May 2018

Letter from the Editor

May 1, 2018

Riding the AI Wave It would be hard to identify a hotter trend right now than artificial intelligence and machine learning — a trend 60 years in the making since John McCarthy coined the term AI while leading a Dartmouth Summer Research Project. Merriam-Webster defines AI as: a branch of computer science dealing with the […]

Upfront

May 1, 2018

Acorda Rallies Parkinson’s Community Acorda Therapeutics has launched the “Live Well. Do Tell.” initiative for the Parkinson’s disease community. Its goal is to encourage the community to improve conversations about Parkinson’s symptoms among the circle of care, including people with Parkinson’s, care partners, advocacy, and healthcare professionals. The first output of the initiative — the […]

HealthTech

May 1, 2018

Researchers Develop Nanovesicle Method for Tumor Treatment Trend Watch: Technology boosts cancer care. According to a report by Penn State News, a team of scientists working at Penn State University, Second Affiliated Hospital of Southeast University, and Jiangsu Cancer Hospital & Jiangsu Institute of Cancer Research in Nanjing, China, have developed a way to coax […]

Innovator’s Corner

May 1, 2018

A Robotic Pill that Creates Oral Biologics Mir Imran, Chairman and CEO of Rani Therapeutics, talks about his company’s efforts to develop an injection-free, large-molecule delivery system. Biologics can only be administered through an injection, which can affect quality of life and patient compliance, especially for those with chronic disease. If biologics are taken orally, […]

Last Word

May 1, 2018

Women in Science Gwen Nichols, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, outlines what is needed to bring more women into the sciences. PV: What are some of the big takeaways from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) survey on women in science? Nichols: There was a resounding consensus that Americans think […]

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

May 1, 2018

The field of artificial intelligence (AI) research was founded at Dartmouth College during the summer of 1956. Fast-forward more than 60 years to the year 2018 and we are seeing expansive growth in the development of AI, referred to in the business as the “Summer of AI.” AI by no means languished for all those […]

Marketing Integration

May 1, 2018

The pharmaceutical industry has been employing cross-functional teams to improve processes across business silos for quite sometime, but the ongoing shift in healthcare markets and the increasing complexity of drug commercialization has created an environment where cross-functional alignment has become a more permanent underpinning of marketing protocol. Experts say it is more important than ever […]

SHOWCASE: mHealth: The Power of mHealth in Transforming Health Delivery

May 1, 2018

Investment in mHealth is growing and in the first half of 2017 $3.5 billion was invested in 188 digital health companies. According to Juniper Research, the number of wearable devices will reach 130 million in 2018 at an estimated value of $19 billion. Its use has become widespread in medical settings with predictions that 65% […]

Introducing BYOD 2.0: A More Inclusive Approach to Electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment

May 1, 2018

In its list of “Top 10 Strategic Trends for 2018,” Gartner, Inc., notes that the digital and physical worlds are becoming more closely aligned. This phenomenon is certainly observable in clinical research, as technology is supporting more effective remote research through the use of electronic clinical outcome assessment (eCOA). Increasingly, eCOA involves patient and/or site […]

The Connection for Patients to mHealth and Modern Patient Empowerment

May 1, 2018

Our mobile-first, soon to be mobile-only world We live in a mobile-first world. The fact is nearly 7 in 10 Americans1 are using mobile devices every day and many of those are finding less relevance with “desktop” computing. There is something incredibly liberating in having a device with you all the time. A device that […]

Biotech Buzz

May 1, 2018

Venture capital funding trends indicate a healthy environment for biopharma companies. The recent five-year trend has been very good with more dollars being deployed into venture-backed companies, many of which are R&D focused; there is more money available to biopharma companies compared with 10 years ago; and funding deals for early-stage companies seeking first round […]

New Players and Old Disrupting The Industry

May 1, 2018

Disruption has become the new normal for the healthcare and life-sciences industry. And while several companies — industry incumbents, such as payers and providers — have been pursuing strategies to transform the industry and create greater efficiencies, the dynamic changed with the entry of tech giants and other newcomers to the industry. Healthcare has become […]

HBA Rising Stars & Luminaries: Leadership and Vision

May 1, 2018

PharmaVOICE tapped the nearly 100 industry executives identified by their companies as HBA Rising Stars and Luminaries to identify the biggest trends they believe will impact the industry in the next few years. Top on their list are digital and technology solutions, disruption, and innovation. They also tackle the topics of patient-centricity, health and wellness, […]

Speak Out

May 1, 2018

Synchronizing HCP and Consumer Messages: At The Point of Care and Beyond Mobile devices have transformed the way we experience the world – including how we wait for things to happen. Look around any doctor’s office waiting room, or the line at the pharmacy, or the treadmills at your local gym. People are using their […]

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