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With three recent FDA approvals, and a number of Phase 3 trials ongoing, the drugs are seeing a surge in interest.

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The Quest for Safer Opioid Drugs

By Jenny Rood | January 1, 2018

From basic research in academic labs to Phase 3 clinical trials, myriad efforts are underway to divorce opioids' pain-relieving potential from their undesirable downsides.

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Flux and Uncertainty in the CRISPR Patent Landscape

By Aggie Mika | October 1, 2017

The battle for the control of the intellectual property surrounding CRISPR-Cas9 is as storied and nuanced as the technology itself.

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Accessing Drugs for Medical Aid-in-Dying

By Catherine Offord | August 17, 2017

A fraught market for the barbiturates prescribed to terminally ill patients who choose to end their lives has physicians turning to options outside big pharma.

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Learning from Iceland’s Model for Genetic Research

By Catherine Offord | June 1, 2017

The Scandinavian island’s unique combination of genetic homogeneity, genealogical tradition, and high participation in research make it a prime location for discovery and validation of drug targets.

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Making CAR T-Cell Therapy Safer

By Catherine Offord | April 1, 2017

Following a spate of patient deaths in clinical trials testing modified T cells for the treatment of cancer, researchers work to reduce the treatment’s toxicity without sacrificing efficacy.

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Pharma Cooperates to Achieve Precision Medicine

By Catherine Offord | February 1, 2017

The challenges of adapting drug development to the age of personalized therapies encourage collaboration among industry players.

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Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Near Approval

By Catherine Offord | December 1, 2016

Successful late-stage clinical trials could mark the maturation of a new drug development platform, but the path to commercialization is not without hurdles.

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Pet Meds Adapted from Human Therapies

By Jenny Rood | October 1, 2016

Companies focused on developing treatments for dogs, cats, and horses are bringing a diverse array of products to the pet medicine market.

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The Growth of Iowa Biotech

By Jenny Rood | August 1, 2016

The state’s industry draws inspiration from medicine as well as agriculture.

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