Pharmacotherapy in older adults

Apr 28, 2012

Drug therapy plays a major role in healing or managing acute and chronic diseases to re-establish the health and wellbeing of individuals in our society. This has led to a significant increase in life expectancy over the past century, a fact acknowledged by the European Commission’s declaration of the “European year for active ageing and solidarity between generations 2012”. Sven Stegemann, Director for Pharmaceutical Business Development at Capsugel, takes a closer look at the future of drug therapy in older adults. ...

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Phage in therapy and Prophylaxis ?History and Future Prospects

Apr 28, 2012

Bacteriophages are well known in the biopharmaceutical industry, mainly due to their destructive impact on productivity of bacterial-based fermentations. However, it seems that their positive role may soon dominate their rather grim reputation in the biopharmaceutical industry. Marcin Los, CEO of Phage Consultants, explains the reasons for the failure of phages at the beginning of the 20th century and their rebirth, and speculates on the future prospects of use of phages in health protection. ...

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Berlin – europe’s leading life sciences region

Apr 28, 2012

Berlin, at the heart of Europe, is Germany’s premier biotechnological centre and one of the top five biotechnological centres in Europe. It has a unique scientific environment, and its strategic linkage of science, clinical research, healthcare and business leads to maximum research output and quick conversion into innovative products. Carolin Clement, Head of the Business Unit Life Sciences at Berlin Partner GmbH explains how these factors all make the city of Berlin one of the most important locations for life sciences in Europe. ...

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Life sciences in Austria Lively, Creative, and with Enormous Potential for Innovation

Apr 28, 2012

Austria is a rich resource for biotech and medtech, enabling technologies and special service providers backed by world-class engineering and science. In recent years, the Austrian scene has been a hive of business development activity. Sonja Polan, International Marketing Manager at Life Science Austria, takes us on a tour of Austria’s wealth of innovative potential and the bright future ahead for the Austrian life science industry. ...

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