WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF BIOPHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH?
In order to understand nature, you have to measure it. To find out how fast children are growing, use a yardstick. If you are afraid of getting heatstroke, take a look at the thermometer. In neither of these cases does the measuring equipment influence the measurement result.
Biopharmaceutical researchers would also like to have such methods to assist them in their quest for treatment strategies for widespread illnesses such as cancer and diabetes. Unfortunately, biological cells are so tiny that any attempt to measure them risks changing or even destroying them. Until recently, researchers were unable to analyze individual living cells repeatedly without killing them. As a result, it was impossible to obtain important scientific data.