Bio Business
How Safe Is Your Medicine Cabinet?
How Safe Is Your Medicine Cabinet?
Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2013
After numerous high-profile safety scares, clinicians and regulators push to fix critical weaknesses in the FDA’s monitoring system for approved drugs.
Biology Hacklabs
Biology Hacklabs
Megan Scudellari | Mar 1, 2013
Fueled by donations, sweat, and occasional dumpster diving, community laboratories for DIY biologists are cropping up around the country.
A Dime a Dozen
A Dime a Dozen
Megan Scudellari | Jan 1, 2013
Affordable diagnostic tests tackle the world’s most pressing health problems.
Tumor Snipers
Tumor Snipers
Megan Scudellari | Nov 1, 2012
After two headline successes, companies rush to develop “smart bomb” cancer drugs.
Sharing Made Easy
Megan Scudellari | Sep 1, 2012
Biological resource centers are bigger and better than ever before, storing and distributing shared reagents, plasmids, and more.
The Little Cell That Could
Megan Scudellari | Jul 1, 2012
Critics point out that cell therapy has yet to top existing treatments. Biotech companies are setting out to change that—and prove that the technology can revolutionize medicine.
Treating Fat with Fat
Edyta Zielinska | May 1, 2012
Is brown fat ready for therapeutic prime time?
Braving the IPO Drought
Braving the IPO Drought
Megan Scudellari | Mar 1, 2012
Despite nervous investors and a volatile market, a courageous few biotechnology companies are taking their chances on Wall Street.
Bioterrorist Battles
Fran Hawthorne | Jan 1, 2012
A Swiss-based firm may have a back-door way to thwart a bioterrorist attack—by fighting the flu.
New Tech Boosts Science
Tia Ghose | Oct 1, 2011
From iPhone apps to cloud computing, everyday digital technologies are helping advance drug discovery, conduct clinical trials, and improve medical care.