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Discovery of Potent and Selective Inhibitors of Monopolar Spindle 1 (MPS1) Kinase
Rob van Montfort, The Institute of Cancer Research, speaking at Discovery Chemistry Congress 2015.
A Structured Approach to Academic Drug Discovery
Simon Ward, University of Sussex, speaking at Discovery Chemistry Congress 2015

Market Reports
Chromatography Reagents Market By Type, Bed Shape, Mobile Phase, Separation Mechanism & End User - Global Forecasts to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The market is expected to witness a high growth due to high demand of chromatography reagents in the growing pharmaceutical market.
Atomic Spectroscopy Market by Technology & Application - Competitive Landscape, Global Forecasts & Trends to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The global atomic spectroscopy market was valued at an estimated $4.02 billion in 2013 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.4%.
Flow Chemistry Market by Reactor Type, Application & Geography - Trends & Forecast to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

This report Flow Chemistry Market is segmented by type of reactor with major focus on micro reactor systems. The micro reactor system market is further segmented by type along with geography and applications.
Bionanotechnology
RI Technologies

This report on Bionanotechnology studies the impact of nanotechnology in various biotechnology applications. The study focuses on major applications including food, drug discovery and development, diagnostic tools and devices, and other (bionanosensors).
Chiral Chemicals
RI Technologies

This report focuses on the different methods and applications of Chiral Chemicals and their impact. The study provides global market analysis for preparation of chiral chemicals by traditional, asymmetric and biological methodologies.
China Pharmaceutical Market Outlook
Global Data

The report details the macroeconomic environment of China, providing a background of the financial and demographic situations in the country, as well as identifying key demographics. It covers the pharmaceutical market broken down by market segment, and the popularity of biosimilars and biologics, identifying where the strongest market potentials lie.
Pathways to Efficient Drug Development - Advances in Modeling and Simulation Outcomes to Fuel Pipeline Productivity
GBI Research

The report examines the reasons why the pharmaceutical industry is looking for improvements in efficiency whilst acknowledging that pharmaceutical R&D remains a long and risky process. It looks in detail at precompetitive research and evaluates how the industry is pulling together to research solutions to problems that are common to all companies.
Drug Discovery and Development Market in Asia
Global Data

The report provides key data, information and analysis of the major trends and issues affecting the drug discovery and development market in seven major countries in Asia, namely China, India, Russia, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea.
Phenotypic Drug Discovery Trends 2013
HTStec

HTStec's Phenotypic Drug Discovery Trends 2013 report was published on 20 March 2013. This 59 page market report summarizes the results of HTStec's industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on phenotypic drug discovery (PDD) carried out in March 2013.
Benchtop Automation Trends 2013
HTStec

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec's industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on small-scale or benchtop automation carried out in January 2013.
Scientific News
Laser Technique for Self-Assembly of Nanostructures
Researchers have developed a low-cost technique that holds promise for a range of scientific and technological applications.
Researcher Discovers Molecules That Kill Cancer, Protect Healthy Cells
This research shines a light on what happens to cells at the moment they become cancerous and the potential of femtomedicine to revolutionize cancer treatment.
Label-Free Binding Analysis Trends
Understand current trends and learn which application areas are expected to gain in popularity over the next few years.
Progress Towards A New Asthma Treatment
University of Queensland researchers are developing a new asthma treatment that targets the underlying cause of asthma, rather than just the symptoms.
Multiple Types Of Resistance To New Lung Cancer Drug Identified
Study shows genomic heterogeneity in mechanisms of resistance to TKI drugs.
Compound To Combat Malaria Parasite Identified
Study identifies non-mevalonate pathway for isoprenoid biosynthesis as key antimalarial drug target.
Are Chemical Safety Regulations Changing Your Laboratory?
GHS changes to country chemical regulations affect everyone.
Drugs that Activate Brain Stem Cells May Reverse Multiple Sclerosis
NIH-funded study identifies over-the-counter compounds that may replace damaged cells.
Allergy Drug Inhibits Hepatitis C in Mice
NIH study suggests alternative drug to treat virus.
Saccharin Shows Promise as Cancer Inhibitor
Researchers have found that the artificial sweetener can inhibit cancer cell growth.
Business News
Takeda, Sanford-Burnham Launch Heart Failure Collaboration
The partners will study the potential role of several gene regulatory proteins as targets for new treatments.
Isarna Announces Orphan Drug Designation for ISTH0036
Orphan drug designation in the European Union to treat advanced-stage glaucoma.
Porvair Filtration Group Receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade
This award had been made in recognition of Porvair’s substantial growth in overseas business, achieving increased year-on-year growth in sales of exported products over the past three years.
Optibrium and ChemAxon Collaborate
Interface between StarDrop and Plexus facilitates seamless access to both software platforms.
Medivir and Cancer Research Technology Collaborate
Collaboration will lead to development of new class of cancer drugs.
Confluence Signs Co-Development and Marketing Agreement with AOP Orphan
Agreement to co-develop and market Confluence’s lead asset in Europe and the Middle East.
ISA Scientific, Yissum, Hadasit and KIR to Collaborate
Licensing and collaboration agreement on treating diabetes and other serious health conditions with cannabidiol.
$2.1 Million Grant Targets Antibiotic Resistance
Grant to develop small-molecules that counter antibiotic resistance in Gram-negative bacteria.
Basilea In-Licenses Targeted Cancer Therapy
Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. has entered into a license agreement for novel panRAF kinase inhibitors with a consortium of organizations including The Institute of Cancer Research, London, Cancer Research Technology, the Wellcome Trust and The University of Manchester.
Schrödinger and Sanofi Collaborate
Collaboration will provide computational resources in support of drug discovery programs.

