All articles by Chris Lo

  1. Moderna’s gamble: what’s behind biotech’s biggest-ever IPO?

    In December last year, Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Moderna Therapeutics smashed the record for the biotech industry’s largest initial public offering (IPO)….
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    21 Feb
  2. antiSMASH: on the hunt for new antibiotics

    With an antimicrobial resistance crisis looming on the public health horizon and a generation of antibiotic treatments falling victim to…
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    11 Feb
  3. Not so elementary, Watson: the roadblocks for AI in pharma

    Wherever you look in today’s rapidly evolving pharma industry, the shadow of artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t far away. The high…
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    22 Jan
  4. Going digital to improve clinical trial enrolment

    Clinical trials are the lifeblood of pharmaceutical R&D, but the experimental therapies of the future aren’t necessarily an easy sell…
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    19 Dec
  5. Ebola in the DRC: vaccinating in a conflict zone

    More than two years after the West African Ebola epidemic was declared over, after claiming more than 11,000 lives in…
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    12 Dec
  6. Is China the next great hope for the pharma industry?

    For many industries in the 21st century, it’s hard to escape the feeling that all roads lead to China. The…
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    10 Dec
  7. Amazon and PillPack: an unstoppable pharmacy force?

    The US pharmacy industry has been bracing for an Amazon-shaped avalanche for several years now. The online retail giant has…
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    27 Sep
  8. The People vs Big Pharma: tackling the industry’s trust issues

    “I sort of view Big Pharma, as an industry, as an octopus with many tentacles, and at the end of…
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    20 Aug
  9. Blocking generic competition: will naming and shaming work?

    With the US political spotlight still centred firmly on drug prices, President Donald Trump’s 11 May speech on the topic…
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    11 Jul
  10. Shaky foundations: the flaws in animal research reporting

    Animal studies represent one of the fundamental layers of modern clinical research. Preclinical testing of drug candidates on animal models…
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    20 Jun

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