Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Sep 22, 2020

Cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), a powerful biophysical technique that can analyse molecular assemblies, is changing the paradigm in structure-based drug design.

As targets become more challenging, solving structures of drug target molecules or biologics becomes increasingly difficult. Cryo-EM empowers drug discovery...


Sep 8, 2020

In this episode, we discuss the oxymoronic proposition of a Virtual Pharmaceutical Company (VPC) and the typical adopted business model, as well as provide examples of such companies currently trying to undertake this adventurous task.

The vagaries and complexities of bringing a therapeutic drug to market through the...


Aug 25, 2020

Mitigation of COVID-19 pandemic requires a combination of effective epidemiological policies and the discovery/development of powerful drugs against the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes this disease.

This two part article series examines the major initiatives being explored at the...


Aug 11, 2020

Mitigation of COVID-19 pandemic requires a combination of effective epidemiological policies and the discovery/development of powerful drugs against the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes this disease.

This 2 part episode series examines the major initiatives being explored at the...


Jul 28, 2020

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has highlighted the need for fast and efficient development and production of vaccines for a whole gamut of pathogens, old and new.

Microfluidics technologies can be used to accelerate the vaccine development process in a number of ways, not least in the directed evolution of the strains...