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  • The Impact of Patent Expiry on Drug Prices: A Systematic Literature Review

    The Impact of Patent Expiry on Drug Prices: A Systematic Literature Review

    This article was originally published by Gerard T. Vondeling, Qi Cao, Maarten J. Postma, and Mark H. Rozenbaum in Applied Health Economics and Health Policy (2018) pp.1-8 under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial…The post The Impact of…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 10:29am -
  • Clause 8 Podcast Interview with Co-Author of the Hatch-Waxman Act

    Clause 8 Podcast Interview with Co-Author of the Hatch-Waxman Act

    Former Congressman Henry Waxman was recently interviewed for the Clause 8 podcast about how he worked together with Sen. Orrin Hatch to pass the Hatch-Waxman Act and its aftermath.  Congressman…The post Clause 8 Podcast Interview with Co-Author o…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Nov 18, 9:17am -
  • 3D Printing in Pharmaceutical and Medical Applications – Recent Achievements and Challenges

    3D Printing in Pharmaceutical and Medical Applications – Recent Achievements and Challenges

    This paper was originally published by Witold Jamróz, Joanna Szafraniec, Mateusz Kurek, and Renata Jachowicz in Pharmaceutical Research September 2018, 35:176 under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.…
    - 12 days ago, 3 Nov 18, 8:02am -
  • Orphan Drug Patents: Concerns Raised by Payers and Policy Makers

    Orphan Drug Patents: Concerns Raised by Payers and Policy Makers

    There are more than 7,000 diseases that are considered “rare,” that is, affecting fewer than 200,000 Americans. Yet around one in ten Americans lives with at least one of these…The post Orphan Drug Patents: Concerns Raised by Payers and Policy…
    - 17 days ago, 29 Oct 18, 11:55am -
  • Why Generic Drug Makers May Benefit from 505(b)(2) Approval

    Why Generic Drug Makers May Benefit from 505(b)(2) Approval

    A few years ago, there was much talk of the “patent cliff” facing blockbuster drugs like Lipitor and other huge name-brand drugs. The “patent cliff” may have spelled the end…The post Why Generic Drug Makers May Benefit from 505(b)(2) Appro…
    - 24 days ago, 22 Oct 18, 11:02am -
  • Patenting human genes: Chinese academic articles’ portrayal of gene patents

    Patenting human genes: Chinese academic articles’ portrayal of gene patents

    This article was originally published by Li Du in BMC Medical Ethics 2018 19:29 under a creative commons license. Abstract Background The patenting of human genes has been the subject…The post Patenting human genes: Chinese academic articles’ po…
    - 24 days ago, 22 Oct 18, 9:44am -
  • The 505(b)(2) Drug Patent Approval Process: Uses and Potential Advantages

    The 505(b)(2) Drug Patent Approval Process: Uses and Potential Advantages

    Drug development is one of the world’s most high-risk / high-reward industries, with the vast majority of drugs created never making it to market. Of those that do make it…The post The 505(b)(2) Drug Patent Approval Process: Uses and Potential A…
    - 31 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 10:58am -
  • Pharmaceutical Portfolio Management Reading List

    Pharmaceutical Portfolio Management Reading List

    Portfolio, Program, and Project Management in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries This book describes the way that pharmaceutical projects and programs are currently managed, and offers views from many highly…The post Pharmaceutical Po…
    - 35 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 3:08pm -
  • How Artificial Intelligence Will Affect Healthcare and Drug Prices

    How Artificial Intelligence Will Affect Healthcare and Drug Prices

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is the development within computer systems of the ability to perform tasks that have traditionally required human intelligence. Examples of AI applications include visual perception, speech recognition,…The post How Ar…
    - 38 days ago, 8 Oct 18, 9:53am -
  • Deep Learning in Drug Discovery and Medicine – Scratching the Surface

    Deep Learning in Drug Discovery and Medicine – Scratching the Surface

    This paper was originally published by Dibyendu Dana, Satishkumar V. Gadhiya, Luce G. St. Surin, David Li, Farha Naaz, Quaisar Ali, Latha Paka, Michael A. Yamin, Mahesh Narayan, Itzhak D. Goldberg…The post Deep Learning in Drug Discovery and Medi…
    - 42 days ago, 4 Oct 18, 9:24am -

BIOtechNow

Nature: Biotechnology

  • ClampFISH detects individual nucleic acid molecules using click chemistry–based amplification

    ClampFISH detects individual nucleic acid molecules using click chemistry–based amplification

    ClampFISH detects individual nucleic acid molecules using click chemistry–based amplificationClampFISH detects individual nucleic acid molecules using click chemistry–based amplification, Published online: 12 November 2018; doi:10.1038/nbt.4286Se…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • High-throughput determination of the antigen specificities of T cell receptors in single cells

    High-throughput determination of the antigen specificities of T cell receptors in single cells

    High-throughput determination of the antigen specificities of T cell receptors in single cellsHigh-throughput determination of the antigen specificities of T cell receptors in single cells, Published online: 12 November 2018; doi:10.1038/nbt.4282The…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • The Reporting Items for Patent Landscapes statement

    The Reporting Items for Patent Landscapes statement

    The Reporting Items for Patent Landscapes statementThe Reporting Items for Patent Landscapes statement, Published online: 09 November 2018; doi:10.1038/nbt.4291The Reporting Items for Patent Landscapes statement
    - 7 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • Gilead injects own generics into shrinking HCV drug market

    Gilead injects own generics into shrinking HCV drug market

    Gilead injects own generics into shrinking HCV drug marketGilead injects own generics into shrinking HCV drug market, Published online: 09 November 2018; doi:10.1038/nbt1118-1030aGilead injects own generics into shrinking HCV drug market
    - 7 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • Wnt is back in drugmakers' sights, but is it druggable?

