Bio Business
Accessing Drugs for Medical Aid-in-Dying
Accessing Drugs for Medical Aid-in-Dying
Catherine Offord | Aug 16, 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.
Learning from Iceland’s Model for Genetic Research
Learning from Iceland’s Model for Genetic Research
Catherine Offord | Jun 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.
Making CAR T-Cell Therapy Safer
Making CAR T-Cell Therapy Safer
Catherine Offord | Apr 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.
Pharma Cooperates to Achieve Precision Medicine
Pharma Cooperates to Achieve Precision Medicine
Catherine Offord | Feb 1, 2017
The challenges of adapting drug development to the age of personalized therapies encourage collaboration among industry players.
Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Near Approval
Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Near Approval
Catherine Offord | Dec 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.
Pet Meds Adapted from Human Therapies
Pet Meds Adapted from Human Therapies
Jenny Rood | Oct 1, 2016
Companies focused on developing treatments for dogs, cats, and horses are bringing a diverse array of products to the pet medicine market.
The Growth of Iowa Biotech
The Growth of Iowa Biotech
Jenny Rood | Aug 1, 2016
The state’s industry draws inspiration from medicine as well as agriculture.
Do Patents Promote or Stall Innovation?
Do Patents Promote or Stall Innovation?
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2016
A petition recently filed with the Supreme Court triggers renewed debate about the role of patents in the diagnostics sector.
Banking on Blood Tests
Banking on Blood Tests
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Apr 1, 2016
How close are liquid biopsies to replacing current diagnostics?
Desperately Seeking Shut-Eye
Desperately Seeking Shut-Eye
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2016
New insomnia drugs are coming on the market, but drug-free therapy remains the most durable treatment.