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Data-Driven Technologies are Shaking Up the Drug Development Process

Posted on March 1st, 2019 by in Pharma R&D

For many, many years, the findings of scientific research were published in an always-growing collection of scientific journals that spun off into more and more specialized disciplines. Today’s scientists have to think far beyond scholarly journals subscriptions and wrestle instead with search strategies and informatics.

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Pharma Industry Players Work Together to Raise Awareness and Find Cures for Rare Diseases

Posted on March 1st, 2019 by in Pharma R&D

On February 28, events around the world are held in honor of Rare Disease Day, an annual occasion designed to raise awareness among the general public as well as among policy makers, government bodies, healthcare professionals and researchers. Rare diseases have become a major focus for cross-industry collaborations in recent years, and for good reason: (more…)

Games and Events: A New Era of Coopetition in Pharma R&D

Posted on December 8th, 2018 by in Pharma R&D

Although R&D competition remains as fierce as ever, many pharmaceutical companies engage in various types of cooperation and partnership ventures to help drive innovation. The goal of coopetition — when companies cooperate on certain projects while maintaining a competitive stance — is to make drug development more efficient and effective. (more…)

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. (more…)

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