February 2019

In the next issue of Pharma Technology Focus, we look into the safety issues associated with valsartan and the knock-on effects for patients and the industry after much of the supply of API valsartan was recalled when traces of a probable carcinogen were found, and examine the future of AI in healthcare after the spectacular failure of IBM’s Watson Health.

Also, we review the history of one of pharma’s most humble and influencial allies - the Petri dish - to find out how it has influenced drug discovery in the past, and investigate the correlation between the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and infection with Herpes Simplex Virus 1 in people carrying a specific gene; can treating herpes prevent Alzheimer’s?

Plus, we speak to the team behind antiSMASH, an online tool being used by scientists in the hunt for bacterial metabolites, and explore ways that pharma companies are fighting respiratory issues caused by fine dust and pollution.


Editor | Eloise McLennan

Group Editor | Susanne Hauner

Commissioning Editor | Daniel Garrun

Writers | Allie Nawrat, Abi Millar, Sally Turner, Susanne Hauner, Chris Lo
Magazine Designer | Marzia Del Gaone

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Lead Designer | John Hammond 
Digital Publishing Director | Duncan West


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