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The Role of Smart Technology in Mitigating the Risk of Human Error and Improving Productivity in Pharmaceutical Quality Control

In this article, discover the role HPLC plays in ensuring regulatory compliance and reliability of throughput, and how labs can automate to eliminate errors and build reliability into their processes.
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ChatGPT: It’s Not the End of the World as We Know It

In this op-ed article, Michael Kinch explains his optimism around ChatGPT which, in his words, centers around the possibility that we as a society might start to question "claims" and "truths" that we encounter daily.
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“A Second Chance at Life”: Can Gene Therapies Beat Rare Disease?

A revolutionary gene therapy has become a transformative treatment for children with metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD). But substantial barriers to access for this groundbreaking therapy remain.
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An Introduction to Transfection, Transfection Protocol and Applications

In this article, we discuss the fundamentals of transfection, provide an overview of some of the commonly employed methods and a sample protocol. Finally, we consider some of the key applications of transfection.
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Cutting With CRISPR: Assessing Safety as Technology Moves Into the Clinic

The Nobel Prize winning CRISPR-Cas genome editing technology is being adopted for a wide variety of research applications. In this article, we will explore what these applications are and outline the progress of CRISPR methodologies in recent years, in addition to current bottlenecks in CRISPR research and how we can look to address them.
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Passage of the FDA Modernization Act Enables New Era for Preclinical Testing

The 11th-hour passage of The FDA Modernization Act gave a much-needed boost to the advocates of new alternative methods (NAMs) for preclinical testing. In this article, we take a look at why NAMs are needed and what the new legislation means for pharmaceutical companies.
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Global Regulators Embrace Collaborative Initiatives

Regulators are increasingly collaborating on a global scale, sharing expertise across regions for mutual benefit. In this article, Piety Rocha examines this upward trend.
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Embracing Data-Driven Modeling Approaches Into Biopharmaceutical Processing

This article explores new workflows using data-driven modeling to improve culture medium and new control algorithms allowing for better modulation within the bioprocess design space.
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Where the Wild Things Are: Zoonotic Research Requires a Focus on the Wild

In this opinion piece, Han Wei and Brittany Niccum outline the need for vigilance about what’s happening in the natural world and how collaboration can help to identify and prepare for the next significant zoonotic threat.
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Key Techniques in Structural Biology, Their Strengths and Limitations

Structural biology uses a variety of techniques to determine the 3D structures of biomolecules such as proteins, nucleic acids and their complexes. In this article, we consider the key techniques, their role in structural biology, strengths and limitations.