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The Fall 2017 University of Chicago Innovation Fund Finals

Had the pleasure of attending this event today.  Summary below. The University of Chicago Innovation Fund (IF) is excited to announce the Fall 2017 investment cycle. Applicants from across the University of Chicago, Argonne National Lab, Fermilab, and the Marine Biology Laboratory will compete for up to $250,000 in proof-of-concept capital. …

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The Fall 2017 University of Chicago Innovation Fund Finals

Had the pleasure of attending this event today.  Summary below. The University of Chicago Innovation Fund (IF) is excited to announce the Fall 2017 investment cycle. Applicants from across the University of Chicago, Argonne National Lab, Fermilab, and the Marine Biology Laboratory will compete for up to $250,000 in proof-of-concept capital. …

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Life Sciences: Keeping Ahead in Outsourcing

Pharmaceutical companies of all sizes meanwhile routinely outsource much of their research, development and/or manufacturing requirements to contract organizations around the globe. Outsourcing increases the overall performance of pharmaceutical companies by allowing them to focus their resources on core activities, such as understanding the fundamental effects of disease states, the …

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Blockchain Can Drive Value within a Compliance Process

Blockchain is here and drives value within the serialization process. The DSCSA regulation requires manufacturers to serialize product; however today, DSCSA actually does not require the manufacturer to give the serial numbers to the distributors. Solution – Blockchain! If you have a platform which supports blockchain services and leverages a …

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Blockchain Innovation & The Journey To TechEd

The global pharmaceutical industry is becoming ever more digitized, connected and traceability  centric. A wave of global mandates exist in the industry, to which SAP reacted to in 2015, by the creation of a network which integrates members of the pharmaceutical supply chain. Since then, SAP has positioned itself as …

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Continuous Manufacturing in Life Sciences

History Pharmaceutical companies are regularly seen as leaders in adopting high technology solutions, especially in support of their extensive R&D ambitions. However, when it comes to the actual manufacturing of commercial products, especially in tablet form, the picture is usually anything but cutting edge. Tablets are still manufactured in batches, …

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Busting Drug Counterfeiting All Over the World

Politics, war, catastrophic events – these are the things that mostly dominate our TV screens these days. But although you won’t see it in the news too often, drug counterfeiting is a real global threat to public health, and it often – quite literally – goes under the radar. But …

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Data is King

Life science companies are adopting and changing rapidly. Adoption of new business models, mergers and acquisitions and entrance into new markets are some key driving forces. Today, within Life Sciences, data is the king. For Life Science Organizations to be successful quick access to accurate information is critical. One of …

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Bridging the Life Sciences Innovation Gap – Pharmaceutical Research in a Changing Environment

The pharmaceutical industry was forced to undertake significant structural changes to address increasing challenges from regulatory policies, patent expiration of blockbusters, lower productivity, innovation gaps and price competition from generics during the last two decades. Outsourcing of research, layoffs, mergers and acquisitions became a common place in an industry which …

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The healthcare panopticon

The diagnosis of medical conditions is undergoing significant transformation as we move from a rule-based approach to an approach modeled on how the human brain detects patterns. This new approach exploits so-called neural networks to enable machine learning, as an article recently published in The New Yorker magazine described (April …

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Digital Spend Management in Life Sciences

Managing strategic sourcing across the globe in regulated the Life Sciences industry is complex due to the difficulty in interpreting country regulations relevant to anti-corruption activities, involving transactions like Contract Research Organization (CRO) consulting services, investigator grants payments, and key opinion leader speaking engagement etc. These high value, low volume …

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Life Sciences at SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference 2017

Counting down just over five weeks until the SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference, the excitement is building in Life Sciences.   Our agenda this year promises a showcase of digital transformation stories, product enhancements, solution innovations and highlights from best run Life Sciences companies.   Join your peers in Orlando to …

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New Regulation Will Help Drive Patient Safety!!!

Identification of Medicinal Products (IDMP) is a new legislation developed in response to a world-wide demand for internationally harmonized specifications for medicinal products.   IDMP is the marketing authorization in Europe for Medicinal Products. IDMP will help drive patient safety. Currently, Pharmaceutical, biopharmaceuticals and biotech companies should be preparing to comply. …

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IOT Use Cases in Life Sciences

With the advent of several IT players in the Healthcare ecosystem leveraging their mobility and cloud strengths to connect with medical devices, fitness apparel, and monitor patient conditions, traditional Life Sciences manufacturers are under pressure to deliver innovation for improving patient outcomes. Automation is not new to our industry. Life …

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