    Wnt is back in drugmakers' sights, but is it druggable?

    Wnt is back in drugmakers' sights, but is it druggable?Wnt is back in drugmakers' sights, but is it druggable?, Published online: 09 November 2018; doi:10.1038/nbt1118-1028Wnt is back in drugmakers' sights, but is it druggable?
    - 7 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • An avatar for precision cancer therapy

    An avatar for precision cancer therapy

    An avatar for precision cancer therapyAn avatar for precision cancer therapy, Published online: 09 November 2018; doi:10.1038/nbt.4293Screening patient-derived tumor cell cultures against a drug library is a promising adjunct to clinical decision-mak…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • Translating microbiome futures

    Translating microbiome futures

    Translating microbiome futuresTranslating microbiome futures, Published online: 09 November 2018; doi:10.1038/nbt.4287A group of microbiome researchers discuss some of the challenges in developing a new generation of microbiome therapies.
    - 7 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • Q3 2018—The beat goes on

    Q3 2018—The beat goes on

    Q3 2018—The beat goes onQ3 2018—The beat goes on, Published online: 09 November 2018; doi:10.1038/nbt.4295Q3 2018—The beat goes on
    - 7 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 7:00pm -

Phys.org: Biotechnology

  • newResearchers discover novel 'to divide or to differentiate' switch in plants

    Researchers discover novel 'to divide or to differentiate' switch in plants

    Scientists from VIB and Ghent University under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Jenny Russinova have uncovered a novel mechanism in plants that controls an important decision step in stomatal lineage to divide asymmetrically or to differentiate. This is a d…
    - 3 hours ago, 15 Nov 18, 8:28am -
  • newFarm animals may soon get new features through gene editing

    Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing

    Cows that can withstand hotter temperatures. Cows born without pesky horns. Pigs that never reach puberty.
    - 9 hours ago, 15 Nov 18, 2:50am -
  • newBreeding corn for water-use efficiency may have just gotten easier

    Breeding corn for water-use efficiency may have just gotten easier

    With approximately 80 percent of our nation's water supply going towards agriculture, it's fair to say it takes a lot of water to grow crops. In a climate with less predictable rainfall patterns and more intense droughts, scientists at the University…
    - 20 hours ago, 14 Nov 18, 3:51pm -
  • newMosquito genome opens new avenues for reducing bug-borne disease

    Mosquito genome opens new avenues for reducing bug-borne disease

    The mosquito Aedes aegypti is a powerful, plentiful species: It populates six continents, can carry deadly viruses, and bites with abandon. But until recently, its genome was in tatters.
    - 23 hours ago, 14 Nov 18, 1:00pm -
  • Researchers develop tool that analyzes biomedical data within minutes

    Researchers develop tool that analyzes biomedical data within minutes

    Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have developed a tool that speeds up the analysis and publication of biomedical data from many months or years to mere minutes, transforming the way researchers communicate results of their s…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 18, 11:00am -
  • Skipping a few thousand years: Rapid domestication of the groundcherry using gene editing

    Skipping a few thousand years: Rapid domestication of the groundcherry using gene editing

    Shopping in your supermarket's produce section is like strolling through a museum of humanity's greatest inventions. Perfect ears of golden sweet corn; tomatoes of different sizes, shapes and colors; and spicy jalapeño peppers are all a testament to…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 18, 10:40am -
  • The dawn of a new era for genebanks

    The dawn of a new era for genebanks

    Biodiversity goes beyond species diversity. Another important aspect of biodiversity is genetic variation within species. A notable example is the immense variety of cultivars and landraces of crop plants and their wild progenitors. An international…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 18, 9:22am -
  • Improved method to identify salt tolerant crops

    Improved method to identify salt tolerant crops

    Soil salinity is affecting large areas in the world and millions of farmers are faced with decreasing yields and many are even forced to migrate. Dutch scientists (Prof Dr. Gerrit van Straten (Wageningen University), Prof. Dr. Peter van Bodegom (Leid…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 18, 8:02am -
  • Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?

    Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?

    The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart.
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 18, 2:41am -
  • DNA structure impacts rate and accuracy of DNA synthesis

    DNA structure impacts rate and accuracy of DNA synthesis

    The speed and error rate of DNA synthesis is influenced by the three-dimensional structure of the DNA. Using "third-generation" genome-wide DNA sequencing data, a team of researchers from Penn State and the Czech Academy of Sciences showed that seque…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 3:55pm -

Scientific American: Biotechnology

  • Same-Sex Mice Parents Give Birth to Healthy Brood

    Same-Sex Mice Parents Give Birth to Healthy Brood

    Gene editing and stem cell research have allowed for alternative rodent reproduction-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 35 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • Japan Set to Allow Gene Editing in Human Embryos

    Japan Set to Allow Gene Editing in Human Embryos

    Draft guidelines permit gene-editing tools for research into early human development, but would discourage manipulation of embryos for reproduction-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 43 days ago, 3 Oct 18, 1:30pm -
  • Nobel for Helping the Immune System Fight Cancer

    Nobel for Helping the Immune System Fight Cancer

    James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo share the Nobel Prize for their work on harnessing the cancer patient's own immune system to destroy tumors.-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 45 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 7:08am -
  • RNA Expert Wins "American Nobel"

    RNA Expert Wins "American Nobel"

    Interview: Joan Argetsinger Steitz weighs in on #MeToo and working with James Watson-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    - 65 days ago, 11 Sep 18, 6:00am -
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