Highlights of 2018

1st January, 1970

Highlights of 2018

This year’s event was highly topical with many presentations and panels covering the future of clinical trials in ways which gave the audience actionable takeaways which could be brought back to the office.

  1. Augmenting Drug Discovery and Development through Robotics and Artificial Intelligence – Dr Prasun Mishra, Chief Executive Officer at Agility Pharma introduced Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Intelligence Augmentation (IA) while highlighting future applications of Artificial Intelligence in drug discovery, development and medicine. The aim was to review big-data analytics & cloud computing and the implications of AI in digital health, medical devices and wearables while considering ways of running intelligent clinical trials:
  2. Key considerations for outsourcing partner selection whilst staying on budget – Francis Dumont, Senior Director, Drug Product Supply Sourcing at Pfizer went over an always topical subject matter by exploring areas of your clinical supplies that are best kept in house and what components can benefit from a CRO’s expertise. Designing frameworks that assure adherence to quality compliance principles. Sharing best practice success stories when choosing outsourcing partners. Outlining vendor selection processes that enable choosing the right vendor to support your studies
  3. Improving Sustainability & Environmental Packaging to Reduce Waste and Ensure Temperature Compliant Packaging Designs – Karen Giraudo, Associate Director, Operational Excellence, Pacira Pharma presented a fascinating case-study which considered ways to reduce waste from packaging and insulation materials while creating sustainable packaging designs that meet customer requirements while ensuring cost savings. This sought to identify innovative solutions for packaging solutions for life cycle management.




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