Derek Lowe – Page 5

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    Opinion

    Too big to innovate?

    2014-06-25T00:00:00Z

    How strong is the correlation between company size and research productivity, asks Derek Lowe

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    Messy megamergers

    2014-05-29T00:00:00Z

    Big company buyouts are more about immediate gains and rarely consider the impact on research, says Derek Lowe

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    Opinion

    Engineering serendipity

    2014-04-25T00:00:00Z

    It takes more than random stumbling to find new reactions, says Derek Lowe

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    Opinion

    Known unknowns

    2014-03-27T00:00:00Z

    New molecules with unpredictable biological activity deserve sensible amounts of respect, says Derek Lowe

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    Opinion

    Tools of the trade

    2014-02-24T00:00:00Z

    Derek Lowe wonders what the most life-changing instrument for organic chemists is, and what might be missing from the toolbox

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    Opinion

    Beelzebub Pharma Ltd

    2014-01-31T00:00:00Z

    Derek Lowe thinks the Devil’s R&D management schemes might be scarily familiar

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    Opinion

    Is there a drug for that?

    2014-01-07T00:00:00Z

    Derek Lowe ponders whether anything is truly ‘undruggable’ if we look in the right places

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    Opinion

    Rolling boulders uphill

    2013-11-27T00:00:00Z

    Is Derek Lowe troubled by his failure to develop a compound that has made it to the pharmacy shelf?

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    Natural born chemists

    2013-10-31T00:00:00Z

    Redesigning nature’s catalysts is tantalising but tricky, says Derek Lowe

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    Opinion

    What's the use?

    2013-09-25T00:00:00Z

    Not every reaction can be run in a bucket, says Derek Lowe, but there are limits to what should be classed as ‘useful’

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    Opinion

    The never-ending story

    2013-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Keeping up with the literature is impossible, says Derek Lowe.

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    Opinion

    Knowledge lost or time gained?

    2013-07-30T00:00:00Z

    Derek Lowe wonders whether we should mourn the decline of classic analytical techniques or embrace technological advances

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    Opinion

    Lab’s labourers lost?

    2013-07-02T00:00:00Z

    How long should scientists stay at the bench, asks Derek Lowe. How long is a piece of string?

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    Opinion

    Target acquired

    2013-07-02T00:00:00Z

    Knowing a drug’s exact biochemistry has never been a prerequisite for approval, says Derek Lowe, and nor should it be

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    Opinion

    Bespoke or bodged

    2013-04-30T00:00:00Z

    A can-do attitude and some lateral thinking can save time and money when it comes to exotic apparatus, says Derek Lowe

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    From lab to leader

    2013-04-02T00:00:00Z

    Derek Lowe asks (with some trepidation): do drug companies need scientists at the top?

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    New antibiotics: what's the hold up?

    2013-03-06T00:00:00Z

    It’s more a research problem, than a commercial one, says Derek Lowe

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    Opinion

    Name reactions: how does the label stick?

    2013-01-25T00:00:00Z

    Derek Lowe investigates the long running tradition of naming reactions after their inventors

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    Fear of the unknown

    2013-01-02T00:00:00Z

    How do you reconcile the need for personal safety with unfamiliar compounds, asks Derek Lowe

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    Full disclosure?

    2012-11-27T00:00:00Z

    The pharma industry should be more open with its trial data, says Derek Lowe