3 posts categorized "Drug Discovery"

01/13/2016

The Atlantic: Ten Thousand Years of the Mortar and Pestle

Mortar and pestle were so integral to the development of pharmacology that in 2005, the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia hosted an exhibition of mortars and pestles, showcasing their multiple roles as practical tools, historical objects, and pieces of art.

Read more at The Atlantic: Ten Thousand Years of the Mortar and Pestle

11/13/2015

Philadelphia Business Journal: The $1 million one-shot cure

Spark Therapeutics is expected to seek approval next year for a gene therapy to cure a disease that leads to blindness. Dr. Dan Hussar, a professor of pharmacy at the University of the Sciences, said multiple factors come into play when a pharmaceutical company sets a price for a new product—but no one standard method exists.

Read more at Philadelphia Business Journal: The $1 million one-shot cure

06/22/2011

Microway GPU Computing Solutions Named Best New Technology at Life Sciences Summit

Dr. Preston Moore, of University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, demonstrated how Microway WhisperStations and clusters with Tesla GPUs enabled accelerated understanding of the physicochemical properties of biological membranes. Dr. Moore's research is leading to new drug discovery and increased understanding of membrane interaction.

Read more: http://www.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/2011-06-16/microway_gpu_computing_solutions_named_best_new_technology_at_life_sciences_summit.html