Amarantus Sees MANF Protein Discovery as a Path to New, Effective Therapy for Parkinson’s

Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder and belongs to a group of conditions called motor system disorders, which are the result of the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells. The four primary symptoms of PD are tremor, or trembling in hands, arms, legs, jaw, and...

British Biotech Industry Aims to Keep Regulatory Alignment with EU Since Brexit Vote, but Also Eyes China Market

The challenges faced by drug developers can be unique in different countries, which may have various regulatory and approvals processes, reimbursement policies and access to investment capital. Working alongside these companies are national biotech and pharmaceutical trade groups which work as partners to help...

Acceleration: A Proven Approach to Creating Vibrant Biotech Startup Ecosystems

By Rich Soll, Senior Advisor, Strategic Initiatives at WuXi AppTec (@richsollwx) Thong Le has a penchant for creating thriving ecosystems for biotech startups. Since joining Accelerator Life Science Partners in 2013 as president and CEO, the seasoned investor and business leader has helped the organization...

BIO Plays Key Role in Encouraging Investment, Growth of US Biotech Industry and China as Important Partner in Bringing New Drugs to Market

Our knowledge and advances in science and technologies have given mankind the keys to unlock the secrets of a host of life-impairing and life-threatening diseases. Translating these new discoveries into new medicines is the mission of the world's biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. But progress is...

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...

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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...