Industry Insights

Translational medicine

The power of fresh human tissue studies in your R&D programmes. By Dr Keith Bowers
The pharmaceutical industry has undergone a major shift in recent years, moving towards outsourced specialist providers who are often focussed on new translational models with the promise of improved clinical success rates. In this article Dr Keith Bowers discusses the interaction between pharma and outsourced contract research providers and gives his perspective as a scientist of 20 years standing in the pharmaceutical industry.
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Future of human tissue research. By Dr David Bunton
Fresh, functional human tissues have long been considered the closest possible model of human in vivo function and can be used to measure a wide range of pharmacological responses. Access here a link to Biopta's article in volume 12 of Cell and Tissue Banking, which discusses both of these factors and looks to the future of human tissue research.
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