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Overcoming the hurdles to digital transformation in biopharmaceutical manufacturing

Across the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry, companies have reached different stages in their digital transformation journey. The industry is known for being conservative, so it is not surprising that there has yet to be a quick adoption of digital technologies in manufacturing. As product and process complexity continues to increase, it is becoming clear that technology

Pharma’s gene and cell therapy ambitions will kick into high gear in 2020—despite some major hurdles

There are at least 800 gene therapies in the biopharma pipeline, according to the FDA. (Photo by kirstypargeter/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images) In January 2019, then-FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb ushered in the new year with a bold prediction: The agency, he said, would be approving between 10 and 20 gene and cell therapies per year by

The new polymer can kill drug-resistant bacteria

Researchers from Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore, and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have designed an antimicrobial polymer that can kill bacteria resistant to commonly used antibiotics, including the superbug Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The breakthrough can pave the way for the development of medicine to which bacteria have

Why Galectin-3 has emerged as a focus for drug research and development

Dr. Harold Shlevin, CEO of Galectin Therapeutics, shares how this protein can be used across a wide range of disease types First described in 1971, the galectin-3 protein has emerged over the last decade as a major focus of research and pharmaceutical development for a wide range of different diseases. A brief survey of the

Certain fungi increase pancreatic cancer risk, study finds

Certain fungi move from the gut to the pancreas, expand their population more than a thousand-fold, and encourage pancreatic cancer growth, a new study finds. Published online in Nature October 2, the study is the first to offer strong evidence that the mycobiome – the local mix of fungal species in the pancreas – can trigger changes

Agienic issued three key U.S. patents for novel copper-based antimicrobial materials

Agienic Inc., an Arizona-based innovator in antimicrobial technology, announced today the issuance of three key U.S. patents on their novel copper-based antimicrobial materials. These materials provide unprecedented antimicrobial activity at low cost. These materials – safe for humans and the environment – are markedly more effective than products now marketed to combat bacteria (Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Pseudomonas, Salmonella, Mycobacteria and E.

Dandruff: the most commercially exploited skin disease

Indian J Dermatol. 2010 Apr-Jun; 55(2): 130–134. doi: 10.4103/0019-5154.62734 PMCID: PMC2887514 PMID: 20606879 DANDRUFF: THE MOST COMMERCIALLY EXPLOITED SKIN DISEASE S Ranganathan and T Mukhopadhyay Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer Abstract The article discuss in detail about the prevalence, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations of dandruff including the etio-pathology. The article also discusses in detail about various treatment methods available for

Infections, Infestations and Neoplasms of the Scalp

Abstract This chapter reviews common cutaneous infections, infestations, and neoplasms of the scalp. Infections of the scalp are subdivided into three major groups. The most seen are: (1) Bacterial: Folliculitis, folliculitis decalvans, tufted hair folliculitis and acne keloidalis nuchae. (2) Fungal: Tinea capitis, favus and kerion celsi. (3) Protozoal: Syphilitic alopecia. Pediculosis capitis is the

Comparison of Healthy and Dandruff Scalp Microbiome Reveals the Role of Commensals in Scalp Health

Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2018; 8: 346. Published online 2018 Oct 4. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2018.00346 PMCID: PMC6180232 PMID: 30338244 Comparison of Healthy and Dandruff Scalp Microbiome Reveals the Role of Commensals in Scalp Health Rituja Saxena,1,† Parul Mittal,1,† Cecile Clavaud,2,† Darshan B. Dhakan,1 Prashant Hegde,3 Mahesh M. Veeranagaiah,3 Subarna Saha,3 Luc Souverain,2 Nita Roy,3 Lionel Breton,2 Namita Misra,2,3,* and Vineet K. Sharma1,* Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer This article has been cited

Technology for extracting Indian essential oil

Apart from being the second most populous country in the world, producing and exporting pharmaceuticals, India is also famous as the runner-up in the essential oil market. Essential oils have many different stories and histories, but they have been used for a long time in ancient civilizations. The main function is to treat, beautify and