Information technology

Information Technology allows organizations to work more efficiently and assists to maximize productivity. The major advantages include protection of records, faster communication and electronic storage. Pharmaceutical IT services can be used by companies ranging from small scale to large scale and help to overcome the challenges of drug development. With the advent of Pharmaceutical ERP Software, it has become easy to manage your business more efficiently. Pharmaceutical Software solutions can be implemented quickly and also helps industries to fulfil requirements effectively. They have the power to enhance product quality. Information Technology enables better decision-making and Pharma people have visibility to real-time & accurate information.

Artificial Intelligence

Bridging the pharma sector

Theres a need consolidate natural information with computational strategies for extricating important and fitting qualities from the thousands of qualities measured

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IN PHARMA

Ripe for disruption

While the life sciences sector has incrementally adopted digital technologies over the years the rate of digital transformation over the next five years looks to be unprecedented

BIG DATA AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURING

Emerging technologies can lower costs, speed up production and improve research and development

Billions of dollars are invested every year into the discovery and development of new medicines but it usually takes years for a drug or vaccine to evolve from inception to release

CUSTOMER CENTRICITY ON SOCIAL MEDIA

ARE THERE LESSONS FOR PHARMA FROM OTHER INDUSTRIES?

Imagine checking into a hotel late in the night but not being able to get the room you had so carefully chosen because the call centre didnt align with the hotel on the specification Customers in such scenarios find themselves at a loss for venting out their frustration and social media seems a good refuge

IOT AND AI CREATE ‘SMART’ DIGITAL ASSISTANTS

OPENING NEW POSSIBILITIES FOR DRUG DEVELOPMENT

was the year where pharma realised that Big Data could dramatically increase the value of data produced during drug development or coming from Electronic Medical Records EMRs and medical devices

Creating Better Clean Label Soft Gels Without Gelatin Crosslinking

Soft gels also known as soft capsules or soft caps are a highly popular pharmaceutical and nutraceutical dosage form with around units consumed every second globally A forecast by HJR Research predicts a CAGR of per cent over the next decade with the global market value expected to reach billion by During the same period the AsiaPacific region...

R&D DATA HUB

Breaking Silos to Enable Analytics

Traditionally controlled trials have dominated drug development Increasing focus on rare diseases and access to relevant patients have led to challenges where no single dataset can fulfil all research and development requirements Biopharmaceutical companies need to prioritise their business questions and map them to the appropriate source Construct...

Take a Pass on the 3pm Samples

Gone are the days when chemists would wait patiently for paper reports on their particular sample results to be sent to them The introduction of informatics technology brought with it results that can be delivered by email and uploaded through a central system or stored in the cloud so that they could be presented quickly and allow for timely decis...

Cost effective Data Operations

The need for an E2E data standards ecosystem

The main focus of Data Operations groups within biopharmaceutical companies is to ensure the highest possible quality of data for clinical studies With the combined challenges of compliance to Data Standards increasing diversity of data collection tools nearreal time visualisation of safety data and the opportunity of insilico studies Data Operatio...

Electronic FDA Submissions

Is APAC prepared for the 2017 mandate?

Two pieces of US legislation impact the future of the life sciences industry the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act FDASIA and the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare FDASIA establishes user fee acts brings generic drugs under a stronger set of guidelines and sets into motion a countdown to May when all submissions to t...

Emerging Trends in Functional Service Outsourcing

Functional service has been ranked high among the buzz words of the clinical research industry Both sponsor organisations and service providers are equally excited about the opportunities this model offers and the potentially winwin situation it provides to them Sponsor organisations typically send individual protocolrelated service RFPs request fo...

Quality by Design

A rapid and systemic approach for pharmaceutical analysis

Quality by design QbD is defined in ICH Q R guidelines as a systematic approach to pharmaceutical development starting with predefined objectives with an emphasis on product and process understanding control Within the pharmaceutical industry there is increasing discussion about the principles of QbD analytical methods For many years analysts used...

Microsoft

Digital Pharma Initiative

Today life sciences companies around the world find themselves at difficult crossroads While research and development RD spending continues to grow drugs that actually make it to market are mired in a decadelong decline The reasons are numerous and complex Driven by more stringent government mandates aimed at protecting consumer safety and informat...

Regulatory Information Management

Leveraging standards and efficiencies of eCTDs

Within a Regulatory department there are Information Management needs particularly related to the electronic Common Technical Document eCTD submission process There are a number of methods for adding efficiencies to the submission process particularly through automation and standards To begin with what does it mean to add efficiencies From Th...

