Cell Line Development: A Gold Mine for Service Providers

Owing to their use in the manufacturing of biologics and biosimilars, and various application areas, such as drug screening, gene functional studies, cell-based assay development, diagnostics and tissue engineering, there is growing demand for different types of cell lines. The ‘Cell Line Development Services Market, 2017 – 2027’ report provides an extensive study of the rapidly growing market

Microbiome Therapeutics and Diagnostics: Unlocking the Future Potential

Microbiome therapeutics represent a new frontier in the field of medicine. Currently, there are many probiotics, prebiotics, and medical foods and supplements that are commercially available, and several drug / therapy candidates that claim to be capable of modifying / manipulating the microbiome in order to provide therapeutic benefits. The ‘Microbiome Therapeutics and Diagnostics Market (2nd Edition), 2017-2030’ report provides a

T-Cell Immunotherapy: The Next Big Thing in Immunotherapeutics

The concept of immunotherapies dates back to the 18th century; however, since its inception, the field has evolved tremendously and is currently cited as one of the most rapidly growing segments of the pharmaceutical industry. Post the early success of immune checkpoint inhibitors, T-cell immunotherapy has emerged as another innovative and potent arm of this market.

Anti-Counterfeiting Technologies in Healthcare

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 further

Cancer Stem Cells: A Step Closer to the Cure

The discovery of cancer stems cells (CSCs) may have revolutionized the field of cancer research in a manner similar to how the “germ theory of disease” altered the way medical science looked maladies in general.  Before the germ theory, disease and sicknesses were attributed to be manifestations of bad omens and evil spirits. The discovery of

Genome Editing: Future Potential and Ethical Concerns

Scientists around the word are debating the scientific and ethical possibilities of using powerful gene editing tools, such as the CRISPR/Cas9 system, to treat heritable diseases in human embryos. In 1987, the discovery of Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated (Cas) genes in single celled prokaryotic systems revolutionized genetic engineering. Initially thought to be

Social Media in Pharmaceutical Marketing

The importance of the pharmaceutical industry as a global sector is undeniable. In 2014, pharmaceutical sales reached a milestone of USD 1 trillion. Apart from discovering and developing innovative healthcare solutions, pharmaceutical companies also need to market and promote their products to remain profitable. It is worth mentioning that the sales and distribution of pharmaceutical