Aptar Pharma & Kali Care to develop medication monitoring tech for trials

Niamh Marriott | May 08, 2017

Aptar Pharma & Kali Care to develop medication monitoring tech for trials
Aptar Pharma and Kali Care have entered into a partnership in order to address the challenge of monitoring adherence in ophthalmic clinical trials. The combination of Aptar Pharma’s ophthalmic device expertise, and Kali Care’s ground-breaking digital.

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Southwest Research Institute scientists used drug discovery software to virtually screen millions of drug compounds for possible treatment of coronavirus and other infectious diseases. Rhodium™ is a novel structure-based virtual screening tool developed by SwRI’s chemical engineers and c


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Southwest Research Institute scientists used drug discovery software to virtually screen millions of drug compounds for possible treatment of coronavirus and other infectious diseases. Rhodium™ is a novel structure-based virtual screening tool developed by SwRI’s chemical engineers and c

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