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13 Life Science Blogs To Follow

   by BiopharmaTrend    7141
13 Life Science Blogs To Follow

We have decided to summarize a list of niche blogs, mostly personal, run by the Life Science professionals - scientists, business leaders. Such blogs often provide personalized insights into certain areas of drug discovery, biotech, and business, which are not properly covered by the mainstream media, or covered in very general strokes. Reading blogs is a great way to explore nuances of the industry -- through the prism of personal opinions and experiences of the authors. 

(Blogs are listed in alphabetical order).

[Interview] Advancing Off-the-shelf Cellular Medicines to Fight COVID-19

   by Andrii Buvailo    1226
[Interview] Advancing Off-the-shelf Cellular Medicines to Fight COVID-19

Mesoblast Limited (Nasdaq:MESO; ASX:MSB), a world leader in developing allogeneic (off-the-shelf) cellular medicines, just announced that the first COVID-19 infected patients have been dosed with remestemcel-L, the company’s proprietary allogeneic cellular medicine. This study is conducted within the framework of the 300-patient randomized placebo-controlled Phase 3 trial underway in North America which focuses on patients with moderate to severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) on ventilator support.

11 Inspiring Women Advancing Artificial Intelligence In Life Sciences

   by BiopharmaTrend    3022
11 Inspiring Women Advancing Artificial Intelligence In Life Sciences

In this post, we decided to highlight eleven entrepreneurial women, leading the way in applying advanced computational technologies, such as machine learning (ML), deep learning (DL), and other artificial intelligence (AI) components, for tackling some of the hardest challenges of science -- in drug discovery and healthcare. This list is composed in alphabetical order. 

[Interview] Hacking Metabolomics With AI To Improve Clinical Research

   by Andrii Buvailo    464
[Interview] Hacking Metabolomics With AI To Improve Clinical Research

Personalized medicine has become a paradigm-shifting trend in healthcare - the hegemony of  “one-size-fits-all” drugs is increasingly challenged by novel innovative modalities and therapies, laser-sharped for a specific group of patients, or even a single patient in some cases. This is a complex story, and the progress in personalized medicine will take time and tectonic shifts in the pharmaceutical research workflow. 

On the other hand, the advent of personalized medicine is only possible with a more personalized system for health assessment, new robust biomarkers, and novel approaches to run and monitor clinical trials. This will require diagnostics that can provide sufficient insight into the metabolic status of individuals, and relatively new science of metabolomics is now taking off in the biotech industry.  

[Interview] Building Canada’s Life Sciences Community and Thinking Global

   by Andrii Buvailo    390
[Interview] Building Canada’s Life Sciences Community and Thinking Global

Canada has a firm place in the global life sciences ecosystem, being the tenth largest market for pharmaceutical sales, and home to America’s second-largest life sciences corridor. The country has a long history of life science research, including the creation of the first pacemaker and discovery of stem cells. 

According to a survey conducted by BIOTECanada and Deloitte in 2018, conducted in 2018, the Canadian life sciences sector includes many early-stage companies with substantial growth potential -- 67% of responders identified themselves as being in the discovery or emerging phase of development in 2017. Surveyed organizations reported intentions to raise additional capital in the coming years and reported access to capital as the primary issue in the life sciences sector in Canada.