August 4, 2015
When it comes to research and development (R&D), money talks. More specifically, cost will always play a role in the type of technologies used in the lab – and the way those technologies are used. As the media has often highlighted this year, R&D organizations are under pressure to reduce costs, increase speed to market and drive innovation. That will have a profound impact on the technology they choose to support their scientists in the lab.
July 29, 2015
Research and Development (R&D) organizations are becoming more and more focused on innovation. In doing so, they are increasingly opening up their research infrastructures, forming cross-disciplinary diverse teams. The days of two or three pharmaceutical chemistry scientists sitting together in one room, making project decisions, are long gone. They have now been replaced by multidisciplinary teams, with scientists from varying domains, working together in geographically disparate virtual teams.
July 21, 2015
As outsourcing becomes more prevalent across scientific domains, and in the bioanalysis sphere in particular, the importance of effective collaboration tools has come to the forefront. More and more companies are turning to external providers to help cut costs and increase speed to market. But what happens to the data when firms enter these types of arrangements?
July 15, 2015
For many scientific operations, day-to-day processes revolve around running assays, getting results and verifying that everything was completed according to the protocol. The challenge inherent in this has been the retrospective approach to quality control (QC). Today’s forward-thinking bioanalytical (BA) laboratories are starting to shift away from this mentality, looking at how they can embed quality into everything they do.
June 10, 2015
Process development groups face challenges on several fronts: quickly developing and transferring robust processes, constant optimization, cutting down on errors and saving time and money. But with research and development (R&D) spend in many parts of the world hitting a plateau, the pressure is on.