AI in Healthcare

For Life Sciences – Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the Next Big Thing

Life Sciences
September 1, 2021

Advances in AI and machine intelligence are fueling this trend, allowing researchers to produce cures faster, clinicians to provide more effective care, and healthcare businesses to cut costs while improving access to care.

We believe we are at the beginning of a new wave of technological innovation that will totally transform how we think about medicine, research, and our own health.

Consider a world where superior data analytics means a cure takes months rather than years to create. Alternatively, imagine a future in which a doctor in a small town has access to the same data resources as those used by the largest urban institutions. This future could come sooner than one might think if machine learning technologies are applied to the sector.

Data and intelligence are enabling a new era of research and discovery that will speed up the development of cures and lower the high expenses associated with working in the life sciences. They will contribute to a more equitable and accessible healthcare system while also improving everyone’s health and happiness.

In today’s life science industry, AI is used efficiently in a variety of domains. A few are,


Advancing Diagnostics

Given the technological advancements in the digitalization of full histology slides, which allow all microscopic magnifications, histopathology image analysis, and automated diagnosis were ripe for AI. AI and pattern recognition, in combination with complex algorithms and automated immunohistochemical measuring methods, have improved pathologists’ ability to supervise analysis and focus on more challenging cases.


Bringing New Drugs and Therapies to Market

A new drug takes more than a decade and billions of dollars to bring to market. AI aids in the conversion of data from a variety of sources (hospitals and research labs) into a usable format. Aside from that, AI aids in the development of better healthcare networks and protocols, allowing for a faster and more cost-effective market introduction.


Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Trial Design

Artificial Intelligence is becoming increasingly crucial in clinical trial design, predicting the optimal sample size, and implementing them remotely on participants from all over the world. As a result, the cost of acquiring relevant and correct data is reduced, and the chances of obtaining relevant and accurate data are increased.


Creating Radiology’s Next-Generation Tools

Currently, diagnostic procedures rely on invasive techniques or the interpretation of radiological images. Data from CT scans, X-rays, and MRI equipment are examples. By doing virtual biopsies, AI-based radiology technologies will allow clinicians to gain a more precise and detailed picture of how a disease advances.


Advancing Research Of New Products

Companies in the life sciences industry are looking into how artificial intelligence (AI) may be used to find new indications for existing products or research new prospects. The following are some examples, but they are not conclusive:

  • The use of powerful learning algorithms to mine real-world structured and unstructured data for insights can lead to the discovery of new disease mechanisms, potential new line extensions, and preclinical trial design.
  • Knowledge gaps about how candidates interact with proteins can be filled to aid in the development of innovative medications.
  • Researchers can collect real-time knowledge from commercial, scientific, and regulatory literature to uncover competitive white space, minimize research blind spots, and discover illness correlations.


Let’s Start Small

Experiment with it and see what happens. Examine what works and what needs to be tweaked. Prioritize use cases based on their effort and value, and test them with explicit hypotheses. As a result of successful use cases, algorithms or models that can be swiftly adopted as a new method of working are developed.

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