Re-Imagining Drug Safety Powered by Genomics, Information Integration and Emerging Technologies

|| Whitepaper by Tata Consultancy Services. Pub. 17/08/2017 Abstract Scientific advancements, emerging technologies, and extensive information have created new opportunities for modernizing drug safety.  Simultaneously, the pharmacovigilance regulatory landscape is shifting to ensure improved safety for patients. This is the time to reimagine the  drug safety sector to transform it into an advanced, proactive and patient-centric practice. Introduction The global …

Intel

Intel’s Insights from BioData World Congress 2016

One of our sponsors at BioData World Congress– Intel, prepared a post- event article with insights on the most burning topics that were discussed last week. Last week I was pleased to join a host of partners, customers and industry experts at the leafy Genome Campus in Cambridge, UK, for this year’s BioData World Congress. As one of the world’s leading …

Trials supported by electronic health records

Trials supported by electronic health records – a game-changer for study design and execution Professor Martin Gibson will be revealing the secrets of the successful delivery of GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) real world Salford Lung Study at BioData World Congress 2016 on 26 October in Cambridge. Widely recognised as the first study of its kind globally, the Salford Lung Study is a …

Parexel whitepaper

Three steps for filling the real- world evidence gaps

By Matthew Gordon and Kim Maguire-Wright, PAREXEL® INTERNATIONAL Today, payers and other stakeholders are demanding more (and more robust) real-world evidence (RWE) of a drug’s effectiveness and benefits. It’s understood that randomized clinical trials (RCTs), designed for regulatory approval, don’t provide a true picture of what happens in the real world. The Catch-22 is that payers would like RWE before they place a product on a formulary, …

Pfizer acquisition of cancer drug company could advance oncology research

Published Online: Aug 23,2016 Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor Pfizer recently announced its plans to acquire Medivation, a biopharmaceutical company that develops molecules for oncology. Recent health insurer mergers could have deterred the $14 billion deal, but Pfizer and Medivation’s boards of directors approved the merger, and expect that shares will increase immediately, according to a press release from Pfizer. “The proposed …

Rare diseases

Sharing the mission to conquer rare diseases

Closer collaboration between pharmaceutical companies and patient organizations will accelerate drug development At an ever-quickening pace, biopharmaceutical companies and patient advocacy groups are banding together to hasten development of new drugs for rare diseases. Advocacy groups rely on their partners for financial and scientific support while providing access to repositories of patient data – the key to understanding rare diseases …

Drug Safety Europe 2016

Ensuring Compliance for Cloud: A Risk Management Guide for Life Sciences Organizations

In an effort to manage cost pressures, optimize operational efficiencies, and build robust IT capabilities, the life sciences industry is also shifting to the cloud. However, being a highly regulated industry, players face significant compliance challenges while leveraging the cloud. In addition to managing security risks in a shared computing environment, organizations also need to ensure that regulatory commitments are …

An insight into NIH’s Big Data to Knowledge project

DNAdigest– official supporter of BioData World Congress USA, interviewed Phil Bourne – Associate Director for Data Science at the National Institutes of Health about the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) project. What is Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K)? “BD2K is an NIH program across 27 institutes of about 110 million dollars a year. The program focus is on the challenges emerging in data across biosciences, …

Interview: Veterans Affairs Precision Oncology Project

Our supporting partner DNAdigest got in touch with one of our speakers at BioData World Congress– Louis Fiore, doctor, scientist, manager, innovator at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Boston Massachusetts, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center (MAVERIC). Louis will be speaking about the Precision Oncology Project at BioData World Congress USA 2016. We want to share some …

Leica Biosystems

From validation to practice: transforming pathology with Aperio Solutions

Using Digital Pathology for Frozen Section Intraoperative Consultation in an NHS Multi-Hospital Trust INTRODUCTION  Pathology Departments today are faced with many challenges in regards to effectively handling their workflow. More pathologists and technologists are retiring, while demand for specialist  pathologists is increasing. Hospital laboratories are being forced to consolidate services and are seeking tools that can help them effectively provide …