Big Pharma Drug Hunters Join Forces with Academic Researchers

GlaxoSmithKline has recently announced the winners of its first North American Discovery Fast Track competition. In a new kind of drug discovery partnership, the pharma giant offers entrants from Canada…
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Empathy, Awareness and Innovation: Big Pharma Marks World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day saw Big Pharma launch several new initiatives to raise awareness about diabetes and fund research on new treatments. Through 4 research grants, Bristol-Myers Squibb investigates the link between depression and diabetes, Abbott launches an empathy-building infographic, and several other industry giants collaborate to develop new drug therapies.

Outsourcing Pharmaceutical R&D: Risks and Rewards

Outsourcing is a popular and profitable strategy that allows large companies to contract out what they consider to be non-critical processes and services – something most of us associate with…
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Trends in Pharma Marketing: Re-Packaging Old Drugs

For many companies, marketing is no longer about mass distribution. It’s about tracking micro trends and reaching out to smaller, more niche demographics.  Nowadays, the marketing messages we receive are…
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High Tech Labs: Revolutionizing the Clinician’s Toolbox

From mapping genomes to new software for monitoring trials, new technologies are revolutionizing the every-day business of clinical research. The emphasis is on efficiency and accuracy: innovators are looking for…
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From Molecules to Manure: Uncovering a Cure for Allergies

Watery eyes, scratchy throat, angry rashes. From pesky annoyance to life threatening reaction: how many of us suffer from allergies? Health Canada says that non-food allergies have become chronic in…
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The Long and Winding Road: Demystifying the Food Supply Chain

Where exactly does your food come from?  With increasingly convoluted global supply chains, it’s hard to determine the twists and turns our last meal took on its journey from transport…
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Mapping out the Future: Funding Boost for Canadian Genomics Initiatives

Since the first successful sequencing of the human genome in 2003, technology has evolved to make DNA mapping faster and more cost-effective than ever. In the health care sector, genomics…
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Designer Drugs: Risky Synthetics Flood the Canadian Market

Health Canada recently issued a warning regarding the dangers of psychoactive drugs, in particular synthetic blends that replicate the effects of controlled substances. The development and distribution of synthetics falls…
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All About CETA and You

This month, after years of discussion, Canada signed a Canada-EU Free Trade deal. The Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) is testing the waters for dropping import tariffs on everything from…
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