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Turning wood into pharmaceutical ingredients

October 25, 2019

Production of hazardous waste during drug manufacturing is a serious concern for the pharmaceutical industry. Typically, large amounts…
Advanced Encapsulation in Aqueous Solutions

May 15, 2019

Microencapsulation is a technique in which substances are coated to form extremely small capsules. These particles are used…
Soaking up pharmaceuticals and personal care products from water

May 9, 2019

Medications excreted in the urine or dumped into the toilet can end up in the water supply, just…
WARF bets big on new squad of drug hunters

February 28, 2019

As it nears its 100th birthday, WARF — the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the nation’s first university technology…
Infographic: How does the US pharma market view Europe?

February 19, 2019

The United States and Europe are two of the powerhouse territories when it comes to the world of…
Biomanufacturing projects stepping out at UW-Madison

November 30, 2018

A series of projects aimed at advancing the human-health and economic impact of biomanufacturing is already benefiting from…
Scientists created a model, predicting the levels of drugs in our rivers

November 3, 2018

Pharmaceuticals are great when you are trying to heal yourself, but they are not that great when they…
New Tools for Creating Mirrored Forms of Molecules

October 31, 2018

One of the biggest challenges facing synthetic chemists is how to make molecules of only a particular “handedness.”…
A new way to manufacture small batches of biopharmaceuticals on demand

October 2, 2018

Biopharmaceuticals, a class of drugs comprising proteins such as antibodies and hormones, represent a fast-growing sector of the…
Medical expansion has improved health – with one exception

March 28, 2018

While Americans debate the rising cost of health care, a new study of 30 countries over 27 years…
New Method Speeds Up Development of Medication

March 26, 2018

UZH researchers have developed a novel method that speeds up the process of determining crystal structures of organic…
New alliance aims to bolster promising early-stage research

February 23, 2018

A new research alliance between the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. aims…
‘Spotify for chemistry’ – scientists are looking for a way to improve pharmaceutical industry using 3D printers

January 22, 2018

How 3D printing can help developing new drugs? A good prototyping tool is not typically associated with chemistry,…
New tool to assess largely ignored risk in pharmaceutical industry

January 9, 2018

In collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University and AstraZeneca, the team have developed a simple approach to trawl…
Towards environmentally friendly production of active pharmaceutical ingredients with a flow reactor

August 8, 2017

Mostly, the chemical industry still follows very extensive procedures when producing active pharmaceutical ingredients and other complex substances.…
Catalyst for efficient drug and chemical production

March 15, 2017

A team of CSIRO scientists have made a breakthrough that could result in faster and cheaper production for…
How to keep nanoparticle caterpillars safe from the crows of the immune system

December 20, 2016

In the lab, doctors can attach chemotherapy to nanoparticles that target tumors, and can use nanoparticles to enhance…
Engineers develop first-ever capsule to treat hemophilia

November 29, 2016

In the near future, hemophiliacs could be able to treat their disease by simply swallowing a capsule. Thanks…
Cold medicine could stop cancer spread

October 18, 2016

Hokkaido University researchers have discovered that a nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drug used for treating colds suppresses the spread of…
New platform for roundworms could speed up drug delivery

October 13, 2016

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed the first…
Chemists make strides to simplify drug design and synthesis

September 13, 2016

A one-step solution to make nitrogen-laden molecular precursors for the preparation of drugs and other bioactive molecules has…
A microRNA plays role in major depression

September 9, 2016

A UAB study that is the first of its kind found that a tiny RNA — miR-124-3p —…
Pharmaceuticals Commonly Detected in Small Streams in the Southeastern United States

May 26, 2016

Pharmaceuticals are widespread in small streams in the Southeast, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological…
OU team develops new antibiotic to fight MRSA

May 18, 2016

A University of Oklahoma team of chemists has developed a new antibiotic formulation to fight the sometimes deadly…
Unique nano-capsules promise the targeted drug delivery

