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AI in the life sciences – the good, the bad and the ugly

Posted on November 7th, 2018 by in Pharma R&D

Everyone in the life science industry – from the C-suite in the boardroom to scientists at the bench – are talking about the potential of AI, especially now they’re starting to see pharma companies using the technology. And we are beginning to see researchers mixing diverse kinds of data together – images, text and numeric data to name a few – to learn from. Continue reading “AI in the life sciences – the good, the bad and the ugly” »

Machine Learning Could Make Drug Discovery Faster, Cheaper, Better

Posted on November 6th, 2018 by in Pharma R&D

The stats on the increasingly high cost (and low success rates) in drug discovery are always jarring. As Phee Waterfield of Binary District Journal reports:

  • Bringing a new drug to market is estimated to cost major pharma firms more than $4 billion
  • The process can take 10-15 years
  • Fewer than 10% actually make it to market

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How Greater Collaboration and Access to Data can Help Tackle Rare Diseases

Posted on November 1st, 2018 by in Pharma R&D

It is estimated that 30 million people in the United States alone are living with one of 7,000 rare diseases, this equates to 10% of the population. There is, however, little financial incentive for the pharmaceutical sector to develop new treatments for these diseases because of the small patient population each disease affects. Continue reading “How Greater Collaboration and Access to Data can Help Tackle Rare Diseases” »

Experts Gather for a Pair of Pharma & Biotech Conferences

Posted on October 22nd, 2018 by in Pharma R&D

From October 29-30, London will be the site of two important events for the pharma and biotech industries, the 2nd Medicinal Chemistry Summit: Europe and the 2nd Global Pharma R&D Informatics & AI Congress. Presented by Global Engage, the conferences will be co-located at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow, opening up the opportunity for industry professionals to sample what each has to offer.Β  Continue reading “Experts Gather for a Pair of Pharma & Biotech Conferences” »