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Jagged Little Pill: Drugs Through a Microneedle

By Randi Hernandez. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have devised a novel drug capsule coated with tiny needles to deliver large-molecule biopharmaceuticals. This drug-delivery method would effectively prevent the breakdown of biologics in the stomach and inject the drug payload directly into the lining of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. “This could be […]
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Doctors, Data, and Drug Development

It is estimated that applying big data strategies could potentially generate up to $100 billion in value annually across the US healthcare systems, specifically by optimizing innovation and improving the efficiency of research and clinical trials. With the advent of global CROs entering into the capital intensive sector of healthcare reimbursements, supporting pharmaceutical and biotech […]
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EFPIA Efforts to Block Stolen Drugs in European Supply Chain

The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations’ new medicines verification system will put an end to the re-sale of stolen and counterfeit drugs in the European supply chain, the organisation claims. The European Stakeholder Model (ESM) reportedly offers a cost-effective technological solution using anti-tampering device together with 2D barcoding to verify the authenticity of medicinal products. Because of loopholes […]
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Pharm Exec Global Digest: Technology Special

In this special Technology Issue of Pharm Exec Global Digest: Apple or Big Pharma: Who Will Lead in the Wearable Healthcare Device Space?; Google Glass — a Healthcare User’s Guide; UBISTART’s New Payout for Innovative Start-ups; and more… Click here to read the issue.
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Latest Developments in Alzheimer’s R&D

With drug-development efforts in Alzheimer’s disease continuing to produce underwhelming results—as clinicians have long battled the inherent diagnosis and translational research challenges associated with the disorder—it’s no secret that there is increased clinical focus now on the prevention and early detection of Alzheimer’s. Those were two areas of emphasis at the recent Alzheimer’s Association International […]
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