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03 Jun 2015
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08 Jun 2015
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23 Jun 2015
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ePosters
The Prestwick Chemical Library (R), A Valuable Tool for Screening
1. Prestwick Chemical, 220 Blvd Gonthier d'Andernach, 67400 Strasbourg-Illkirch, FRANCE 2. University of Strasbourg, Therapeuthic Innovation Laboratory, UMR7200 CNRS, Faculty of Pharmacy, 74 route du

The Prestwick Chemical Library® (PCL) is Prestwick’s flagship product dedicated to screening. It is a collection of 1280 molecules comprising 100% approved drugs (FDA, EMEA and other agencies) selected for their high chemical and pharmacological diversity. The PCL was designed to reduce the risk of "low quality" hits and therefore the cost of the initial screening, and appears to be an efficient smart library for hit discovery. The PCL comes with an extended fully-annotated database.
Building a Diverse and Experimentally-Curated Fragment Library
Key Organics Limited, Cornwall, UK, NMX Research and Solutions, Montreal, Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA, USA CA,

Presenting a new fragment collection with experimentally-determined aqueous solubility that will address a major source of false positives and attrition in fragment screening
Polymer Microarrays for Biomaterial Development
1. School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh 2. Queen’s Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh 3. Scottish HPV Reference Laboratory, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh 4. Centre for Virus Res

The application of polymer microarrays in the discovery of biocompatible and bioactive substrates. Progress towards biomaterial development for the treatment of SIRS (systemic inflammatory response syndrome), and improving cervical cytology.
DETERMINATION OF THE QUALITY OF ACTIVE INGREDIENTS IN PAIN KILLERS USING GC-MS
Jomo Kentyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Kenya), and Foundation of Analytical Science and Technology in Africa (UK).

From this study, the pain killers sampled were found to have large error bars suggesting that there exist counterfeit drugs in the market. The brands mostly affected for analysis of acetaminophen were panadol, action, P500, P5500, elymol and neladol. The error bars for caffeine analysis were quite low indicating that all tablets either counterfeit or original maintained the same amount of this active ingredient.
Human iPSC-derived hepatocytes and cardiomyocytes for drug toxicity testing
ReproCELL, Inc.

Human iPS-derived hepatocytes (ReproHepato™) and cardiomyocytes (ReproCardio 2™) are useful for in vitro toxicity assays.
Applications of scCO2 as a “Green” Solvent in the Textile Industry
Applied Separations, Halide Group

Using Supercritical CO2 to dye textiles.
Using Cresset to grow and link distant fragment hits with sensible chemistry
Cresset

We describe a further extension to our fragment growing methodology to aid fragment optimisation through linking fragments that have been shown to bind to distinct (distant or adjacent) pockets.
A multi-resonances valveless micropump with high fluid transportation efficiency
Advanced Thermal Science and Flow Control Lab, Institute of Applied Mechanics, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, 10617 Taiwan, Republic of China

A multi-resonances valveless micropump equipping with inlet/outlet elastic chambers of intendedly-designed stiffness was successfully realized to solve the low efficiency problem. Besides, a theoretical model based on Hydraulic-electrical-Analogy was also proposed to precisely predict its characteristics of dynamic behavior.
Rate and Mechanistic Investigation of Eu(OTf)2-Mediated Reduction of Graphene Oxide at Room Temperature
Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai-600 036, TN, India

