AI for Personalized Treatment: Developments in the Healthcare Sector

AI for Personalized Treatment: Developments in the Healthcare Sector

By Pharma Tech Outlook | Wednesday, April 17, 2019

AI is used in most industries today, and the pharmaceutical sector is no different. The companies in the industry are finding innovative ways to use this powerful technology to solve some of today’s most significant challenges. Pharmaceutical AI exploration will be divided into three divisions that are typically established in many organizations including discovery, development, and marketing.

In predicting potential prospects for drug discovery, AI is indeed efficient. However, the check and balance system is required, as a human still needs to observe and validate the need and appropriate use of a molecular substance for human consumption. The drug discovery completed with AI is expected to exceed human capacity and help identify more therapies to treat more diseases in a shorter period. The public hope is that the savings in efficiency will reduce overall drug costs.

In order to revolutionize the drug development process, remarkable improvements in computational power and advances in AI technology could be used. The increased R&D costs and reduced efficiency is the most significant challenges in maintaining drug development programmes. AI can help in improving the efficiency of the drug development process and the collaboration between the giants of the pharmaceutical industry. The adoption of AI applications will hopefully lead to an unbiased and personalized range of treatment options for the patient in the pharmaceutical process.

Machine learning is widely predicted to discover drugs and diagnose patient faster, at reduced costs, and effectively in the future, and there are already signs of this. AI has the potential to reduce timelines in drug research and enable companies to achieve greater patent exclusivity and increased market opportunities before the competition with generics. The technology also helps to accelerate access to innovative, effective, and safe treatments for patients.

Using machine learning, phones, wearables, and other connected devices can collect relevant information about the health of a patient. The aggregation of these data sets can help to determine the exact and timely drug dosage based on the need of an individual patient.

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