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Biocorpora: Progress a hit into a lead

Biocorpora: Progress a hit into a lead

The idea for a target can come from a variety of sources including academic researches, or researches from the commercial sector. The initial research generates data to develop a hypothesis that the activation of a protein will result in a therapeutic effect in a disease state. The outcome of this activity is the selection of […]

Biocorpora: Choose the way you share your data

Biocorpora: Choose the way you share your data

Sometimes, sensitive and confidential data must be safeguarded by restricting access while, at the same time, one needs to enable data sharing for collaborative research or external cooperation. How to find the best way between open sharing models and exclusively closed access? Open and private sharing models can coexist to promote collaboration while safeguarding intellectual […]

Biocorpora: Opening new doors after a failed project

Biocorpora: Opening new doors after a failed project

The pharmaceutical industry is facing a real challenge. R&D efficiency declines fairly steadily, late stage attrition is high and drug development is costly. The biotech’s profitability is also under pressure as R&D budgets become increasingly strained. A possible solution known as “quick-kill strategy” consists in reducing R&D costs by terminating failing projects earlier in the […]

Beyond file sharing and document repository

Beyond file sharing and document repository

Pharmaceutical industry and biomedical research generates tons of data every day. But researchers find it difficult to analyze data from many different sources because it is fragmented into multiple computers and files. Numerous spreadsheets and files make it difficult to manage access, sharing and aggregation of data, or, worst, prone to error. Data warehouses are […]

Data warehousing: Create value with efficient data management

Data warehousing: Create value with efficient data management

Biotech companies work with large amounts of scientific data, data not only from internal operational systems such as ELN (Electronic Lab Notebook), LIMS (Laboratory information management system) or compound logistics software, but also from external sourcing and various lab devices. Data by itself is not enough. Today’s biotech companies need to consolidate data from multiple […]

LIMS, ELN, and KMS – Databases to manage scientific data

LIMS, ELN, and KMS – Databases to manage scientific data

In the late 1960’s, managing data has become an essential component of drug discovery and development. Technology advances made it possible to collect more data more easily and, today, scientists are submerged by a data deluge. Manual compilation of results and report writing require a substantial amount of time and, in a business context, these […]

Reusing your data for rational decisions

Reusing your data for rational decisions

What become data after being generated? Access to data and re-use must absolutely be considered. Olga Kennard said many years ago that the foundation of the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Center fulfilled a dream she shared with J.D. Bernal. They “had a passionate belief that the collective use of data would lead to the discovery of […]

Computational solutions to build trust with your stakeholders

Computational solutions to build trust with your stakeholders

Drug discovery researchers are poised  to show the progresses of their research to stakeholders: investors, industrial partners, or management. The bottom line is that regulatory agencies also will need to access the data. Adequate data management helps to show that studies have been conduced according to the standard practice in the pharmaceutical industry, even before […]