Right prescription for the Growth of Pharmaceutical Companies

Right prescription for the Growth of Pharmaceutical Companies

The pharmaceutical market in Asia has undergone a paradigm shift in the past few years The major global pharmaceutical companies have shifted their focus to this region to drive their revenue growth Moreover the domestic companies in Asia are also actively participating in the global drug development process At present the pharmaceutical market in...

IT in Pharma

Countering the Information Security Risk

Routine security procedures and regulations fall desperately short of securing a pharmaceutical companys IT systems putting trade secrets as well as employee and customer information at risk of devastating losses Electronic thieves and hackers have evolved from juveniles taking a joyride through corporate networks into organised criminals in rem...

Knowledge Tools

Increasing role in drug development

Both academia and the health industry generate immense amounts of scientific data during their research efforts As a result the academic and industry researchers often find themselves in a position of having more data than they can effectively manage and interpret In addition to data generated directly by researchers huge amount of data is accessib...

Operational Excellence

IT governance, Enterprise Architecture and service management

IT governance is currently a key topic for many IT functions Its definition varies very often but key themes remain essential for all companies effectiveness efficiency and reliability Business value and risk mitigation are also at the centre of this domain It represents a significant part of enterprise governance and due to the horizontal nature o...

Innovative IT

Enabling pharmaceutical Research & Development

Informationrelated challenges are pervasive throughout modern drug discovery They are becoming ever more draconian as the industry leverages powerful new experimental capabilities to create novel therapeutics for unmet medical needs In parallel breathtaking advances in Information Technology IT make possible effective responses to these challenges...

A compliant IT environment with IT service management software

As the complexity of the biotechnology industry increased pharmaceutical companies have struggled to ensure that their IT organisations keep pace with the latest hardware and software applications Yet the need to maintain regulatory compliance while ensuring that an organisations IT infrastructure meet its everchanging business requirements is a si...

Data Mining in Clinical IT

A real life industrialised model

The absence of data interoperability and standardisation is just one of the challenges faced by the pharma industry today Data are expensive and difficult to collect with limited ROI after product registration Increasingly health authorities are moving to require a clearer understanding of product safety and efficacynot only earlier in the developm...

IT Outsourcing Strategies in Drug Discovery

There are many potential benefits that can be derived from IT outsourcing Apart from cost savings access to resources is also a driving force behind the outsourcing phenomena With the right outsourcing partner enabling a flexible allocation of resources IT projects can be scaled rapidly and affordably Success or failure of outsourcing often has les...

Web 2.0 in Pharma Enterprise

Improving internal communication

During use of Web social media sites on the World Wide Web finally started to break out of the exclusive domain of the young and the technicallyfocussed Rise of Social Web Increasing number of people are looking for information in Wikipedia the free wikipowered online encyclopaedia Some if not all are even contributing

Can Animation Software Help Find Cures for Cancer and HIV?

While D animation and visual effects have traditionally been associated with the movie and gaming industries the same software used to create blockbuster games and movies is now moving beyond the silver screen into the research laboratories of the leading players in the healthcare pharmaceuticals and life sciences industries Enter the era of bio...

Business Intelligence

Transforming Pharma

The pharmaceutical industry is in the midst of fundamental changes The changes have been brought on by the increasing concerns over expiry of patents for major blockbuster drugs weak product pipelines heightened awareness of drug safety globalisation competition from generics and growing value considerations with regards to access to and reimbursem...

Business Intelligence in Pharma

A key enabler of industry transformation

The pharmaceutical industry is in the midst of fundamental changes The changes have been brought on by the increasing concerns over expiry of patents for major blockbuster drugs weak product pipelines heightened awareness of drug safety globalisation competition from generics and growing value considerations with regards to access to and reimbursem...

Life Sciences Manufacturing

Promise of Service Oriented Architecture

For more than three decades life sciences manufacturers have been implementing shop floor data acquisition systems to automate their manufacturing processes and systems with the goal of increasing quality and lowering costs As part of automation projects such as Computer Integrated Manufacturing CIM Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition SCADA...

IT Clouds in Life Sciences

Key to long term sustainability

Patent expirations and their associated loss of blockbuster revenues across the life science industry have forced companies to take a hard look at ways to improve operational efficiency As part of a deep introspection that has never before been considered companies are critically assessing which activities are truly core to the business and which a...

IT Clouds in Life Sciences

Key to long term sustainability

Patent expirations and their associated loss of blockbuster revenues across the life science industry have forced companies to take a hard look at ways to improve operational efficiency As part of a deep introspection that has never before been considered companies are critically assessing which activities are truly core to the business and which a...

Clinical Trial Supply Chain

Streamlining information management

Ensuring the efficiency and validity of clinical trials requires that several factors come together not the least of which is the investigational material The supply chain underlying a clinical trial is a complex entity with product passing through numerous hands before reaching the clinic and ultimately the patient Understanding the challenges...