Category Archive: dispensing

Dec
28

2015 in review

2015 saw the continuation of some research¬†themes from 2014, namely some work on Ebola, rare diseases and Bayesian models for neglected diseases. At the end of the year several papers are in press for next year so more to come. As usual there were some ups and downs in getting some of these to see …

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Dec
15

Pitching a rare disease treatment, vouchers and more underscores need for collaboration

Over the last few weeks I have been pitching the Phoenix Nest enzyme replacement work with LaBioMed in New York, working on proofs for several papers (here and here) and putting a blog together on the need for the rare pediatric disease priority review voucher. This is in addition to the usual grant writing projects …

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Nov
20

Sanofi and AZ share 210,000 compounds -can we go further?

In the Wall Street Journal today (section B), nestled under an article on Star Wars aim to be a Box -office behemoth, was a small article by Denise Roland on drug giants. This described¬† the news that AstraZeneca and Sanofi announced¬† they will each share 210,000 of their compounds from their 2-3 million libraries. This …

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May
01

1 year ago today..I published in PLOS ONE

Today marks the anniversary of my first paper in PLOS ONE with Joe Olechno and Antony Williams (Dispensing Processes Impact Apparent Biological Activity as Determined by Computational and Statistical Analyses). This was quite an event probably for all the wrong reasons in that the evolution of the paper was shaped by rejection after rejection elsewhere …

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Apr
17

Finally after 18 years – Time for a Research Statement

Its been something I continually grapple with. As a non academic doing a diverse range of scientific projects how could I come up with a vision statement (if indeed I needed one as I have managed for 18 years without one). A few days ago I put a research statement together. I think it basically …

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Jan
17

SLAS 2014

On Sunday I will be heading to the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) 2014 meeting in San Diego. It will be a very quick trip to give a talk on Monday “Cheminformatics Workflows Using Mobile Apps for Drug Discovery” followed by a poster in the afternoon “Dual Response and Dataset Fusion for Machine …

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Dec
30

Journal editors add more balance than needed – provides marketing windfall

Just when you think the year is going to end without having to get drawn into some additional discussion on publishing.. well it happens.. I get an email today that the article a (very nice) journalist, Vivien Marx had written for Nature Methods “Pouring over liquid handling” was now published. Lets get this straight at …

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