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Inside Perspectives: NuMedii Banking on Artificial Intelligence to Expedite the Discovery of Effective New Medicines

One company in the artificial intelligence (AI) space, Menlo Park, Calif.-based NuMedii, has been pioneering the use of big data, AI and systems biology since 2010 to accelerate the discovery of precision therapies to address high unmet medical needs. As a next generation biopharma...

Gut Instinct: Leveraging the Microbiome and Human Immune System to Dramatically Transform Medicine

By Hui Cai, Vice President of Corporate Alliances and Head of Corporate Communications, WuXi AppTec The drive behind Simba Gill’s success comes from having a deep passion for science, following opportunities regardless of geographical boarders, as well as surrounding himself with talented people. He is also...

Inside Perspectives: Will Immunotherapy Knock Out Cancer?

The answer is yes, and no. Advances in just the past five years have proven immunotherapy can stimulate the immune system’s natural capabilities to kill cancer cells, and possibly lead to cures for many patients. So yes, it appears immunotherapy is the best weapon yet...

SAGE Therapeutics on Fast Track towards CNS Cures

This month's Innovation that Matters (ITM) features Albert J. Robichaud, Ph.D., chief scientific officer of Cambridge, Mass.-based SAGE Therapeutics, which is developing next-generation medicines for the treatment of rare and life-threatening central nervous system (CNS) disorders.  CNS disorders represent 35 percent of the worldwide...

How ‘Cool’ Science Translates Into Successful Companies – A Chat with UNITY Biotechnology CEO, Nathaniel David

By Hui Cai, VP of Corporate Alliances at WuXi AppTec (@HuiCai2) “Basically everything I work on has to be cool. That’s the common thread. People look at that and say, ‘Dude, that’s cool.’ That’s the honest to goodness truth.  I will continue to work on...

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Cyclica CEO Naheed Kurji Says AI Could Create a New Paradigm...

Toronto-based Cyclica President and CEO Naheed Kurji acknowledges that artificial intelligence (AI) is a transformative technology, but he contends it is not the “silver...