specialists, large manufacturing plants and copius amounts of patient data. However, it has always been considered a developing continent with “Copy cat” reputation. Recently, Greencross, a Korean pharmaceuticals have produced Hepavax, a Hepatitis B Vaccine which vaccinated over 130 million people. It has also developed the first epidemic hemorragic fever vaccine, a chicken pox …

Filling the Innovation Gap with Big Data

Data and information form the cornerstone of innovation, and it will take a change in mindset for the pharmaceutical industry to fill the innovation gap and change the way drug research is conducted. Drug approval has been flat for the last two decades, while the cost of drug development is constantly rising. Solid real world evidence of the drug performance …