IBM Watson

Fastest drug developers and their practices

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Drug development is a long and costly process, and companies struggle with efforts to compress cycle times and reduce costs. A new CenterWatch analysis of new molecular entities (NMEs) approved by the FDA from 2014 through 2016 shows no signs of dramatic, industry-wide improvement. Sponsors interviewed by CenterWatch cited multiple factors that influence the speed of their development programs. In particular, the selection of investigative sites and vendors (including CROs), and the relationships forged with them, were an important focus of companies seeking to improve the speed and efficiency of clinical trials.

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Baheal Group will bring IBM’s Watson for genomics to China

Monday, June 26, 2017

IBM Watson Health announced that Baheal Pharmaceutical Group will bring Watson for Genomics to clinicians across China. As IBM’s primary channel partner for Watson for Genomics in China, Baheal will establish an ecosystem within China to sell the molecular data interpretation technology to clinicians and researchers across the country. The new multi-year agreement comes less than three months after Baheal and IBM launched a strategic alliance to distribute Watson for Oncology in China.

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Bridging Clinical Research and Clinical Health Care Collaborative to launch

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

In 2018, the Bridging Clinical Research and Clinical Health Care Collaborative will bring together industry leaders from pharma, biotech, CROs, healthcare organizations, advocacy groups and the FDA to advance the participation of patients and physicians in the conduct of clinical trials. The conference will be April 4–5, 2018, at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Novartis, IBM Watson Health partner on outcomes-based care in advanced breast cancer

Monday, June 12, 2017

Novartis announced a first-of-its-kind collaboration with IBM Watson Health on an initiative to optimize cancer care and improve patient outcomes. The two companies will collaborate to explore development of a cognitive solution that uses real-world data and advanced analytical techniques with the aim to provide better insights on the expected outcomes of breast cancer treatment options.

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