Issue 23 | 2015
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May 2016

FDA Approves New Arm Implant to Treat Opioid Dependence

The US Food and Drug Administration approved a drugemitting arm implant to treat addiction to heroin and other opioids providing a new tool against a condition that has proved extraordinarily difficult to manage Some addiction experts said the implant could offer a more reliable way to ke..


May 2016

China Regulator to Launch Drug Pricing Probe In June

China will carry out wideranging pricing inspections on drug firms hospitals and procurement bodies from June the countrys top watchdog said on Friday extending a tough costcutting campaign to reduce the price of healthcare The National Development and Reform Commission NDRC said in a statement it would carry out the probes from June until the e..


May 2016

Roche Announces Positive Results For Gazyva In Phase III Study

Roche Holding AG said on Friday its drug Gazyva showed superior progressionfree survival compared to MabtheraRituxan in people with previously untreated follicular lymphoma in the pivotal phase III Gallium study that met is primary endpoint early Results from an interim analysis showed that the Gazyvabased treatment s..


May 2016

RPG Life Sciences Sells Biotech Business to Intas Pharmaceuticals

RPG Life Sciences today announced that it has sold its biotech unit to Intas Pharmaceuticals Limited The company did not disclose deal size It has been our strategy to focus on our core businesses and the sale of the biotech unit to Intas Pharmaceuticals will only help us achieve this goal and create value for stakeho..

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knowledge bank

  • interviews

    University of Lincoln, UK

    Senior Lecturer, School of Pharmacy
    Ishwar Singh is a Senior Lecturer in Biological Chemistry at the School of Pharmacy, University of Lincoln. Prior to Lincoln, he had held many prestigious fellowships such as the Alexander von Humboldt fellowship, Germany; and Sen..

  • Articles

    Delivering On The Vast Potential Of Personalized Medicine

    Patients in the st century have joined an increasingly visible group of empowered consumers These consumers are techsavvy informed handson global and increasingly in control of when where and how they are treated Personalized medicine is the exciting result of these empowered patients seeking higher standards of care and the rapid adoption of new techniques in genomic and proteomic science Define..

  • Research Insights

    Mixed-mode chromatography in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical applications

    Abstract Mixedmode chromatography MMC is a fast growing area in recent years thanks to the new generation of mixedmode stationary phases and better understanding of multimode interactions MMC has superior applications in the separation of compounds that are not retained or not well resolved by typical reversedphase LC methods especially for polar and charged molecules Due to the multiple retention modes that a single MMC column can offer often M..

editorial Section

  • Strategy


    The bioprinting of tissues and organs has been big news recently However the patenting of bioprinting techniques has quietly been going on for years This article will discuss the patents covering the three process phases of bioprinting the exceptions to patent infringement for experimental uses and the prospects for further patenting and patent infringement lawsuits..

  • Research Developement

    Rethinking Drug Discovery

    The quest to undertake biological targets that are based on the regulation of signalling pathways is challenging the classical thinking in the drug discovery arena Historically the complexity of the biological system was underestimated It is now wellaccepted that compared to old biological targets that were focused on single gene or gene products we need to undertake targets that are derived from complex and dynamic signaling pathways..

  • Clinical Trails

    Issues & Concerns in Conducting Clinical Trials in India

    Issues like approval delays deficiencies of functioning of CROs and other stake holders liabilities and compensation to injured subjects insurance issues etc still remain in India which has made multinational companies to rethink on opting for India to conduct clinical trials in India recently There is a need for a law to ensure that the people who undergo clinical trials are not exploited and should be well informed about risk as well to provide..

  • Manufacturing

    Validation Projects in China

    This article is a firsthand account of the experiences of Pharmadule in guiding leading Chinese manufacturers through facility investment projects aimed at compliance with Chinese US and EU GMP requirements These manufacturers have been among the first in the world to fully embrace the work procedures outlined in ICH Q Q and Q Implementing these guidelines in large organisations would be a challenge with any global market but it turns out that the Chinese market offers both advantages and cultur..

  • Information Technology

    Quality by Design

    The article presents a novel approach to applying Quality by Design QbD principles to the development of analytical methods Common critical parameters in HPLC gradient time temperature pH of the aqueous eluent and stationary phase are evaluated within the Quality by Design framework It is useful for the robust analytical method development and Design Space optimisation..

  • Expert Talk

    Peptides Remain a Growth Story

    Cloud solutions offer immediate returns in improving operational performance and reducing costs Multiple approaches to cloud solutions will be needed to satisfy life science industry needs complicating the development of a coherent cloud strategy..