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How to revolutionise clinical trials: engaging with participants as partners

Ahead of the 3rd Global Pharma R&D Informatics and AI Congress, Global Engage spoke to Scott Kahn, CIO of LunaPBC. LunaPBC is the company that manages LunaDNA: a community-owned data-sharing resource. Their conversation was recorded as a podcast, which can be found here.

In the first half of the conversation, Scott discusses the benefits of distributive ledger technologies such as Blockchain for Pharma R&D.

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Falling off the cliff: are we short of pathologists?

I can recall clearly the pathologists coming to lecture our medical school class our second year in 1993.

Most of them felt compelled to tell us, “Pathology is a lot of fun, you can make a good living, but don’t go into it, there aren’t any jobs.”

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Why drug designers will be at a disadvantage without AI

We spoke to John Griffin, CSO at Numerateto find out how AI is changing drug discovery and development. Numerate is a drug design company applying cutting-edge AI to transform the process of small molecule drug design.

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A High impact Open-Source tool for Digital Pathology Quality Control

Ahead of his presentation at the 6th Digital Pathology and AI Congress: Europe, we spoke to Andrew Janowczyk about his work creating scalable data analysis techniques to facilitate cancer research through the development of open-source Digital Pathology tools.

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The future of Pharma: harnessing AI to decentralise data

 

As Chief Data Officer for the OSTHUS Group, Eric Little co-founded LeapAnalysis, a new approach to AI, data integration and analytics. 

 

LeapAnalysis is the first fully federated and virtualised search and analytics engine that runs on semantic metadata. It allows users to combine semantic models (ontologies) with machine learning algorithms to provide customers with unparalleled flexibility in utilizing their data.

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Providing Pathology Solutions to Deprived Areas Around the World

Most students and clinicians learn microbiology with the proper equipment: microscopes. However, in deprived countries front-line health facilities have to refer patients elsewhere because they do not have a microscope to enable diagnosis. Research is inhibited because of lack of equipment, students never get the opportunity to use real microscopes during their studies, and participation in science and particularly microbiology is very low.

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Understanding the Role of the Gut Microbiome in NAFLD

NAFLD is the primary contributor to chronic liver disease worldwide with incident rates of 20-30% in western countries and 5-18% in Asia. The discovery of early stage biomarkers for patients with the reversible form of the disease is therefore a research priority. Recent work has shown perturbation of the microbiome and specific microbiome-associated metabolites contribute to the phenotype of NAFLD.

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Presentation slides from the 5th Digital Pathology & AI Congress: USA

Following the 5th Digital Pathology & AI Congress: USA, we have made the following presentation slides available from Iman Hajirasouliha, Kim Solez and Mrinal Mandal.

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