May 4, 2016

Russian scientists created unique nano-capsules for the targeted drug delivery By now, the research is quite fundamental. However,…
Scorpion Venom Yields Clues for Developing Better Pharmaceuticals

April 19, 2016

Normally, people consider scorpions to be dangerous because of their venomous sting, but an international group of researchers…
Pollutants in Fish Inhibit Human’s Natural Defense System

April 19, 2016

In a new study, environmental pollutants found in fish were shown to obstruct the human body’s natural defense…
Dressed to kill: Tailoring a suit for tumor-penetrating cancer meds

April 11, 2016

For more than a decade, biomedical researchers have been looking for better ways to deliver cancer-killing medication directly…
Engineers develop a pill for long-term drug release

April 6, 2016

New tablet attaches to the lining of the GI tract, resists being pulled away Researchers from MIT and…
Chemists Lay Groundwork for Countless New, Cleaner Uses of Methane

March 25, 2016

Methane is the world’s most abundant hydrocarbon. It’s the major component of natural gas and shale gas and,…
Researchers are on Their Way to Predicting What Side Effects You’ll Experience From a Drug

November 3, 2015

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a model that could be used to predict…
Green Chemistry: Benign by Design

September 23, 2015

Green chemistry is akin to baking. Both require precision and specific ingredients to produce the desired results. The…
Making pharmaceuticals that degrade before they can contaminate drinking water

September 10, 2015

In recent years, researchers have realized that many products, including pharmaceuticals, have ended up where they’re not supposed…
Speeding Up Synthetic Chemistry

June 19, 2015

  Synthetic molecules are the foundation for many products critical to the Department of Defense’s mission—from active pharmaceutical…
Researchers Make Key Discovery To Improve Pharmaceuticals Production

May 7, 2015

A pair of Carnegie Mellon researchers have made a key discovery about amino acids, the most basic building…
Team models new atomic structures of gold nanoparticle

April 27, 2015

They may deal in gold, atomic staples and electron volts rather than cement, support beams and kilowatt-hours, but…
Funding secured to develop next generation membranes

March 19, 2015

Researchers from our University have been awarded a £1m Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grant to…
Chemists Develop “Looking Glass” for Spotting Sound Molecular Structures

March 5, 2015

New York University chemists have developed a computational approach for determining the viability and suitability of complex molecular…
Study Shows Top Ten Challenges Facing Global Pharmaceutical Supply Chains

February 5, 2015

Ten years after the 2005 Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness reported on the need for better coordination in…
Pharmaceuticals from Treated Municipal Wastewater Can Contaminate Shallow Groundwater

September 23, 2014

Pharmaceuticals and other contaminants from treated municipal wastewater can travel into shallow groundwater following their release to streams,…
Using hydrogen exchange mass spec­trom­etry to confirm biopharmaceuticals

March 5, 2014

Bio­phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals, also known as bio­logics, are the fastest growing sector of the phar­ma­ceu­tical industry and most people living…
Using Computers to Speed Up Drug Discovery

February 28, 2014

One of the major problems in today’s society is the efficiency and cost of developing medicines to treat…
Health care organizations under siege from cyberattacks, study says

February 21, 2014

Add this to the list of reasons for consumers to fret over privacy: Health care organizations of all…
Faster testing of new pharmaceuticals

January 6, 2014

To improve medical treatment, researchers test new drug ingredients on biological cells. By combining two microscopy techniques, the…
Analyzing uranium ore concentrate samples

October 4, 2013

A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers has pioneered the use of a long-standing technology for…
Drugs, caffeine, chemicals found in Great Lakes worry researchers

October 1, 2013

Pharmaceuticals, caffeine and items such as toothpaste additives have been found farther out in the Great Lakes than…
Gentle chemistry for better and safer protein-drugs

September 16, 2013

A gentler new chemistry promises cleaner and subsequently far safer pharmaceuticals. The ground-breaking method, developed by a chemistry…
Researchers put chemistry lab on paper to detect low-quality medicine

July 1, 2013

Marya Lieberman, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, and her collaborators have…
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