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Top Industry News, December 30 – January 5

Home Forums *News Top Industry News, December 30 – January 5

    • Lauren Feldman

      Newsweek (January 4, 2023) Limited Nationalization of AI Has Benefits | Opinion

      Opinion piece from the Chief Operating Officer at GATC Health on AI; includes mention of FDA Modernization Act 2.0 and role in pharma.


      News-Medical (January 4, 2023) USC scientists develop first all-human brain organoids model of the cerebellum with functional neurons

      In a first for USC Stem Cell scientists, the laboratory of Giorgia Quadrato, an assistant professor of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, has pioneered a novel human brain organoid model that generates all the major cell types of the cerebellum, a hindbrain region predominantly made up of two cell types necessary for movement, cognition, and emotion: granule cells and Purkinje neurons. This marks the first time that scientists have succeeded in growing Purkinje cells that possess the molecular and electrophysiological features of functional neurons in an all-human system.


      BioPharma Dive (January 2, 2023) 10 clinical trials to watch in the first half of 2024

      Study results from Vertex, Alnylam and Roche could either speed or stall biotech’s recent momentum. 


      GEN (January 2, 2023) Pancreatic Cancer Drug Discovery Gets Boost from Organoid Screening System

      New methods for identifying novel drug targets to treat pancreatic cancer are critical. Now, a drug screening system using organoids, that models pancreatic cancer, has helped uncover a promising target for potential pancreatic cancer treatments.


      Voxel Matters (December 30, 2023) 3D printed chip shows potential to end need for animal testing

      According to The Guardian, scientists from the University of Edinburgh have developed a pioneering 3D printed device that could speed up patient access to new medicines and eliminate the need for animal testing. The “body-on-chip” perfectly mimics how a medicine flows through a patient’s body, and the plastic device means scientists can test drugs to see how different organs react without the need for live animal testing. 

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