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Accelerating the Development of Liver Gene Medicines
Accelerating the Development of Liver Gene Medicines
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Recent technology advancements have enabled the opportunity to increase the efficiency, efficacy and safety of gene and cell-based medicines for a multitude of genetic disorders. To date, a major challenge facing the field has been the ability to deliver therapeutic genes to affected cell types. In this blog, Sarah Haecker Meeks and Michael Roberts from Synpromics outline the ways in which gene medicines can be optimized to overcome this barrier.

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 The Changing Shape of Optofluidics R&D
The Changing Shape of Optofluidics R&D
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Life science businesses are facing growing demand to keep pace in an era of fast-evolving technology. By recognising the potential challenges, a growing number of companies are leveraging the resources and creativity of their suppliers. We took a look at the landscape of optofluidics R&D.

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Developing Therapies to Fight Cancer and Autoimmune Diseases
Developing Therapies to Fight Cancer and Autoimmune Diseases
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We recently spoke to Alexis Peyroles, CEO at OSE Immunotherapeutics to hear more about the findings of their recent study, describing, for the first time ever, the in vivo MOA of interleukin 7 receptor alpha (IL-7Rα) monoclonal antibodies, suggesting therapeutic efficacy in controlling chronic inflammation.

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Candidate Drug Proposes a Botanical Solution to Neuropathic Pain
Candidate Drug Proposes a Botanical Solution to Neuropathic Pain
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NeuroBo Pharmaceuticals’ first lead candidate, NB-01, is positioned as a potential treatment for diabetic neuropathic pain. The candidate, which in 2018 will move into a phase III clinical trial, uses extracts of two species of the plant genus Dioscorea, used in traditional medicine for centuries, but never yet subject to systematic study. We caught up with NeuroBo’s Mark Versavel and Nandan Padukone to find out more.

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Entering the Golden Era of Lateral Flow Diagnostics
Entering the Golden Era of Lateral Flow Diagnostics
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Gold nanorods are increasingly being used in diagnostic applications, such as lateral flow assays. To learn more, we got in touch with Darren Rowles, CEO of Sona Nanotech Inc. who provides insights on diagnostic industry trends, and tells us about the source, application and production process of gold nanoparticles.

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The Liquid Biopsy Trends Transforming Cancer Detection and Treatment
The Liquid Biopsy Trends Transforming Cancer Detection and Treatment
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Liquid biopsy is a less invasive approach compared to traditional surgical biopsies. By collecting a simple blood sample and analyzing circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA), cancer researchers and healthcare professionals can access a myriad of information about a patient’s tumor.

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Electrophysiology Goes Digital
Electrophysiology Goes Digital
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Dr Jan Dolzer, a scientist-turned-engineer that has spent his career at the leading edge of amplifier development, describes the capability of Sutter's all new digital patch clamp system

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How Machine Learning Can Power Drug Discovery
How Machine Learning Can Power Drug Discovery
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A recent assessment of the success of the drug development process put the percentage of phase I programs that make it to approval at 13.8%. That figure points to a crisis of attrition within the industry. Netramark, a Toronto-based start-up claim they have a machine learning-powered solution to that crisis

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Sustainability Through Innovation
Sustainability Through Innovation
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With growing pressure on labs to reduce waste and improve sustainability, we spoke to the Sustainability Forum at Agilent to learn more about what the company are doing to help their customers achieve their sustainability goals.

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Making the Move to Continuous Bioprocessing
Making the Move to Continuous Bioprocessing
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Bioprocessing has taken on many forms over the years. Efficiency and process economics are driving the bioprocessing industry forward, fueling a move from traditional stainless steel to single use – and now continuous.

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