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Game Changer: How Genomics and Technology are Transforming Clinical Trials

Advances in genomics are improving elements of drug development, such as design of clinical trial protocols, enrollment of patients and measurement of a potential drug’s effectiveness, but drug development still takes too long, is too expensive and too few drugs ever get approved. “When you...

Ecosystem Builder: Accelerating the Translation of Promising University Research for Human Health

By Rich Soll, Senior Advisor, Strategic Initiatives at WuXi AppTec (@richsollwx) Crossing the “valley of death” between discovery and development has been a longtime leap between university labs and the commercial market. For the past decade, the Blavatnik Biomedical Accelerator at Harvard University has been...

Biotech Trade Associations Play Integral Role in Building Global ‘Bioeconomies’

Biotechnology industry trade associations are key players in the global drug development ecosystem. They are advocates for an industry working to make sense of a complex science within the regulatory and ethical norms of their nations to meet the public’s demand for a longer...

Role Model: Merging Academic Science with Industry to Accelerate Drug Discovery

By Rich Soll, Senior Advisor, Strategic Initiatives at WuXi AppTec (@richsollwx) Over the last several years, the translation of academic research into new drugs has become a much riskier and challenging process. Projects are often perceived as too early for partnering by biopharma companies and...

A Futuristic Biopharma Company Addressing Some of the World’s Biggest Health Problems

By Rich Soll, Senior Advisor, Strategic Initiatives at WuXi AppTec (@richsollwx) For the past few years, PureTech Health has been building a new R&D model for advancing breakthrough scientific discoveries to help solve some of the world’s biggest health challenges. The company has shepherded new modalities from academic...

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Historic Approvals Highlighted at the Second China Innovative Drug Ecosystem Forum...

The recent China Innovative Drug Ecosystem Forum, organized by STA Pharmaceutical, a WuXi AppTec company (WuXi STA), was a resounding success with apt timing...