• Added 26th September 2014

    Clinical Considerations for Biosimilar Antibodies

    Biosimilars, which are near copies of branded biologics, may cost far more to bring to market than standard generics, but their growth rate is now reaching 20% a year. To ...

  • Added 26th September 2014

    Social Media: Data Mining and Modeling Drug Use

    From tracking flu outbreaks to monitoring drug side effects, researchers are increasingly turning to social media as a potent information source. Mining and analyzing data from social networks even has ...

  • Added 23rd September 2014

    Advanced Applications for Natural Polymers

    The success of synthetic polymers once made the future look uncertain for naturally-derived biomaterials. But now natural polymers ranging from chitosan to gelatin are increasingly being used for scaffolding and ...

  • Added 11th September 2014

    Interpreting Next Generation Sequence Data

    DNA sequencing technology is transforming biomedical research, from the study of cancer therapies to rare disorders. But researchers still must look through massive amounts of scientific literature to locate facts ...

  • Added 11th September 2014

    Procurement Planning in the Oil Industry

    There are many moving parts in oil refining operations, creating untold challenges for procurement planning. A unique programming model, which allows for the blending of crude oils in tanks, can ...

  • Added 11th September 2014

    The Future of Chemoinformatics

    When designing information systems and research solutions for chemists, every possibility deserves consideration. From contextualizing citations to improving searches based on usage patterns, many big ideas are on the drawing ...

  • Added 11th September 2014

    Assessing the Risk of Sprayed Consumer Products

    Spray products for the consumer market, ranging from air freshener to insect killer, are under increasing scrutiny. To ensure that they are safe for users, it's important to model the ...

  • Added 11th September 2014

    Monitoring Scholarly Scientific Literature

    To stay current with the latest scientific research, medical affairs professionals must know the best sources for articles. Equally vital is having the "search savvy" needed to effectively mine those ...

  • Added 28th August 2014

    Rare Earths Part 3: Finding New Sources

    Because the high tech sector and its needs are relatively new, rare earth elements (REEs) have been virtually ignored for decades – so there's a lot of catching up to ...

  • Added 26th August 2014

    With the Right Tools, Big Data Boosts Efficiency

    As the ocean of available research swells, scientists risk getting lost in the deluge. But advanced text-mining tools are making it easier to sift through data, make connections and gain ...

  • Added 22nd August 2014

    Auxetic Materials for Sports Applications

    Athletes need vital protection that doesn't compromise their ability to play well. Providing increased energy absorption and impressive conformability, auxetic materials are well-suited to making protectors like helmets and pads ...

  • Added 12th August 2014

    Data Integration Driving Research Efficiency

    A crucial part of the information manager's job is to prove the value of research tools. Informatics must be tied to business outcomes, or else management won't make the investment.How ...

  • Added 12th August 2014

    Overcoming Challenges in Multi-Disciplinary R&D

    Modern drug development demands a broad approach, one that looks to many scientific disciplines for knowledge, but searching multiple streams can be difficult and time-consuming.How are information managers at one ...

  • Added 8th August 2014

    Rare Earths Part 2: Seeking Untapped Deposits

    The latest "gold rush" is a little less glittery and a lot more grey. This time the search is for rare earth elements (REEs), used in everything from microchips to ...

  • Added 8th August 2014

    From Library Stacks to Online Searches

    The early 1800s saw an explosion in research, resulting in the first attempts at organizing scientific data. From books and journals to 20th century card catalogs and microforms to today's ...