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Patent protection, trade secrets &/or open innovation in the successful path towards personalization of medicine

Traditionally, medicine relied on information such as family history, environment, behaviors and simple tests to tailor health care to patients. New discoveries are now enabling a unique and deeper understanding of individuals on a molecular level which are increasingly being translated into inventions with the potential to prevent, manage and cure a larger number of…Continue Reading…

Companion Diagnostics (CDx) – role of biomarkers and effective collaboration

The era of “one-size fits all” is slowly disappearing and tailored medicine is in great demand in todays world. The need for safer and effective drug therapy has lead pharmaceutical companies to a major paradigm shift in their business model.  In today’s drug development programmes, the identification and qualification of biomarkers are integrated.  Pharma companies…Continue Reading…