How Crowdsourcing Can Advance Drug Development

Posted by Graham Buchanan on May 2, 2017 9:36:13 AM

Pharmaceutical companies have to constantly develop new drugs to stay ahead of the competition. Whilst the drugs created every year are innovative, the processes for developing them are often not. The result is that drug development frequently ends up being time-consuming, costly and unproductive. Can an approach such as “crowdsourcing” remedy these drawbacks?

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Topics: Innovation Insights

Seeker Spotlight: The MasterCard Foundation

Posted by Graham Buchanan on Apr 27, 2017 1:06:31 PM

The MasterCard Foundation has launched the third edition of the US$150,000 Clients at the Centre Prize, seeking the client-focused financial service provider that best responds to the needs and aspirations of poor people living in developing countries. We caught up with Roger Morier, Senior Communications Manager at the Foundation, to talk about learnings and achievements from the last two editions and the aims for this year’s Prize.

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Topics: Challenges, Seekers

Seeker Spotlight: The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council

Posted by Catherine Covington on Apr 26, 2017 9:24:48 AM

The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3), in collaboration with consumer product formulators and preservative manufacturers/suppliers, recently launched their Challenge to find new, safe, and effective preservatives, preservative boosters, or multi-functionals for use in personal care and household products. There are concerns about the impact of some preservatives on human health, particularly because of their widespread use. Therefore, the Seeker organizations desire preservatives with improved environmental health and safety profiles.

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Topics: Challenges, Seekers

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