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April 1, Vol. 33, No. 7

  • Columns

    • People in the News
    • Archie Cullen is now president of BioReliance by SAFC Formerly, he was vp of SAFC Cullen also served as vp of sales for SAFC where he was promoted from vp, commercial and technical operations for the company’s biosciences business ... more »
    • Top 20 Biopharma R&D Spenders
    • Big biopharma still spent big on research and development in 2012, but pharmaceutical and biotechnology giants are divided over how that spending compared with 2011, according to a GEN list of the 20 top R&D spenders for last year ( ... more »
    • The Scope of Prior Art Under AIA
    • Jay Pattumudi
    • Effective March 16, 2013, the scope of prior art will be affected by the provisions of U S Patent Reform Act (ie, America Invents Act [AIA]) In this article, AIA provisions will be compared with those of European and Japanese ... more »
    • Exploiting Folate Pathways to Treat Cancer
    • Carol Potera
    • Endocyte designs targeted small molecule drug conjugates (SMDCs) for the treatment of cancer and other diseases All of the company’s SMDCs also come with a companion diagnostic imaging agent that helps to predict which patients will benefit most from a ... more »
    • Advertorial: Axeq Technologies
    • Axeq Technologies, a US based division of Macrogen, is a premium brand for human resequencing that launched in February 2011 We offer publication-level next-generation sequencing data that is powered by the legacy of profound genomic research and service experience of ... more »
    • Advertorial: Swift Biosciences
    • Swift Biosciences is a fast-moving company focused on developing enabling technologies and products for genomics and personalized medicine Our technologies provide customers with powerful new methods to examine disease-related genes Our products are designed to help customers analyze samples faster, ... more »
    • Advertorial: United States Pharmacopeial Convent...
    • The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through public standards and related products and services that help ensure the quality, safety, and benefit of medicines As biologic drugs continue to ... more »
  • Tutorials

    • Flexible qPCR Assay Assembly
    • Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) is widely used throughout drug discovery to examine gene expression in response to drug stimuli The technique is often used to confirm endogenous gene expression levels determined by a less sensitive (but more cost-effective) ... more »