Category: Drug Development Research

Imaging the Future of Therapeutics

The evolution of molecular imaging

The Evolution of What?

Since the earth was born and man was created, there has been much evolution in the universe. Man, as a species, has evolved to what we are today (and we continue to evolve over time). This in itself is a complex topic, but perhaps we can reflect on an interesting aspect of evolution – with…
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How Flexible Are You?

This adaptive study design has also proven to save money spent per patient during clinical trials – pharmaceutical, biotech, and device companies report expenditures up to $120,000 per patient during Phase 1 non-adaptive studies

7 wonders of the preclinical world

7 Wonders of the [PreClinical] World

Ever had a sleepless night wondering what miracles exist in the preclinical world that enable studies to support research pipelines? Me neither. But let’s explore in a humorous way and have some fun… If you work in the medical field, you know how important preclinical trials can be. Often, when you hear about clinical trials,…
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What’s Critical for Assay Development Today?

The needle in the haystack… In the world of drug development, many are looking for solutions during the process – needles in the haystack – from discovery through commercialization. One of the areas of highest frustration in the proverbial haystack of drug development is assay development. As any pharmaceutical CSO or research head can tell…
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The Use of Preclinical Imaging in Drug Development

The process of developing drugs can take at least 10 years. That’s because of the lengthy research, development, and testing phases that must occur. Only after these stages are completed can the drug be manufactured for use. The types of studies needed to move through the drug discovery/drug development process usually follows a path from…
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Important New Drug Development Research from Ionis Pharmaceuticals

As presented at SOT annual meeting, Baltimore MD A wide array of drugs has adverse effects on platelet numbers and function making assays of in vivo platelet function so important in drug development. Platelets serve a critical role in hemostasis. Platelet (PLT) homeostasis is normally tightly regulated with PLT production in the bone marrow balanced…
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10 Amazing Ways Molecular Imaging is Shaping the Medical Field

Molecular imaging is an advanced field within radio-pharmacology. This method of medical imaging provides detailed pictures in which it’s possible to see the way the cells function normal and disease states and to do this in living organisms. Unlike other diagnostic imaging procedures that target anatomic structure – like ultrasound, CT, and MRI – with…
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