Big pharma turns to small biotechs for edge in cancer treatment

Partnerships between big pharma and small biotech companies have highlighted the scramble for assets in a new category of medicines billed as the most important breakthrough against cancer for decades. Novartis of Switzerland, Merck of the US and its German namesake Merck Serono have all forged alliances in recent days aimed at strengthening their position […]

This Is How Drugs Go From the Lab to Pharmacy Shelves

Once a drug is approved by the FDA, it needs to enter the manufacturing process. Going from small-scale to large-scale manufacturing, however, is a major undertaking. In many cases, companies must build a new manufacturing facility or reconstruct an old one because the manufacturing process is different from drug to drug. Patent Pending Depending on […]

Big Pharma: Taking a Drug from Theory to Research and Development

Did you know that it can take up to 15 years to develop one new medicine from the earliest stages of discovery to the time it is available for treating patients? And out of the multiple new medicines being created only 10 percent reach the clinical trials phase, with only one of five ever being […]

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