Archive | December, 2010

For success in biotechnology, look beyond biotechnology

Many biotechnology entrepreneurs favorably look back at times when financing and regulatory approval were easier to obtain. While future periods of investor exuberance may return, it is better to see these as market aberrations. In periods of investor exuberance companies have been pushed to focus on low-probability, high-return, objectives such as approval and successful marketing […]

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Social Media and Pharma: An Update

What a difference six months can make in the fast moving world of the social web! At last May’s Advanced Learning Institute’s conference on “Social Media for Pharma” there was a lot of anxiety, hand wringing and concern about the future of social media in the life sciences industry. Things were much different at “Social […]

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EU Ban on Bisphenol A in Baby Bottles Next Year

Bisphenol A (BPA) is one of the world’s most widely manufactured chemicals and can be found virtually everywhere – it is present in many polymer plastics, food and drink containers, toys, computers, baby bottles, and medical equipment. BPA can easily leach from these products (e.g. in packaged food and drinks), and is therefore detectable in […]

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Better potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease in the near future – A Medicinal Chemist’s Perception…

Present drugs for Alzheimer’s disease We  know that Alzheimer’s disease (named after Dr. Alois Alzheimer. In 1906) is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear after age 60. Alzheimer’s disease is […]

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