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March 15, Vol. 25, No. 6

  • Feature Articles

    • Screening Technology Challenges
    • Susan Aldridge, Ph.D.
    • Screening of compounds for drug activity and other properties is an important discipline involving chemistry, biochemistry, and physics Fast, effective, and informative screening technology can enable companies to fail early and cheap when it comes to putting forward candidates for ... more »
    • Lab Automation 101: Effective Integration
    • One of the highlights of "Lab Automation 2005" was the discussion of such topics as planning and executing successful automation projects, the strategies and technical features that make up a successful automated system, up and downstream impacts of lab automation, ... more »
    • The Growing Allure of Rational Drug Design
    • Kathy Liszewski
    • Structure-based approaches for drug design and virtual screening give new meaning to Louis Pasteur's saying "Chance favors the prepared mind" In silico methods are becoming more efficient in allowing scientists to hone in on and manipulate specific molecular structures of ... more »
    • Biotech in Wales Quietly Thriving
    • Sophia Fox
    • Ask any scientist in the know to name a few major biotech clusters in Great Britain and the geographical areas most likely to spring to mind include Oxford and Cambridge in England, and Edinburgh in Scotland Bioscience clusters in Wales ... more »
  • Columns

    • Misplaced Attacks on the Pharmaceutical Industry
    • The pharmaceutical industry used to enjoy the luxury of going about its business in relative obscurity To be sure, the industry faced critical issues, like the level of oversight the FDA should exercise over new drug applications—but these matters fell ... more »
    • FDA Final Current Good Tissue Practice Rule
    • May 25 will mark the end of the beginning for FDA regulation of human cells, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products (HCT/Ps) The last and, in some respects, most important of its panoply of regulations to govern the collection of ... more »