Human Organ on a Chip: A Better Model for Drug Development?

Reading time: 5 minutes Kaye Alcedo Even before President Nixon’s declaration of the “war on cancer” in 1971, the journey towards a cure was nothing but a rollercoaster ride. Many promising cancer drugs are tested in human clinical trials but ultimately fail primarily because they demonstrate inadequate efficacy or safety, costing billions of dollars, increasing …

The Reproducibility Crisis

Morgan McSweeney As Alex Woodell recently described, the preclinical research community is in a quiet crisis. Somewhere between 50% and 90% of results from early-stage academic cancer research are unable to be reproduced by industry scientists. Studies by several large multinational pharmaceutical companies and a number of other independent research groups have confirmed what they …