DDW Highlights: 23 January 2023
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5d ago
The latest episode of the DDW Highlights podcast is now available to listen to below. DDW’s Megan Thomas narrates five key stories of the week to keep DDW subscribers up-to-date on the latest industry updates.  Clinical trials have led our news section this week, with positive results announced from several Phase I and II studies. There was good news from Alto Neuroscience, everImmune, Avacta and Abionyx, though unfortunately things are not looking so rosy for Janssen’s HIV vaccine candidate.  ..read more
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A deep dive into the future of ophthalmology
The Drug Discovery World Podcast
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1w ago
This is the latest episode of the free DDW podcast, “A deep dive into the future of ophthalmology”. It covers two articles written for Volume 23, Issue 1 – Winter 2021/22 of DDW. They are called “Innovation, investment and commitment: Genentech’s approach to the future of ophthalmology” and “Innovative delivery of sustained ophthalmic steroids for high unmet needs in diabetic macular edema”. Jeff Willis, MD, PhD is a Senior Medical Director and retina specialist at Genentech. In the first article, he talks to Lu Rahman about some of the company’s work developing medicine for eye disease and of ..read more
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Exclusive expert insights into clinical trials
The Drug Discovery World Podcast
by Drug Discovery World (DDW)
1w ago
In the In Conversation With series, a part of the free DDW podcast, DDW speaks with members of the drug discovery industry about their work and how it helps turn science into business.    In this latest episode, DDW’s Megan Thomas is in conversation with two experts when it comes to clinical trials. First up is Livia Ng, CEO and Founder of Neuroute. At just 24 years old, Ng is working on critical challenges in clinical trials, specifically in planning and recruitment, and has been building innovative solutions designed to benefit patients and researchers – with a focus on e ..read more
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DDW Highlights: 9 January 2023
The Drug Discovery World Podcast
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2w ago
The latest episode of the DDW Highlights podcast is now available to listen to below. DDW’s Megan Thomas narrates five key stories of the week to keep DDW subscribers up-to-date on the latest industry updates.  The drug discovery industry has hit the ground running in 2023 with some big announcements in the first week, particularly in cancer research, where there has been good news in pancreatic, urothelial and uveal cancers.  ..read more
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Finding the right cancer drug with high-content screening
The Drug Discovery World Podcast
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1M ago
This is the latest episode of the free DDW podcast, “Finding the right cancer drug with high-content screening”. It covers an article by the same name written for Volume 23, Issue 1 – Winter 2021/22 of DDW. In the article, Lassi Paavolainen, Principal Investigator at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), Vilja Pietiäinen, Adjunct Professor in Cell and Molecular Biology, and Amanda Jones, Life Science Research Strategy Leader at PerkinElmer explain how functional precision medicine using ex vivo drug testing and HCS on patient-derived 3D cancer cell cultures shows promise for imp ..read more
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DDW Highlights: 19 December 2022
The Drug Discovery World Podcast
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The latest episode of the DDW Highlights podcast is now available to listen to below. DDW’s Megan Thomas narrates five key stories of the week to keep DDW subscribers up-to-date on the latest industry updates.  The focus has been on immunotherapy and genetics this week, with exciting developments in the treatment of multiple myeloma, atopic dermatitis, Alzheimer’s, late-stage melanoma and acute myeloid leukaemia.  ..read more
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Is genomic data the new frontier in drug discovery?
The Drug Discovery World Podcast
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1M ago
This is the latest episode of the free DDW podcast, “Is genomic data the new frontier in drug discovery?”. It covers two articles written for Volume 23, Issue 1 – Winter 2021/22 of DDW. They are called “Genomics boosts understanding of Covid-19 severity and susceptibility” and “Rare variant contribution to human disease”. The Covid-19 Host Genetics Initiative carried out one of the largest genome-wide association studies ever. In the first article, Dr Hamdi Mbarek, Lead Analyst of the Qatari dataset, explains how the initiative improved knowledge of host-genetic determinants of Covid-19 infect ..read more
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DDW Highlights: 12 December
The Drug Discovery World Podcast
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1M ago
The latest episode of the DDW Highlights podcast is now available to listen to below. DDW’s Megan Thomas narrates five key stories of the week to keep DDW subscribers up-to-date on the latest industry updates.  ‘Teamwork makes the dream work’ this week, with the launch of new partnerships to further the development of precision drugs in neurodevelopmental disorders, lung cancer and rare paediatric diseases. The benefits of collaboration have also been seen in the announcement of positive trial data for Jardiance, a type 2 diabetes treatment created by an alliance between Bo ..read more
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Exploring the microbiome: how it is shaping preclinical research
The Drug Discovery World Podcast
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1M ago
The latest DDW Sitting Down With sponsored podcast features Dr. John Couse, Vice President of Scientific Services at Taconic Biosciences who discusses how the microbiome is transforming drug discovery and what this means for pharmaceutical and biotech companies.  Couse offers detailed insight into the microbiome and outlines its role in shaping preclinical research ..read more
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DDW Highlights: 5 December 2022
The Drug Discovery World Podcast
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The latest episode of the DDW Highlights podcast is now available to listen to below. DDW’s Megan Thomas narrates five key stories of the week to keep DDW subscribers up-to-date on the latest industry updates. The industry has seen breakthroughs announced in malaria treatment, epilepsy and major depressive disorders. The NHS in England has fast tracked another cancer drug, and, in Covid-19 news, researchers have emphatically proven that prednisolone should not be prescribed for olfactory disorders.  ..read more
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