March 24, 2016
Research and Development informatics is not that different to any other area, it is full of tools and software that are all given TLA’s (three letter acronyms) or even FLA’s (four letter acronyms).
March 22, 2016
As labs find themselves under constant pressure to reduce costs and save time, there’s a lot of talk around how organizations can streamline various lab processes. One area that often slips under the radar is inventory management. And yet, organizations could be sitting on a goldmine and in today’s fast paced environment, they must start to ask themselves - what is the real cost of not managing lab inventory efficiently?
March 17, 2016
At IDBS, we often speak about the significant competitive pressures that R&D organizations must tackle in today’s business environment. In this challenging global market, the established players must find new ways to deliver more innovation, cut costs, fend off competitors and get products to market faster.
March 11, 2016
Many companies today are operating a balanced approach to target and phenotypic assays, to try to optimize for disease relevance and throughput. Last week my blog post set the scene on the HCS landscape, but with new phenotypic assay formats and platforms becoming available each year, what consideration needs to be given to future proofing solutions?
March 4, 2016
Prior to the 1980s the vast majority of drug discovery was performed on tissues, cells or living organisms, where the tests looked for how compounds effected the phenotype. Since then the industry has adopted in-vitro target based approaches, leveraging advancements in high-throughput lab platforms to screen vast compound libraries against a target protein. But what impact does this significant increase in scale have on today’s researchers?