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Creating a New Legacy: A Look Inside Takeda’s R&D Transformation

By Rich Soll, SVP of Research Service Division at WuXi AppTec (@richsollwx) Over the last several years, the Japanese giant Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Takeda) has gutted its operations, installed new leadership, and invoked new ways of thinking. The company’s reinvigoration is intended to rebuild...

Artificial Intelligence Poised to Transform the Drug Industry from Laboratory to Bedside

Artificial intelligence (AI) –  which learns from computer algorithms how to unravel complex genomic data, such as gene expression patterns of disease – is poised to transform every dimension of drug development, clinical research, and medical treatment. But it also may achieve another milestone...

Forging the Unknown Frontiers of Chemistry and Science

Julian Adams – widely regarded as one of the most innovative and dedicated leaders in the biotechnology industry – will be the first to admit that behind every success, there has been a failure. But, after nearly three decades in the industry, the synthetic...

Inside Perspectives: Taking the ‘Trial-and-Error’ Out of Drug Discovery Via Artificial Intelligence

WuXi NextCODE CEO Hannes Smarason says artificial intelligence has the power to take much of the ‘trial-and-error’ out of drug discovery and development, achieving a trio of historic milestones – lower cost, increased speed, and better outcomes. “AI will dramatically change the paradigm,” Smarason says....

Inside Perspectives: Industry Pioneer Vijay Pande Lays Groundwork for Applying AI to Medicine

Vijay Pande, Ph.D., says start-up companies that want to be successful in applying artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to medicine and health care need investors and executives whose personal experience straddles two worlds  – biology and computer science.  As one of the pioneers in...

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Cyclica CEO Naheed Kurji Says AI Could Create a New Paradigm...

Toronto-based Cyclica President and CEO Naheed Kurji acknowledges that artificial intelligence (AI) is a transformative technology, but he contends it is not the “silver...