drug development

The keynote presenter at HIMSS’ Accelerate Health event shares his game plan for how stakeholders can use big data to improve the quality, safety and effectiveness of drug therapies.

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By  Mallory Hackett 12:35 pm March 19, 2021
As the world begins to see a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, healthcare leaders have begun strategizing on how to take the lessons learned and apply them to a post-pandemic environment. “What we really want to be able to do is leverage many of those learnings that we garnered from this experience and really institutionalize those in the health system as we move forward, and how we...
Pharma, machine learning, medical devices

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By  Rachel McArthur 11:20 am October 22, 2020
A new platform aimed at streamlining clinical trials in order to lower costs – and increase the efficiency and success rate of a drug or the development of a medical device – has been unveiled by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). The yet-to-be-named programme reportedly “leverages machine learning to optimise a clinical trial’s chances of success” through the analysis of factors including...
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By  Mallory Hackett 11:49 am October 20, 2020
On Tuesday, life sciences company LabCorp announced a new technology platform to help streamline the clinical trial and drug development process. The platform was designed for LabCorp’s drug development and decentralized clinical trial business, Covance. It hopes to more easily connect patients to trials, decrease administrative tasks, improve trial resiliency and enhance studies through the use...
By  Dave Muoio 03:15 pm May 28, 2020
Clinical lab and drug development giant LabCorp announced this morning a new deal that will streamline its adoption of virtual clinical trials. The company's drug-development-focused contract research organization (CRO), Covance, will use digital clinical trial software-maker Medable's platform to fuel its patient and site interface. This will allow participants easy access to clinical trial apps...

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By  Leontina Postelnicu 07:56 am January 10, 2020
German pharma giant Bayer and British biotech firm Exscientia have announced a three-year partnership focused on the use of Artificial Intelligence in cardiovascular and oncology drug discovery. The collaboration will initially see the companies work on three early-stage research projects, combining Bayer’s data and drug discovery capabilities and Exscientia’s Centaur Chemist platform. According...
By  Dave Muoio 03:00 pm December 5, 2019
The FDA and National Institutes of Health are tapping the clinical community and a newly launched mobile platform in its search for novel infectious disease interventions. Called CURE ID, the online data repository will allow clinicians to report instances in which existing FDA-approved drugs are used to successfully treat infections. In particular, the tool captures clinical outcomes in cases...
By  Dave Muoio 10:47 am July 31, 2019
Litmus Health announced yesterday the release of a new version of its device-friendly clinical research platform for the collection and analysis of real-world data. Built with new features to help pharmaceutical companies from the beginning to the end of their drug trials, the platform now adds Actigraph’s medical-grade wearables to its repertoire of supported devices, which previously included...
By  Dave Muoio 11:47 am July 29, 2019
Last week, Eko Devices announced a new service that matches ECG and heart sound recordings with clinical data to help pinpoint novel drug-data combinations. The Silicon Valley startup is pitching the platform, called Eko Home, as a resource for clinical trials targeting new therapies. The new platform is already seeing some action. According to the company, an ongoing Mayo Clinic study exploring...
By  Dave Muoio 04:13 pm July 10, 2019
Clover Health, an Alphabet-backed insurtech startup serving the Medicare Advantage market, announced this morning the launch of a new subsidiary unit that will be focused on using data from its members to drive drug development. Much like its parent company uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to generate predictive health insights for its member population, Clover Therapeutics will...
By  Nathan Eddy 11:36 am July 9, 2019
Cloud-based computing could offer major benefits to pharmaceutical companies in the area of drug development as they grapple with rising costs and avalanches of data that need to be collected, analyzed and shared. In particular, the technology could help streamline operations and develop business cases as to whether a drug is likely to be needed — or financially viable. “If you’ve got big pots of...