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Pedal to the Metal, People

Science Commons announced the launch of Health Commons, a project co-founded with CommerceNet, CollabRX and the Public Library of Science that's designed to speed up drug discovery and development. The approach involves "enabling more companies, foundations, laboratories or even individuals to conduct research on disease targets efficiently," according to Science Commons, adding:

To do this, Health Commons will facilitate the emergence of a "virtual marketplace," or ecosystem, through which participants can more easily access the data, knowledge, materials and services for accelerating research.

In the post, you'll also find a six-minute video presenting Health Commons.

 

The Scan

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Sandwich Sampling

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