Hitting a Biological Bullseye with Targeted Sequence Analysis

| January 31, 2019

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Cellular heterogeneity plays a critical role in systems and pathologies, but many genomic analysis techniques derive their findings from multicellular samples, potentially burying key information from individual cells or rare subsets. Next-generation sequencing-based single-cell whole transcriptome amplification analysis techniques can overcome this limitation, but they are not always cost-effective and parsing the large amounts of data obtained to access the relevant portions can take significant amounts of time.

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Merck’s Patient-Centric Clinical Trial Recruiting

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Everyone in pharma knows that product success depends on the results of clinical trials — but we don’t usually hear from the people who are involved in running them. Recently, four Clinical Research Managers (CRM) from Merck (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada) discussed how Merck is overcoming the barriers to clinical trial recruitment by adopting a patient-centric process — a model that affects their trials top to bottom, from design through implementation. Each of the panel members manages clinical trials, serving as the main point of interaction with the Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) on research requirements, goals, and resources, including recruiting and retention.

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Article | March 4, 2020

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How pharma can continue engaging HCPs in a world gripped by COVID-19

Article | March 4, 2020

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How Can Medical Cannabis Help to Manage Pain Conditions? – The Cannabis Exchange

Article | March 4, 2020

Pain management is one of the most common reasons for the use of medical cannabis products. However, despite many jurisdictions – including Canada, Germany, and the Netherlands – now allowing the prescription of medical cannabis for this purpose, there remains little ‘high-quality’ evidence to support, or oppose its efficacy. Madden et al. (2018) set out to review the evidence available in order to determine the efficacy of medical cannabis when employed in the management of various forms of musculoskeletal pain. The researchers analysed various studies that assessed the use of cannabinoids in the treatment of arthritis pain; back pain; postoperative pain; and trauma-related pain. It is estimated that up to 30% of the population may suffer from a non-cancer-related pain condition. As such a high percentage of people suffer from these conditions, the development of simple and safe therapies is an essential area of research. This is particularly important as the therapeutic options for people with chronic pain are increasingly limited.

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