Digital technologies are changing the way that we work and are enabling the next generation of life-changing treatments to get on the market. Pharmaceutical companies are taking notice that in order to be competitive in the market, it is imperative that they implement a centralized digital strategy around digital transformation. A key component of digital transformation is determining how drug discovery and development can be accelerated and made more efficient.
Digital enablers such as artificial intelligence, machine and deep learning, blockchain, digital analytics and delivery, and process automation are central to creating more agile research and development processes. These technologies all accelerate a specific component of the R&D process, but the real efficiency gains come from these technologies being connected. Platform technologies provide this opportunity; they are capable of capturing data from a sequencing machine, such as the Ion Torrent™ Ion Genestudio™ S5 system, feeding that data to a data lake which then allows AI technology to mine through that data and find information such as a genetic mutation that a scientist can then use to accelerate their discovery process.
Thermo Fisher Scientific is dedicated to enabling its customers to perform at their maximum potential and is taking data and workflow management one step further, by connecting people, instruments, consumables and reagents, and software. By implementing a “Smart Lab” that connects these crucial components of a laboratory, meaningful data is put at the fingertips of scientists and expedited scientific discoveries are enabled. Our open ecosystem approach supports the use of third-party software and instrument providers to truly form a connected scientific ecosystem.
Thermo Fisher provides an unparalleled amount of expertise in data management, instrument and consumable design and maintenance, and laboratory services, and is ready to support your business with its digital transformation. To learn more about the digital transformation in the pharmaceutical industry read our digital revolution in the pharmaceutical industry whitepaper.