Newsletter | September 4, 2019

09.04.19 -- AbbVie's Dr. Howard Jacob: Improving The Drug Pipeline With Genomics

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Featured Editorial
AbbVie’s Dr. Howard Jacob: Improving The Drug Pipeline With Genomics
By Matthew Pillar, editor, BioProcess Online

The relationship between therapies and genetic composition is incredibly important to the future of medicine and the way it's manufactured. I sat down to discuss the topic with Dr. Howard Jacob, who's working to improve the drug pipeline at AbbVie using genomics tools.

2 Bills, 1 Goal: Lower Drug Prices Through Biosimilars
By Ronald W. Lanton III

Just prior to an election season, it is not surprising to see a few bills emerge as potential silver bullets to solve pressing policy issues. One issue that has consumed the public for several years is drug prices. This article examines two Congressional bills aimed at increasing biosimilar utilization in an effort to lower drug costs.

Industry Insights
API Solubility And Bioavailability Strategies: Selecting Tech And Excipients
Article | By Sanjay Konagurthu, Ph.D., and Tom Reynolds, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Bypassing conventional trial-and-error methods for solubility challenges and excipient selection can eliminate unnecessary testing, improve the efficacy of formulations, and increase overall speed to market.

The Value Of Digital In Biopharma
Article | By Emmanuel Ligner, GE Healthcare Life Sciences

By working together across the biopharma industry, digital technology can be leveraged, and data science can reengineer key elements of the drug manufacturing process to ease commercial scale-up.

Biopharma 4.0: Informational, Operational, And Process Convergence
Article | By Joshua Hays, MilliporeSigma, and Cornelia Thieme, Biogen

Biomanufacturers seeking a place in a competitive and lucrative future must start engaging in change now to meet the demands for delivering drugs more quickly to the patients who need them.

Services Marketing: Shore Up Your Foundation
Article | By Kevin Olson, Industry Standard Research

Too often, marketers lack vital information to create an effective marketing strategy and your organization and department suffer due to constant disruption of marketing plans. 

Can The Cloud Prevent Collaboration Failure In Biopharma?
Article | Dassault Systemes Americas

Working in a cloud-based information management and collaboration workspace provides a level of business agility and security that is not available with server-based, on-premises infrastructure.

A Novel Cell-Based Screening Assay For Cholesterol Biosynthetic Pathway Inhibition Using The RapidFire HTMS Platform
White Paper | GVK Biosciences

A client was exploring the possibility of repurposing an internal collection of antifungal CYP51A1 inhibitors for targeting cancers. Learn how an inhibitor screening assay and screening of client compounds efficiently and cost-effectively yielded high potency compounds and furthered the client's drug discovery plans.



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