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Science Exchange Partners with Joint Pharma+Academic Consortium to Improve Research Reproducibility

Science Exchange, the leading SaaS-enabled marketplace platform for outsourced R&D services, has partnered with the European Quality In Preclinical Data (EQIPD) consortium to launch a novel quality system for drug discovery and development research.

Supported by the Innovative Medicines Initiative, EQIPD is the first quality system that can be applied to non-GLP research in both industry and academia. It puts forward 18 core requirements in categories such as research processes and data integrity.

The pharmaceutical industry is deeply invested in developing standards to improve the quality of preclinical data. Over the last decade, drug development has slowed significantly — development time now averages over 8 years per new medical entity. A key bottleneck is the transition from preclinical to clinical research, because preclinical data, generated by multiple teams across industry, academia, and the public sector, are not of uniform quality. Enhancing the quality of preclinical data without impeding innovation can

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Novak Djokovic suffers joint heaviest defeat of his career against ‘lucky loser’ Lorenzo Sonego

Tennis world No. 1 Novak Djokovic suffered the joint worst defeat of his career, losing 6-2 6-1 to Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego in the quarter-finals of the Vienna Open.



a man in a blue shirt: Novak Djokovic had no answer against Lorenzo Sonego.


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Novak Djokovic had no answer against Lorenzo Sonego.

It was only the second time in the Serb’s career that he has managed to win just three games in a match, the previous occasion coming against Marat Safin at the 2005 Australian Open.

To make the result all the more incredible, it is the first time in his career that Djokovic has lost to a lucky loser, a player given a place in the tournament’s main draw despite losing in qualifying.

READ: ‘He’s going to be the bad guy the rest of his career,’ says John McEnroe of Novak Djokovic

Sonego, ranked No. 42 in the world, took just 68 minutes to dismantle Djokovic and inflict only

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