Tag: pharmaceutical drug development

The Under-representation of Women in Clinical Trials

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Clinical trials are the cornerstone of evidence for new medical therapies. However, a persistent issue shadows the reputation of these medical advancements: the under-representation of women in clinical trials. A short history on women in medical research For too long, there was an assumption that no fundamental difference existed between men and women, other than […]

Oral Insulins: Recent Advances and Potential Revolution in Diabetes Management

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Insulin, discovered in 1921 and first used in 1922, has been a crucial component of diabetes management. Over the past century, numerous innovations have emerged in the insulin field, including the transition from animal-derived to human and human analogue insulins, as well as advancements in insulin administration methods, such as the shift from syringes to […]

Recent Advances in Asthma Management

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Asthma affected an estimated 262 million people in 2019 and caused 455,000 deaths. It is categorised by chronic airway inflammation of the lungs, with associated respiratory symptoms including, shortness of breath, wheezing, cough and chest tightness.1,2 In recent years, there has been significant progress in understanding the pathophysiology and treatment of asthma. However, globally it […]

Success Factors in Academic-industry Collaborations for Research Commercialisation

Academia and industry are two significant pillars which are essential for wider progress and development in society. While academia is largely concerned with the pursuit of knowledge and understanding, industry focuses on the application of knowledge to generate innovative solutions addressing the needs of (and subsequently improving) the lives of people. While these two pillars […]