Leading the Way in Life Science Technologies

GEN Exclusives

More »

GEN News Highlights

More »
Jul 9, 2009

AstraZeneca Extends Agreement to Use Linguamatics’ Text-Mining Technology

  • AstraZeneca extended its license to Linguamatics’ I2E interactive information extraction system with a further multiyear deal. The company has been a customer of Linguamatics since 2003. I2E uses natural language processing-based text-mining technology to provide insights from literature sources in real-time. The platform supports decision making at many points in the drug discovery process including target selection, biomarker discovery, and safety/toxicology.



Be sure to take the GEN Poll

Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

Do you agree that ecstasy should be studied for its potential therapeutic benefits?

More »