Game Changer: Scientist Mark Waller Ready to “Go” to Next level with AI-Driven Synthesis

By Rich Soll, Senior Advisor, Strategic Initiatives at WuXi AppTec (@richsollwx) Renowned chemist and computational scientist Mark Waller is ready to go to the next level with a new approach that employs artificial intelligence and deep neural networks to plan chemical syntheses. Waller, who’s recent...

Drug Makers Developing Non-Opioid Pain Alternatives to Battle the Opioid Epidemic

The biopharmaceutical industry, recognizing the role of prescription opioids in the epidemic of addiction gripping the US, has launched efforts to address the crisis by developing non-opioid alternatives for pain. However, experts contend companies will need help if they are to succeed in weaning...

Experienced Investment Analyst Predicts Non-Opioid Pain Drugs Will Reduce Opioid Abuse and Health Care Costs

Corey Davis, Ph.D., Managing Director of Equity Research at Seaport Global Securities, has more than 20 years of sell side experience covering just about every therapeutic area within the specialty pharma and biotech sectors. Recently, he has focused on the impact of the opioid...

Kineta Developing Non-Opioid Pain Drug That Does More Than Just “Mask” the Problem

While the entire US is facing an opioid abuse crisis costing thousands of lives and billions in healthcare costs, only a handful of drug research companies have been working overtime to develop alternative, non-addictive chronic pain therapies. Most of them are relatively small biotech...

Top Biopharma Executive Jeremy Levin Leads BIO’s Efforts to Battle Opioid Crisis

Jeremy Levin, a top global pharmaceutical and biotech executive, is putting his experience to work by leading efforts of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) to help rein in a US opioid crisis that has roots emanating from both the legitimate and illegal drug sectors. Levin,...

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

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...