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Heparin Crisis: Problems Solved and Solutions Found

Scientists have discovered an alternative, novel source of the important anticoagulant heparin, extracted from the mucus of the giant African snail.
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Advances in Protein Engineering

In this article, we look at two of the hottest areas in protein engineering for therapeutic applications and how machine learning and artificial intelligence is set to transform the field.
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Recent Advances in Therapeutic Antibody Screening

This article explores the various screening technologies used in the development of therapeutic antibodies and outlines the recent advances in this area.
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LGBTQ+ Health Expert's Take on FDA's Updates to Blood Donation Guidelines

We spoke with Professor Perry N. Halkitis, dean, distinguished professor and champion of LGBTQ+ rights, about the US FDA's recent reversal of its time-based deferrals and screening questions specific to gay and bisexual men for assessing blood donation eligibility.
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Advances in Cell Therapy

In this article, we review the latest research in cell therapy development, including advances made in the lab that show promise for translation to the clinic, to improvements in developing, testing and manufacturing.
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Improving Image Integrity in Scientific Papers

This article sheds light on the issue of image integrity in academic publishing and gives advice on how to reduce the risk.
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Building the Bioeconomy Requires Addressing Biosecurity Globally

In this opinion piece, Sophie Peresson explores the need for greater visibility globally on biosecurity issues and strategic leadership from multiple stakeholders to drive the conversation around standards and best practices.
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Improving Time-to-Value for GxP Computer Systems

Jim Brooks shares top tips to overcome the biggest validation challenges and best practices for building and implementing a digital process data strategy to lead to smarter and faster validation.
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The Impact of UK Collaboration in Life Sciences

In this opinion piece, Jan Wauters discusses why collaboration in science is so important and what the Windsor Framework could mean for research in Europe.
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Bringing the Beauty of Dissolution to the World of Medical Devices

Products coated with a small amount of drug that releases over an extended period of time aren’t suitable for traditional dissolution testing. Therefore, novel drug delivery mechanisms and devices require a new approach to this regulated technique.