It is estimated that, by 2025, around 15% of the world’s population will have had their genomes sequenced, resulting in the generation of several zettabytes of data. However, currently, there are not many reliable and secure data management resources that offer secure storage, seamless exchange of information, and a reliable transaction platform, for large volumes
Although cancer therapeutics continue to be one of the most active areas in terms of drug development, there is still a significant unmet need in this domain. Conventional cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy, have demonstrated very limited efficacy in late-stage cancers. Amidst the current initiatives to develop more targeted anti-cancer therapies,
The healthcare industry has been amongst the prime targets for hackers over the last several years. In 2017, the healthcare industry had been compromised a number of times, representing 25% of the total number of breaches worldwide. Across these instances, around 31 million records were compromised, stolen or lost. In order to overcome these challenges,
The current treatment landscape for back of the eye disorders is characterized by the presence of blockbuster drugs, such as Lucentis® and Eylea®, and various other therapeutic options. Despite the success of these therapies, their invasive mode of administration, high dosage frequency and other drug related side effects, are some of the drawbacks that have
Cross contamination and cell line misidentification are some of the major concerns associated with the use of cell lines. It has been estimated that a net loss of USD 28 billion is incurred every year on research that cannot be replicated due to the involvement of misidentified or contaminated cell lines in the US. To
The use of advanced 3D cell culture techniques in in vitro studies is seen to have the capability to overcome several challenges associated with 2D systems. The ‘3D Cell Cultures: Products, Technologies and Key Application Areas (2nd Edition), 2017-2030’ report features an extensive study on the various scaffold-based and scaffold-free 3D culture systems. Some of
In order to effectively combat the problems related to counterfeit medicines, several companies have come up with innovative technologies to provide the necessary tools to manufacturers, healthcare professionals and patients to authenticate pharmaceutical products. These technologies can be broadly classified under two categories, namely Authentication Technologies and Track & Trace Technologies. Authentication technologies are
When it comes to taking medicine, we usually have blind faith in what the pharmacist hands us and consume it without a second thought. The thought that a prescription drug may be fake or even harmful does not generally cross our minds. However, the issue of pharmaceutical counterfeiting is more serious than we can imagine.