Patents for Combination Products: Challenges and Opportunities

Combination products offer companies new directions for drug patent innovation. Medicine has become more personalized over the past generation, and this has affected the drug patent system. One major trend…
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How Pharmaceutical Blockchain Technology Challenges Can Be Overcome

By Ed Lamb, DrugPatentWatch Writer Pilot projects are underway, but regulatory and stakeholder buy-in concerns remain When pharmaceutical supply chain stakeholders met recently to discuss applications for blockchain technology, they…
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Get single drug patent reports at DrugPatentWatch

Many readers have been asking for a simple way to get information on just a few drugs. While we do offer short-term three-month subscriptions, there is still a demand for…
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Estimated costs of production and potential prices for the WHO Essential Medicines List

This article was originally published by Andrew M Hill, Melissa J Barber, and Dzintars Gotham in BMJ Global Health Jan 2018, 3 (1) e000571 under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. Abstract Introduction There are persi…


Decision-making in product portfolios of pharmaceutical research and development – managing streams of innovation in highly regulated markets

This article was originally published by Antti Jekunen in Drug Des Devel Ther. 2014; 8: 2009–2016 under a Creative Commons Attribution – Non Commercial (unported, v3.0) License. Abstract Decision-making is a core function…
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Biobetters, Supergenerics Hold Many Advantages for Pharma Companies

By Larry Ramer, DrugPatentWatch writer A growing number of pharmaceutical companies are looking to simultaneously benefit from the low costs of developing generic treatments and the increased market share and…
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Drugs and Devices: Comparison of European and U.S. Approval Processes

This paper was originally published by Gail A.Van Norman, MD, in JACC: Basic to Translational Science Volume 1, Issue 5, August 2016, Pages 399-412 under a Creative Commons license. Summary The…
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8 Applications of Machine Learning in The Pharmaceutical Industry

By Pankaj Mondal, DrugPatentWatch writer Machine learning, the most fundamental form of artificial intelligence, has started infiltrating the medical field, and it seems machines can play a crucial role in…
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FDA Pushes to Reduce Single-Source Generics, Increase Biosimilars

By Ed Lamb, DrugPatentWatch writer Under a new commissioner dedicated to bolstering competition to reduce prices, the agency is redoing a raft of rules and guidances to speed ANDA approvals…
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When should you outsource drug development

For pharmaceutical companies in flux, contract services are playing a pivotal and more diverse role in the drug development process. The rapid growth of the contract research organization or CRO…
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