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Real Solutions from an Artificial Liver – MIT startup facilitates pre-clinical development with a unique liver model

Real Solutions from an Artificial Liver – MIT startup facilitates pre-clinical development with a unique liver model

Nov 7, 2010

The cost of developing a new drug is an often quoted, but rarely consistent, statistic.  Cited amounts range from hundreds of millions to several billion dollars.  It all depends on sectors, time frames and specific associated costs, but the bottom line is that the number is astronomical.  More than a few people have weighed in to suggest policy changes or...

Conversation With Tom Perkins: The Godfather of Venture Capital

Conversation With Tom Perkins: The Godfather of Venture Capital

Nov 1, 2010

One can’t help but wonder at the tales of a man who once wandered the halls of MIT pondering circuit design, only to now claim personal responsibility for converting the orchards of Silicon Valley into parking lots — back at a time, no less, “when Silicon Valley wasn’t even called Silicon Valley.” This man is Tom Perkins, who...

Scrambling Eggs to Save Lives – Alternative vaccine production systems show improvements over traditional chicken egg method

Scrambling Eggs to Save Lives – Alternative vaccine production systems show improvements over traditional chicken egg method

Oct 6, 2010

In mid-2009, as a novel influenza virus swarmed across the planet with infections arising in more than seventy countries, the World Health Organization declared that a Phase 6[i] global pandemic was underway.  Derived from swine, the H1N1 influenza spreads much like seasonal flu but has an antigenic profile largely unrecognized by existing antibodies.  A year...