What You Cared About in 2015

As the year closes, one can’t help but reflect. So, we take a look back at our most popular blog
posts from 2015. During the last 12 months, Chempetitive Group’s Chemunity blog published
articles on topics ranging from science marketing and biotech funding to the state of health care and trends in media. So, if you missed them the first time around, don’t worry. We’ve served them up here again for you.

  1. Surviving the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. The J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference is enormous – and an enormous opportunity for those in the life sciences industry. Learn how to make the most of it with the 2016 Survival Guide.

  2. The Most Bizarre Scientific Paper Ever Published. It turns out slugs like running on mouse wheels. Find out what happens when a wheel is set up in the wild, and why it matters.

  3. Rare Diseases: The Role of Social Media in Patient Recruitment. The unique nature of rare diseases means that patient involvement is crucial for R&D and clinical trial design. Social media offers a new way to develop relationships with patients.

  4. Lab Tools and Ancient Sea Life: Medicine’s Lust for a Crab’s Blood. The blue blood of the horseshoe crab is a key component of Limulus amoebocyte lysate (LAL) testing that is required for FDA approval. What can the scientific community do as the horseshoe crab population dwindles?

  5. ResearchGate: The Missing Piece in your Science Marketing. Facebook clones have come and gone in the scientific community, but ResearchGate has survived and developed a huge base of subscribers. Learn how to use it for your science marketing.

  6. One Giant Leap Too Far, Why CRISPR is in the News. CRISPR has dominated news from WIRED to Washington. How close are we really to designer babies?

  7. Making Friends with the Search Engine. Both on-page and off-page SEO indicators can improve your relationship with search engines. We provide 6 ways to boost your rankings.

  8. Why Your Life Science Company Should Use LinkedIn. LinkedIn is the social network for professionals and business to business companies. Setting up and managing a company page is a great way to drive traffic and generate engagement. See our visual guide to creating the perfect LinkedIn company page.

  9. Genomics – The Modern Moonshot: Obama Names Experts to Precision Medicine Initiative. Individualized treatment is the next frontier for medicine. In 2015, President Obama named the experts that would lead the Precision Medicine Initiative to combat cancer with personalized, genetically based treatment.

  10. 2014 FDA Drug Approvals at 18-year High, but How Much New Ground Are We Breaking? The FDA had a banner year amid warnings about the lack of early- to mid-phase candidates in the drug development pipeline, but how much new ground are we really breaking?

If you have ideas for articles you’d like to see here in the following year, reach out to us on
Twitter (@chempetitive) or send us a note right here on our website.

We wish you a prosperous 2016!

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