Month: February 2021

Biopharma CRO: Fueling the research of novel biologics

Biologics, often referred to as biopharmaceuticals or large molecules, are manufactured in the biological system, such as microorganisms, plants, or animal cells. Biologics contract manufacturing organizations represent one of the fastest growing segments of the pharmaceutical industry. This can be attributed to the rapid pace of innovation in this field, driven by the need for

Biologics CMO: Industry Outlook and the Growing Pipeline

The recent years have portrayed the renaissance in the domain of biologics, as pharmaceutical industry has once again gained attention towards the production of bioproducts. In fact, in 2019, a total of 28 biopharmaceutical products (including monoclonal antibodies, recombinant proteins and gene therapy) were approved in the US. Further, over 8,000 biological pharmaceutical products are

Digital Biomarkers: The Incessant Rise in Demand

Biomarkers or biological markers are distinctive physiological features in an individual, which can be detected and quantified in order to gain insights about health and disease, one common example is a cancer biomarker, marking the presence of malignant cells within the body. On the other hand, digital biomarkers are defined as digital means that are

Artificial Intelligence in Drug Discovery

Drug discovery is a complex process which involves significant utilization of time and resources. As per several sources, on an average, the entire drug development process (from initial proof-of-concept to commercial launch) takes around 10-15 years and capital investments worth USD 4-10 billion to develop a drug from concept to commercial launch. The early stages

mRNA Vaccines: What Lies Ahead?

Messenger RNA (mRNA) is a single-stranded molecule, which is complementary to the DNA strands of a gene. It plays a prominent role in the process of protein engineering, wherein mRNA is responsible for transferring genetic information from DNA to ribosomes, a specialized structure, or organelle, which decodes genetic information into a protein. In the last