Posts Tagged ‘insulin’

The long slog of medical R&D and finding inspiration

Author: Elizabeth Csaszar, 03/27/17

Research and development (R&D) of a medical therapeutic is a long slog. This isn’t news to anyone working in the field. The average time to bring a new drug product to market is over a decade. Moreover, this is the timeline when everything progresses well – funding and business decisions align, manufacturing processes come together,…Read more

Researchers use their ‘noodles’: nanotechnology for regenerative medicine

Author: Angela C. H. McDonald, 05/29/12

Nanotechnology has been a buzzword in the medical technology community for some time. It is defined as the manipulation and use of microscopic structures at the molecular scale, generally 1-100 nanometres in size (1 nanometre is 1 billionth of a metre, which translates to approximately 1 billionth the length of a baseball bat!) Nanotechnology is…Read more

Gene deletion to create insulin-producing cells

Author: Angela C. H. McDonald, 04/17/12

Most research on stem cells involves the manipulation of gene expression, to some degree or another. During stem cell differentiation, the expression of specific genes orchestrates the choices cells make along the path from stem cell to adult cell — a process known as differentiation. Here’s how it works: the expression (or lack thereof) of…Read more

iPS cells can help speed traditional drug development

Author: Paul Krzyzanowski, 05/11/10

Imagine that you’ve just discovered a novel drug that potentially solves a medical problem, one that accelerates wound healing in skin or can reduce the size of cancerous tumors. You can show the effects beautifully in your model tissue culture system and mice obviously respond to the treatment. You decide to call your technology transfer…Read more