A Winner Emerges in the War Against Microbes

Dec 11, 2012

Man has benefited from copper’s inherent antimicrobial properties since the dawn of civilisation, yet it is only in the last 10-20 years that scientific studies have been conducted to properly evaluate the metal’s potential in reducing contamination in critical environments such as hospitals and food processing facilities.  Angela Vessey at Copper Development Association looks into why in the healthcare sector, the level of laboratory and clinical evidence has stimulated demand for incorporating copper into touch surface hot-spots in the fight against healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs).     [prettyfilelink src=”http://ipimediaworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/1-A-Winner-Emerges-in-the-War-Against-Microbes.pdf” type=”pdf”]A Winner Emerges in the War Against Microbes[/prettyfilelink] ...

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Cytomics: Managing Biocomplexity in Drug Development, Clinical Diagnostics, and Clinical Medicine

Dec 10, 2012

Cytomics, the science of analysis at the cellular level, objectively accounts for functional phenotypes in the context of the entire organism. Furthermore, the cytomics top-down approach of data analysis does not depend on prior knowledge of disease mechanisms, thus significantly simplifying the exploration of organismal biocomplexity and shortening the path for applications in drug development, clinical diagnostics, and clinical medicine.  Dr Yvon at BioSciences Expansion and Dr Turner at Quintiles provide an introduction to cytomics and its applications through a review of the literature, focusing on genetics, genomics, and other ‘omics’. [prettyfilelink src=”http://ipimediaworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/3-Cytomics-Managing-Biocomplexity-in-Drug-Development-Clinical-Diagnostics-and-Clinical-Medicine.pdf” type=”pdf”]Cytomics- Managing Biocomplexity in Drug Development, Clinical Diagnostics, and Clinical Medicine[/prettyfilelink] ...

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Conducting Non-clinical Studies with Protein Biologics: Considerations in Test Article Characterisation and Method Development for Dose Formulation Analysis

Dec 10, 2012

With the increase in the number of protein biologics in development, including monoclonal antibodies, the proportion of GLP studies conducted for protein test articles has correspondingly increased.  Therefore, current GLP practices may need to be adjusted to accommodate the physiochemical characteristics of protein test articles. In terms of method development for non-clinical dose formulation analysis, analytical techniques specific to protein biologics will need to be used. Karina Kwok at MPI Research describes the current best practices applied in her organisation for test article characterisation and analytical method development of protein biologics for non-clinical dose formulations. [prettyfilelink src=”http://ipimediaworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/2-Conducting-Non-clinical-Studies-witn-Protein-Biologics-Considerations-in-Test-Article-Characterisation-and-Method-Development-for-DoseFormulation-Analysis.pdf” type=”pdf”]Conducting Non-clinical Studies witn Protein Biologics- Considerations ...

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One year after the United Nations Summit on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs): New Opportunities and Challenges in the Fight Against NCDs

Dec 10, 2012

This past year has seen tremendous progress on NCDs at the global level, most notably with the adoption of a global target to reduce premature deaths from NCDs including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory disease by 25% by 2025. Julie Torode and Rebecca Morton Doherty at Union for International Cancer Control provide an overview on the tremendous progress on NCDs at the global level.     [prettyfilelink src=”http://ipimediaworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/4-One-Year-After-the-United-Nations-Summit-on-Non-communicable-Diseases-NCDs-New-Opportunities-and-Challenges-in-the-Fight-Against-NCDs.pdf” type=”pdf”]One Year After the United Nations Summit on Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs)- New Opportunities and Challenges in the Fight Against NCDs[/prettyfilelink] ...

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