April 2021

Letter from the Editor

April 1, 2021

Password protected? How secure is your healthcare and other online data? Well, across the globe it’s clear that healthcare information continues to be fertile ground for cybercriminals. According to HIPAA Journal, there was a 40.63% increase in reported data breaches of 500 or more healthcare records in February 2021. Additionally, 45 data breaches were reported […]

Upfront

April 1, 2021

Astellas Oncology Fifth Annual C3 Prize Winners Astellas Oncology has named the winners of its 5th Annual C3 Prize(Changing Cancer Care), a global challenge that sparks cancer care innovations beyond medicine to advance ideas that make a big impact in the cancer community. The program awards up to $200,000 in grants and resources to help […]

HealthTech

April 1, 2021

Robots Measure Vitals to Minimize Interactions with COVID Patients Trend Watch: COVID-19 Forces Healthtech Innovations from Robots to Partnerships Researchers at Simon Fraser University in Canada have developed three different robots that can sense and measure patients’ healthcare parameters, including electrocardiograms, oxygen levels, respiration rates, and temperature. One of the robots, comprising a robotic arm, […]

Artificial Intelligence

April 1, 2021

Iktos Partners with Pfizer for AI-based Drug Design Project Trend Watch: COVID-19, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s All Benefiting from AI Platforms Iktos, an AI-based chemical research solution provider, and Pfizer are creating a design model for the pharma company’s selective small molecule discovery programs. Generating compounds in silico within the confinements of program endpoints is one of […]

Data Privacy: A Delicate Balance

April 1, 2021

New digital health technologies and increased awareness about public health due to the COVID-19 pandemic are paving the way for a fundamental shift in healthcare data privacy. The recent advent of new, portable digital health technologies and the increasing involvement of tech giants such as Google and Facebook in mining healthcare data have brought the […]

Virtual Launches

April 1, 2021

Industry thought leaders discuss what they learned during their recent pivot to virtual launches. Launching a product in the past year, during a global pandemic, required a nimbleness that often belies a pharma product launch, but several companies accepted the challenge and created new strategies that enabled them to pivot and launch successfully under the […]

Women of Influence

April 1, 2021

“I realized that if I was willing to step up and be in the spotlight, I’d be able to make everyone else around me much more powerful as well.” – Alaina Percival, CEO, Women Who Code Welcome to our second annual Woman of Influence feature. We are excited to continue our coverage of the women […]

SHOWCASE: Precision Medicine: Expanding the Frontiers of Precision Medicine

April 1, 2021

The Human Genome Project changed the face of modern medicine. As knowledge has grown about genomics and the gene mutations that cause disease, it has become more and more apparent that the traditional one-size-fits-all approach to medicine doesn’t work. Reports suggest that in many disease areas, the percentage of patients who don’t benefit from a […]

Six Cell and Gene Therapy Commercialization Trends

April 1, 2021

What to Watch in the Next 12 Months and Beyond 2020 was a noteworthy year for cell and gene therapies (CGT), which conservatively account for 12% of the pharma industry’s clinical pipeline and 16% of its preclinical pipeline. Despite unprecedented global challenges caused by COVID-19, the CGT market attracted a record-breaking $19.9 billion in capital […]

Precision Medicine and Predictive Action Drive Measurable Impact for Patients

April 1, 2021

The Institute for Precision Medicine defines “Precision Medicine” as the “medical approach that proposes to prevent and treat disease based upon a person’s unique genetic makeup and their lifestyle habits. Precision medicine, the ability to accurately measure specific predictors of patient outcomes is implemented in personalized clinical care.” Thanks to recent advancements in bioinformatics, big […]

Commanders & Chiefs: Chief Digital Officers

April 1, 2021

Some say the chief digital officer (CDO) is a “futurist” who predicts trends based on current market conditions and then works to ensure that the business moves to react to those conditions. Others consider the CDO to be that executive who brings together various disciplines within an enterprise to reinvent the business, thereby creating a […]

Trend Tracking

April 1, 2021

The industry is moving fast, and we asked our community of PharmaVOICE 100 inspired leaders to weigh in on their top priorities for the remainder of 2021 as they prepare for the next normal as well as the leadership skills that got them through the pandemic. Tammy Guld Global Head Multi-TA Project Management, Research & […]

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