Newsletter - 0517-03
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Issue #0517
Top Articles
Seeing the Light
Can optogenetics lead to new ways of delivering drugs to the brain, central nervous system and spinal cord? Researchers from Northwestern University believe so, and also claim that soluble circuits may have a role to play in the future of drug delivery.
Targeting Tuberculosis
Although entering a new era of innovative medicine in industrialized countries, we still rely on drugs developed more than 50 years ago to treat neglected diseases, such as tuberculosis. Can existing drugs be repurposed to fight neglected diseases?
ABPI Sets Out Its Stall
The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry has released a manifesto for the UK’s upcoming election, including the agency’s thoughts on the future of pharmaceutical research, development, manufacturing and investment in Britain.
Do you have a strongly held view or key idea you want to share? Our “In My View” section features focused, personal, and passionate articles about important topics in the pharmaceutical industry by figureheads in the pharmaceutical industry. You can join the conversation by contacting to share your viewpoint.
Upcoming Webinars
How Adaptable Manufacturing Models are Paving a Steady Path into an Unpredictable Future
With drug costs in the spotlight, pharma execs are re-evaluating their traditional manufacturing models. Join us for an engaging interview with Patheon’s Joe Principe about the new set of “must-haves” that are emerging from the increased need for flexibility in outsourced manufacturing partnerships.

15 June 2017, 10AM EDT
Work better, Faster and Smarter: Enhance your Productivity with Smart LC Workflows
Do you need to boost lab productivity under limited budget? It’s easier than you think. In this webinar, Dr. Ling Santora from AbbVie reveals how she overcomes her analytical challenges by taking advantage of the flexibility and capacity of her HPLC platform.

27 June 2017, 9.30AM EDT
Product Profiles
Capsules, the very essence of Qualicaps®
Building on nearly 120 years of experience, Qualicaps® has a proven record of pioneering in new forms of drug administration, developing products and features that have become industry standards, such as the first preservative-free formula in gelatin capsules, Quali-G™, and the first pharmaceutical-grade, non-gelatin capsule, Quali-V®.
Special Promotions
Solving Biopharma’s Capacity Conundrum
Making capacity decisions is tricky business. Underestimate demand and you’ll have to use a contract manufacturer; overestimate and you’ll have the costs of an underused plant. Given pharma’s new reality of niche products and diversified pipelines, flexibility is key – and modular technologies can go a long way to easing capacity dilemmas.
Theory and Practice of Isothermal Titration Calorimetry
This white paper takes you through ITC principles and gives details and tips on a broad application range from studies of a simple 1:1 interactions to complex binding mechanisms and linked equilibria.
Viruses and Viral Vaccines
As Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) allows suspensions of nanoparticles to be visualized, sized and enumerated based on a particle-by-particle basis, its ability to determine the concentration and direct number frequency based particle size distribution profile means that virus preparations in particular can be studied in higher detail. This white paper discusses this application in more detail.
Exhibitor Highlights
BioProcess International Conference & Exhibition 2017
BPI 2017 is the largest bioprocessing event bringing you the science, technologies and partners needed to accelerate promising biologics towards commercial success. Register today and join 1800+ global bioprocessing professionals at this year’s meeting, held September 25-28, 2017 in Boston. Register with VIP code TEXERE and save 10% (new registrations only).
Humanity in Science Award 2017
Calling all philanthropic scientists – nominations for the 2017 Humanity in Science Award are now open. The award – and prize money of $25,000 – will be presented to recognize a recent scientific breakthrough that can have a positive impact on people’s lives worldwide. The 2016 award recognized the “Development of a new paper and flexible material-based diagnostic biosensing platform that could be used to remotely detect and determine treatment options for HIV, E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus and other bacteria.” Could the 2017 winner be you or someone you know?
Full details and conditions available.

Nominations close June 16th.
Upcoming Events
Be it a large congress at a huge venue or an expert meeting that fits around a table, these events are a fantastic way to network and educate yourself on the latest developments in the industry – so why not take a look at our list of upcoming events?