Viruses have played con-man to tissues and immune systems for a long time. By harnessing these capabilities, researchers are attempting to create nanoreactors and better therapeutic vehicles. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons User Splette Viruses are a non-living anomaly in the microscopic world; they make a living out of hijacking a […]
More infectious bacteria than ever are acquiring antibiotic resistance, so scientists are searching the microbiome for compounds that have antibacterial properties. Image Credit: Flickr user Esther Simpson As more strains of bacteria develop antibiotic resistance, scientists are searching for new sources of antibiotics. While most current antibiotics are derived from […]
The following is a guest post by Ton van Daelen, PhD, Senior Product Director, BIOVIA ScienceCloud. As corporations are defining their research informatics cloud strategies, it is becoming clear is that this will be a “measured migration” rather than a “lift-and-shift” operation. During this migration, organizations will support a “hybrid-cloud” […]
As concerns about the drug manufacturing process grow, pharmaceutical companies must adopt digital solutions that reduce quality variability. Image source: Flickr CC user Michael Chen Last year, the FDA proposed standards for quality metrics and followed that up with guidelines covering data integrity and cGMP compliance. The latter, in particular, […]
While many pharmaceutical firms have devoted significant resources to exploring the innovative realm of biologics, small molecule drug discovery remains a priority for multiple types of disease therapy. For illnesses like cancer, which have several subtypes and underlying biological mechanisms, a wide variety of treatment options is necessary to help […]
In September 1987, twenty-four countries agreed to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, which called for countries to cut down on their use of ozone-depleting chemicals such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).1 These chemicals were commonly used as coolants for air conditioning and refrigeration, propellants in aerosol spray […]
Food and Beverage companies have long faced tough decisions about whether or not to cater their products to specialty diets. As the low-FODMAP diet becomes more popular, Food and Beverage companies can use modern software to develop new formulations that comply with the guidelines of the low-FODMAP diet in order to appeal to this growing consumer niche.
Today’s health-conscious consumer pays more attention to the ingredients used in everyday consumer packaged goods. Many people believe that all-natural materials are better for overall health and they seek out personal care products free from synthetic chemicals as a result. CPG companies should be aware of this trend and adapt their formulations to capitalize on a growing market.
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a devastating disease without a cure. By looking beyond classic combination therapy approaches, scientists are getting closer to a cure. Image Source: Flickr user euthman Often, when we think about cancer treatment we immediately think of some generic form of chemotherapy or radiation, but there are […]
Changing chemical regulations can cause a headache for organizations. What solutions can firms adopt to help them with the transition? Image source: Flickr CC user Hey Paul Longtime critics of the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976 (TSCA) achieved a milestone victory last June when President Obama signed a bipartisan […]