Externalization – an Uber-Like Future for Biopharma R&D
In the past decade, biopharma companies have considerably transformed not just the science of drug discovery, but the way they conduct their research. They’re increasingly supplementing their internal research by outsourcing and collaborating with external research suppliers. This dramatic shift towards externalization is an attempt to make the R&D process more efficient and cost effective, thereby allowing researchers to make greater use of their limitless potential.
We at scientist.com support this change in the R&D landscape by proactively identifying and providing access to new research suppliers and innovations through our Uber-like platform for scientific services. This month, we have added a staggering amount of new specialized CROs and innovative listings. Take a look at our monthly Top 8 Innovation Picks:
1. Pulmospheres-Derived Mini-Lungs
Use a 3D lung model derived from patients’ multicellular spheroids to understand the dynamics of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) medications on the disease.
Stimulate, manipulate, and measure different in vitro cell cultures using high-throughput optical stimulation in multi-well culture plates.
Analyze phosphorylation and expression of 900 proteins concurrently in a single assay.
4. GravityPLUS™ Hanging Drop System
Use the GravityTRAP™ 384 Microtissue Platform for the scaffold-free re-aggregation of individual cells into functional 3D microtissues.
Record and simulate the activities of a defined neuron population in the brain during natural behavior.
6. Turbo GFP-Tagged HAP1 Cells
Visualize the expression of fluorescently tagged genes at the endogenous level in genetically modified cells.
7. PTMScan® Services
Perform qualitative and quantitative profiling of post-translational modifications (PTMs) by employing proteomic methods that combine antibody enrichment of PTM-containing peptides with LC-MS/MS.
8. Stem Cells on a Chip
Use nanopatterned dishes, featuring topographical likeness to the extracellular matrix, to provide in vivo-like maturation and alignment of cells.
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