The Ever-Growing Role of AI in Clinical Research

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The Ever-Growing Role of AI in Clinical Research

Pharma Tech Outlook | Tuesday, December 15, 2020

AI-driven devices are also used to classify patients for clinical testing and promote drug discovery, offering several significant advantages in drug production.

FREMONT, CA: Efforts to streamline and advance clinical science are one of the most critical uses of modern technologies. For pharmaceutical firms, researchers, investors, patients, regulators, and payers, emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), offer the promise to solve many of the most daunting aspects of drug production.

Drug Candidates and Patients Recognition

In some instances, drug development programs adopt a long-established approach to selecting and targeting cells with increased disease-related proliferation activity. More recently, however, in attempts to provide optimum and potentially curative benefit, manufacturers have based clinical studies on addressing the root cause of disease-the underlying biological mechanisms associated with disease initiation and progression. In patient screening and the introduction of clinical testing, this move has also introduced the need for more sophisticated protocols. In this setting, the use of artificial algorithms and advanced predictive models to help recognize possible molecular targets faster is now actively pursued by several drug manufacturers.

AI-driven devices are also used to classify patients for clinical testing and promote drug discovery, offering several significant advantages in drug production. Companies are using options to mine vast datasets of patient information to classify enrollment applicants, including advanced neural networks and Bayesian algorithm-powered software systems. Many often use AI to incorporate predictive models to enhance the statistical significance of data obtained from more focused applicants and minimize trials' costs.

In one example, a technology platform from an AI company has recently been leveraged by recognized pharmaceutical companies to help restructure clinical trial processes and identify suitable patients. The company's technology works to integrate trial data and make patient information more available to pharmaceutical firms, including applicable eligibility requirements. The organization has analyzed data related to nearly 14,000 clinical trials in this initiative related to over 700 diseases and conditions to date.

Besides, it can be extremely challenging to find suitable patients for clinical trials under predetermined timetable targets for companies developing treatments for rare and ultra-rare diseases. AI software will enhance the ability to evaluate which patient candidates will respond better to drug therapy and even forecast their dropout rates for trials.

Although physicians themselves have previously taken the lead in integrating data to highlight patient populations' trends in clinical trials and use this data to forecast drug effectiveness and safety outcomes, AI is well disposed to take on this job on a much larger and more successful scale. Suppose technology and AI companies continue to broaden their networks of healthcare agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and contract research organizations. In that case, there are likely to be more ways for manufacturers to use AI for clinical trials to find and recruit ideal patients.

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