Eu(OTf)2 has been introduced as an efficient reagent for the reduction of graphene oxide. Details kinetic studies have been performed which suggests that, the method is more efficient compared to that of other commonly used reduction methods.
Droplet-on-Demand Platform for Biochemical Screening & Drug Discovery
[1] University of Cambridge, UK [2] The Dolomite Center, 27 Jarman Way, Royston, SG8 5HW, UK [3] ETH Zürich, SWITZERLAND [4] Imperial College London, UK [5] University of Southampton, UK

To demonstrate droplet on demand applications towards study of biological entities encapsulated in nanoliter droplets. Interfacing a droplet on demand platform with microfluidic chips allows for merging and dilution of droplets. This feature is applied to encapsulate yeast cells (S. cerevisiae) and multicellular organisms (C. elegans).
Application Notes
Detecting the Presence of Anomolous Large Particles Within Powders Using Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analysis
Malvern Instruments Limited

In this application note, we demonstrate the capability of the Aero S dry dispersion unit and the Mastersizer 3000 to measure small quantities of pharmaceutical materials dosed with large particles and to detect those large, anomalous particles.
Measuring Small Quantities of Dry Powder Using the Aero S and Mastersizer 3000
Malvern Instruments Limited

In this application note, we demonstrate the capability of the Aero S dry dispersion unit and the Mastersizer 3000 to measure small quantities of pharmaceutical materials with good reproducibility and illustrating the dispersion abilities of the Aero S.
Creating dose-response curves for cell-based and biochemical assays with the HP D300 Digital Dispenser
Tecan Group Ltd.

Small molecule drug discovery relies on the evaluation of one compound against another compound. Measurement of the activity of the small molecule against a target must be standardized by determining the IC50 or EC50 value using does response curve. The classical method of generating a dose-response curve is via serial dilution; however this approach has a number of drawbacks. Today, there is an alternative solution which eliminates these limitations: the HP D300 Digital Dispenser.
Improved cell viability assay performance using PrestoBlue® Reagent
Tecan Trading AG

Cell proliferation and viability assays are widely used in academic and life science laboratories, and are becoming increasingly common in the pharmaceutical industry. Assessment of cellular viability markers in cell-based applications is mandatory for laboratories working with in vitro systems.
Next Generation Sequencing Method for Illumina TruSeq DNA Sample Preparation Protocol on the Hamilton STAR
Hamilton

The purpose of the TruSeq sample preparation protocol is to add adapter sequences onto the ends of DNA fragments to generate multiplexed sequencing libraries. Good liquid handling is crucial for pipetting precise volumes for example for Agilent Bioanalyzer.
Cytotoxicity in Cells: Easy Determination Using Lonza ViaLight Plus and ToxiLight BioAssays on the SpectraMax L Microplate Luminometer
Molecular Devices

Bioluminescent cytotoxicity assays offer the user increased detection limits, speed, and accuracy, and have been well documented (Crouch et al., 1993). Healthy cells maintain a high constant ATP concentration in culture. During proliferation, the total ATP in the culture increases in line with cell number. Conversely, dying cells are unable to maintain their high ATP level, as synthesis becomes compromised, and so levels are seen to reduce. The level of ATP present within a culture is indicative
Microplate-Based Endotoxin Testing in GLP/GMP Environments with the VersaMax™ Absorbance Microplate Reader and Pyrochrome® Assay
Molecular Devices

Monitoring for contaminants is a critical step during the production process in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. A frequent contaminant, endotoxin, can cause fever, inflammation, headache, nausea, and even death. Found in the cell wall of gram negative bacteria, endotoxin has routinely been detected by the sensitive and specific Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) assay. In the presence of endotoxins, LAL coagulates through an enzyme-mediated cascade, which has then been traditional
Heating on an Atlas Hotplate
Syrris Ltd

In the following experiments, different vessels were heated using the Atlas hotplate, with and without the Atlas Stacking Drybath. In every case, an external thermocouple probe has been used with the system to accurately measure “reaction” temperature.
Analysing Endotherms using Atlas
Syrris Ltd

This application note shows how atlas and reaction monitoring can be used to look at endothermic processes.
Tracking Exotherms using Atlas Reaction Monitoring
Syrris Ltd

This application note shows how atlas and reaction monitoring can be used to look at exothermic processes.
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