The Hive

Empowering purpose-driven, early-stage innovation in drug discovery and development via access to Elsevier’s comprehensive suite of R&D solutions for Pharma and Life Sciences.

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The Hive

Real Stories. Real Science. Real Time.

The Hive is a collaboration project through which Elsevier R&D Solutions works with a select group of biotech and pharmaceutical startups to raise the visibility of their work in early stage drug discovery and development research and share lessons in overcoming pharma R&D challenges. Elsevier announces that it has selected the companies to take part in The Hive

Meet the Participants

this year. These companies exemplify the fresh, innovative, and agile world of R&D that is taking place outside the walls of Big Pharma that has the potential to change the industry’s landscape and improve the lives of patients. Meet our participants and sign up to follow their first-person stories of drug discovery and development.

Real Story:
Repurposing drugs helps patients with rare diseases

Dr. Nicolas Sireau, founder of Findacure, knows the frustration of watching his own children suffer from a rare debilitating disease, alkaptonuria. Learn how Elsevier is working with Findacure to enable the study of rare disease mechanisms, pairing information and analytics to assess the biological make-up of disease and shortlist the most promising potential treatments that could be repurposed safely and effectively.


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Professional Services

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Text Mining

Get meaningful answers to complex pharma R&D research questions through Elsevier's custom Text Mining service that enables the retrieval of highly specified information from unstructured content.

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