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Laboratory Automation

It's surprising how much pharmaceutical research to date has been more art than science. Computing power is still a long way off predicting the properties of proteins and cells from their DNA, so until then the more research that can be accelerated by automation (e.g. lab robots, lab-on-chip) the better.

And this is being driven by the big pharma companies who can't afford the failure rate at late stage drug development, or worse after release which can result in multi-billion law suits. I attended an excellenty talk by the chief scientific office for GE Healthcare recently and they are mass producing stem cell lines, and the machinery to test them, so that drugs can be tested for cardio-toxicity much earlier on in the development process.


Resources

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Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries

Company developing, producing and marketing affordable, high quality generic drugs and specialty pharmaceuticals

resTORbio

Biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for aging-related diseases.

Novartis

Global medicines company for developing and producing drugs.

AbbVie

Pharmaceutical research and development.

AstraZeneca

Pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company that develops innovative drugs.

Senolytic Therapeutics (Senolytx)

Pharmaceutical company that develops a novel class of medicines by targeting damaged cells.

Life Biosciences

Drug development company promoting longevity and finding treatments for age-related diseases

UNITY Biotechnology

Biotechnology company devoted to research of restoring human health

Janssen Pharmaceutical

Pharmaceutical company which is part of Johnson & Johnson company.

Rejuvenate Biomed

Biomedical company researching the biology of aging and developing drugs for age related diseases.

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