New light-controlled therapies could be a next step in treatment for retinal diseases. Image source: Paul Morris New research published within Scientific Reports details an especially compelling breakthrough within the field of drug delivery: light-activated self-assembling microvesicles.1 All biologists are familiar with vesicle-based transport and drug delivery, but this research’s […]

New screening technology will make immunologists’ jobs a lot easier. Source: Lorenzo Cafaro via Stocksnap Every T-cell immunologist has suffered through the tediousness of screening for antigen-specific CD8+ T-cell clones and the disappointment of a negative screen. Thankfully, a new automated T-cell screening technique published in the journal Integrative Biology […]

Scientists are exploring alternative treatments for breast cancer tumors that have become resistant to existing drugs. Image Credit: Flickr user Gerry Lauzon It’s an all too common problem: A patient’s tumor cells develop resistance to standard drug therapies and oncologists are left with no alternative treatment options. This is often […]

As pharmaceutical companies delegate more tasks to contract manufacturing organizations, maintaining process quality is critical. Image Credit: Flickr user Derek Gavey Over the last twenty-five years, contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) have been playing an increasingly important role in the pharmaceutical industry. A November 2016 study from Industry Standard Research Reports […]

Biologics manufacturers can use a recently developed mathematical model that has been developed to identify problems with recombinant protein expression during the antibody manufacturing process.  Image credit: Flickr user UCL Mathematical and Physical  Science As the world grows ever more dependent on biologics, ensuring the quality of the manufacturing process […]

Life sciences organizations need to adopt efficient data management systems to help them develop CNS drugs. Image source: Flickr CC user Day Donaldson Despite recent advancements in modern medicine, disorders involving the central nervous system (CNS) continue to confound the scientific community. Past efforts to treat neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s […]

Medication shortages are a nightmare, but they are avoidable through better, more comprehensive process management. Image Source: Flickr User: Andres Rueda Drug shortages negatively affect all stakeholders. From researcher to consumer, these interruptions are frustrating and costly. Recently, a major hospital in Zimbabwe chose to suspend all elective surgeries amid […]