Bio-Printing Organs: China Moving in the Right Direction

Chinese scientists have announced a step forward in the field of regenerative medicine for their nation. Researchers from eastern china have revealed a 3D Bio-Printer which uses a biological gel as its building material, to create and form rudimentary organs and body parts, Reuters reports. With scandal surrounding Chinese institutions in charge of organ donation, allegedly demanding money from hospitals …

Drawn to Science: Target identification in drug discovery

“Identifying the biological origin of a disease, and the potential targets for intervention, is the first step in the discovery of a medicine. More an art than a science, target identification is grounded in a number of different approaches and technologies, many of which are used in Roche “Pharma Research and Early Development” (Roche pRED).” Source: roche