Posted 30th September 2019 by Joshua Sewell
Global Engage spoke to Scott Kahn ahead of the 3rdGlobal Pharma R&D Informatics and AI Congress. Scott is the CIO of Luna PBC, the entity that manages LunaDNA: a community-owned data-sharing resource. Their conversation was recorded as a podcast, which can be found here.
This is the second half of that conversation, where Scott discusses the challenges of distributive ledger technologies such as Blockchain, and their intersection with AI for Pharma R&D.
Posted 23rd September 2019 by Joshua Sewell
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.
Lab Data Automation, Optimizing R&D Workflows and Lead Discovery from Biologically Complex Bioassays
Posted 23rd January 2019 by Jane Williams
With an increasing amount of data being generated today, pharma and biotech companies need to develop new technologies and strategies in order to structure, analyse and integrate this big data. If you weren’t able to attend our Global Pharma R&D Informatics & AI Congress, we have made these slides from Ralph Haffner, Dana Caulder and Pierre Farmer available.
Posted 5th December 2018 by Jane Williams
2018 will be remembered as a decisive year for immuno-oncology. In particular, Nobel Prize winners James Allison of MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University in Japan lifted the field of immunotherapy to international recognition for those outside the scientific and medical communities. For the patient, these new alternatives to standard oncology therapies offer new hope for life-extending treatments using immunotherapy.
Human Genomic Evidence: Revolutionising the identification and prioritisation of targets for better medicines
Posted 17th October 2018 by Jane Williams
Nine out of 10 potential drugs that enter clinical trials never make it to the market. Failure often occurs because the biological target chosen is not well understood. However, it is hard to objectively select targets with a high chance of clinical success because the data required to predict efficacy and safety are complex, dispersed and incomplete. To address this challenge, Open Targets was founded in 2014 as a public-private partnership by GSK, EMBL-EBI and the Wellcome Sanger Institute. The consortium has grown since its launch, welcoming new partners Biogen in 2016, Takeda in 2017, and Celgene in 2018.
Posted 10th October 2018 by Jane Williams
This article was originally published by Technology Networks in August 2018 and is published here with permission.
John Baldoni currently heads up a drug discovery unit at GlaxoSmithKline. Since joining GSK in 1989, John has held numerous positions within the company and has led many significant cross-functional strategic initiatives. He has an impressive 37 years’ experience working within the biopharmaceutical industry.
The recently established Accelerating Therapeutics for Opportunities in Medicine consortium, was conceived by John, with a mission “to accelerate the development of more effective therapies for patients”. ATOM stemmed from the Cancer Moonshot, an initiative that aims to improve the availability of cancer therapies, enhance detection of cancer early on, and improve our ability to prevent cancer.
Posted 3rd October 2018 by Jane Williams
Digital innovation in healthcare promises much. But potential and realisation are two very different things.
Researchers at Stanford in the US, for example, have developed an AI algorithm designed to diagnose skin cancer. AI diagnosis was compared with that of 21 dermatologists and it matched the efficacy of its human counterparts. This has significant implications for patients, particularly those who find it difficult to access healthcare professionals. But the implications don’t stop there.