Category: General Biotechnology

New FDA Commissioner: What this means for Cancer Testing and Treatment

By Joshua Mansour, M.D. The head of the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Norman “Ned” Sharpless, will be temporarily appointed as acting commissioner of the Food and Drug administration amid the news of Dr. Scott Gottlieb stepping down for personal reasons.  Dr. Sharpless oversees billions in grants for research and federal funding at his current position.  Time will tell if […]


Telemedicine, Changing the Face of Healthcare

By Eddie Fatakhov, M.D.  Advancements in technology are dramatically changing the world of medicine as we know it, and medical professionals worldwide are utilizing this rapidly evolving landscape to achieve and innovate the way we stay healthy. One vein of medicine that is really maximizing the potential of these advancements, while changing the face of […]


How AI Is Already Changing Drug Development

The average time to market for a new drug is around 12 years, at a cost averaging $2.6 billion, according to 2014 research by Tufts University. And there’s no indication that…
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Business Continuity and Resiliency Planning for Biomedical and Research Organizations

By Nanette Moss, S.M., C.I.H., Senior Scientist and Project Executive with Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc. What is business continuity planning and why it is important? Emergencies may be infrequent…
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Key Findings from GAO Report on Orphan Drug Approval Modernization

In November 2018, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report titled “FDA Could Improve Designation Review Consistency; Rare Disease Drug Development Challenges Continue.” It follows up on the FDA’s Orphan…
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The basics of patent searching

This article was originally published by Nigel S. Clarke in World Patent Information Volume 54, Supplement, September 2018, Pages S4-S10 under a Creative Commons license Abstract Some aspects of patent searching are…
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