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A New Way to Fight Cancer? It May Be in Our DNA.

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A New Way to Fight Cancer? It May Be in Our DNA.

Precision Medicine Program Launched at Comprehensive Cancer Center WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Feb. 10, 2015 – After a year in development, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today announced a new Precision Medicine program at its National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Precision medicine was introduced to the nation during President Obama’s State of the Union address in January. He continue reading

Study on Preclinical Study Outcomes Points to Validity Threats

Research into preclinical study outcomes published this month blames the poor success rate of medical interventions introduced into clinical development largely on flaws in preclinical research. Only 11 percent of agents that enter clinical testing are ultimately licensed, a failure rate that translates to higher drug prices and potential harm to human trial participants. The continue reading

Five Keys for Successful Preclinical Studies Using a CRO

Preclinical Contract Research Organizations, or CROs, such as ours here at Wake Forest Innovation’s Preclinical Translational Services, frequently work with scientists who are making their first attempt to move a discovery from the laboratory bench to clinical use. After 40 years as an experimental surgeon, I have found that a handful of key practices often continue reading

Developing Definitive Study Designs

Vince Mendenhall, DVM, PhD, director, Preclinical Translational Services, Wake Forest Innovations, discusses strategies for success in the development of clinical studies. Mendenhall begins with method development studies and takes the viewer through the full cycle of trial development, from concept to clinical application. Finally, Mendenhall offers his expert advice for investigators moving from basic to continue reading

Meet Preclinical Translational Services at Bio 2013

Preclinical Translational Services a is excited to attend the upcoming BIO International Convention April 22 to 25 at McCormick Place in Chicago. This global event for biotechnology brings together scientists, inventors and business professionals from 65 countries around the world to learn about emerging bioscience technologies and innovations, market trends and potential collaborations and opportunities. continue reading

Wake Forest Innovations sponsors and contributes at world’s largest virtual laboratory animal science conference

Wake Forest Innovations and its Preclinical Translational Services group had the distinction of being the major supporter for the world’s largest virtual laboratory animal science conference, BioConference Live, on Feb. 13-14. The conference, focused on animal welfare, had more than 12,000 attendees from a variety of backgrounds (veterinarians, technicians, and scientists) and from locations across continue reading