AI Aiding Earlier, More Accurate Cancer Screening

Recent research clearly illustrates the potential that artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning systems offer for improving the detection and diagnosis of cancer, whether from radiological images or tissue analysis. While further clinical validation of such systems is needed before… Read »

Real World Evidence Replacing Some Clinical Trials?

Pharmaceutical companies have long used real-world data on drug performance to help justify their pricing decisions to payers. But now such real-world evidence (RWE), gathered from electronic medical records (EMRs), national patient registries and other patient databases, is increasingly being… Read »

News from ASCO: Part 2

In this post, we continue our report on some of the precision medicine approaches and initiatives we noted at ASCO.   Neoantigens Revitalizing Cancer Vaccine Efforts   Early efforts to create cancer vaccines aimed at increasing the immune system’s exposure… Read »

News from ASCO: Part 1 

As we previously wrote, ASCO’s focus this year was on driving the benefits of precision medicine approaches in oncology to more patients. This was reflected in several ways in the news coming out of the conference, including:   Progress Against… Read »

Building a Better Market for Biologics: The US vs. Europe

The advent of generics has dramatically impacted the cost of small molecule drugs following the expiry of the patent protection for the originator therapeutics, with the cost of a small molecule generic often as little as 10% of that of… Read »

Liquid Biopsy Methods Showing Their Worth

The ability to detect and monitor mutational changes in tumors through a simple blood test has spurred considerable development within the field of liquid biopsy. While questions remain about the accuracy of such tests and the most relevant analyte to… Read »

Highlights from AAN: Part 2

We continue our report of interesting developments from the American Academy of Neurology meeting:   Neuromyelytis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD)   Interest in a rare disease called neuromyelytis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) appears to be growing. NMOSD is an autoimmune… Read »

Highlights from AAN: Part 1

The Bionest team attended the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) in early May, where we heard exciting data presented in a number of neurological conditions. Among the highlights of this year’s conference:   Transformative Success in Spinal Muscular Atrophy  … Read »

Breaking Out of the Bubble

X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (X-SCID, or SCID-X1), is an orphan monogenic disorder popularly known as ‘bubble boy disease’ that affects 1 in 50,000-100,000 live births. The most serious of all primary immunodeficiencies, X-SCID causes severe failure of the immune system,… Read »

Meet You at ASCO!

ASCO, the world’s largest meeting focused on cancer, is always one of the highlights of our calendar here at Bionest. This year is no exception and several of us are headed to Chicago for this year’s event, which is being… Read »

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