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Managing Pharmaceutical Lab Data Management to Ensure Compliance
In this webinar Stacey Brown and William Leonard, Senior Validation Analysts for Informatics at Thermo Fisher Scientific, will help you understand more about the complex requirements of pharmaceutical data management.
Handling Slower Reactions in Flow
Robert Ashe, AM Technology, speaking at Flow Chemistry India 2015

Market Reports
Emerging Pharmaceutical Markets 2012
Select Biosciences Ltd

The report covers all the key aspects of the various emerging pharmaceutical markets and has broadly outlined the factors that are affecting the industry. The report also provides current and predicted future performance of the pharmaceutical market in different regions of the world.
The Future of GPCRs in Drug Discovery
Business Insights

This report analyzes which classes of GPCR and specific GPCRs have been exploited. It looks at novel approaches to targeting GPCRs and their benefits and explores potential targets that could be of relevance to major, under-treated diseases. The report profiles small companies specializing in specific aspects of GPCR technology and analyzes the commercial outlook drugs targeting GPCRs.
Scientific News
Drug May Prevent Life-Threatening Muscle Loss in Advanced Cancers
New data describes how an experimental drug can stop life-threatening muscle wasting (cachexia) associated with advanced cancers and restore muscle health.
Chemical Design Made Easier
Rice University scientists prepare elusive organocatalysts for drug and fine chemical synthesis.
Nanocarriers May Carry New Hope for Brain Cancer Therapy
Berkeley lab researchers develop nanoparticles that can carry therapeutics across the brain blood barrier.
Potential Persistent Tuberculosis Treatment
Researchers have discovered several first-in-class compounds that target hidden TB infections by attacking a critical process the bacteria use to survive in the hostile environment of the lungs.
Shedding Light on “Dark” Cellular Receptors
UNC and UCSF labs create a new research tool to find homes for two orphan cell-surface receptors, a crucial step toward finding better therapeutics and causes of drug side effects.
Giant Molecules Inhibit Ebola Infection
European researchers have designed a "giant" molecule formed by thirteen fullerenes covered by carbohydrates which, by blocking this receptor, are able to inhibit the cell infection by an artificial ebola virus model.
First Therapy Appearing to Reverse Decline in Parkinson’s
An FDA-approved drug for leukemia improved cognition, motor skills and non-motor function in patients with Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia in a small clinical trial, say researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC).
Fighting Pain with Ketamine
Researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center are using ketamine, a drug that already exists as an anesthetic, to treat pain.
Possible New Treatment for Neurodegenerative Diseases Found
Researchers at the University of Liverpool have found that a well-established anti-epileptic drug could also be used as a treatment for neurodegenerative diseases.
Breast Cancer Drug Beats Superbug
Tamoxifen helps white blood cells clear multidrug-resistant bacteria in lab and mouse studies.
Business News
Pfizer and Allergan to Combine
This move will create a new global biopharmaceutical leader with best-in-class innovative and established businesses
BioDuro Announces US Merger with Formex
Combined companies will support BioDuro's global expansion of services to provide end to end solutions from integrated drug discovery and development, API synthesis and optimization, to formulation and cGMP manufacture of drug product
WuXi, Lilly Announce Strategic Collaboration
WuXi PharmaTech and Eli Lilly have announced that they have entered into a strategic collaboration to develop, manufacture and commercialize a novel small molecule in China.
J & J to Acquire Novira
Complements and strengthens existing pipeline to combat Hepatitis B virus.
Merck and Selvita Announce Drug Discovery Collaboration
Focus is to discover small molecule lead candidates for multiple oncology indications.
Almac Group Addresses Industry Demand For Multiparticulate Drug Products
In response to increasing client demand for multiparticulate drug delivery systems, Almac Group is providing fluid-bed processing and encapsulation services to its global partners from its UK development and commercial manufacturing facilities.
Charles River Announces New and Continued Drug Discovery Collaborations
Wellcome Trust-funded projects expand partnerships with Charles River’s Global Discovery Services business.
Introducing Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S
Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S is now a fully-fledged member of the Novo Nordisk family.
Biscayne Pharmaceuticals Merges with Insero Health
Insero scientific co-founder and Harvard epilepsy expert Dr. Steven Schachter joins Biscayne as senior science advisor.
FDA Accepts Sandoz Regulatory Submission For Etanercept
Etanercept is an anti-TNF medicine used to treat a range of immunological diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.

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An HTS-Compatible Plate For Highly Miniaturized Cultures Of Primary Human Bronchial Epithelial Cells At Air-Liquid Interface
1BellBrook Labs, Madison, WI, USA 2UAB Cystic Fibrosis Research Center, Birmingham, AL, USA

Primary human bronchial epithelial cells (HBE) cultured at air liquid interface (ALI) exhibit striking similarity to the in vivo situation, including both tissue architecture and ion channel functionality. Cultures of this type serve as a gold standard for predicting therapeutic activity in airway diseases such as cystic fibrosis.
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.
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

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.
Application Notes
The Application of MicroCal VP Capillary DSC at a Contract Development Organization
Malvern Instruments Limited

In this application note we describe a systematic approach to preformulation development that leverages biophysical characterization and standard analytics in the context of statistical design with the goal of shortening the pharmaceutical development cycle while improving the quality of the development studies.
Measuring The Particle Size Of Small Sample Volumes Using Laser Diffraction
Malvern Instruments Limited

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

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.
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