DXC on Life Sciences

News, trends and technology insights for the life sciences industry

Reinventing life sciences supply chain and manufacturing capacity with digital innovation

by Gireesh Gaonkar As a medicinal product moves from R&D into approval and manufacturing, it must deal with a complex and dispersed distribution network and a global network of manufacturing sites, some of which may be using old, noncomputer numerical control-enabled (non-CNC-enabled) machinery. Advances in technologies and the digital value chain create new pathways for […]

Seeking alternative treatments to tackle the opioid crisis

By George Mathew, MD Efforts to address the opioid crisis are manyfold. Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), grant programs, the use of waiver programs, and the implementation of initiatives similar to patient-centered medical homes are all being used by states with varying degrees of success. These programs are, however, just the tip of the iceberg […]

How digitization makes it easier to leverage real-world evidence across the life sciences value chain

by Gireesh Gaonkar The life sciences value chain — from R&D to manufacturing to marketing and sales — has long battled with addressing the challenges presented by silos, a complex network of global partners and affiliates, and as a result, inconsistent and disconnected ways to manage the large pool of data generated. But with the […]

A digital cloud platform delivers the benefits without the complexity and high cost of on-premises solutions

by Dawn Waite Digital platforms are taking the business world by storm, paving the way for new ways to work — thanks to better interoperability and greater flexibility of advanced technology. But digital platforms aren’t without their complexities. Building an on-premises digital solution is costly and requires having a pool of talent available to scale […]

Pharmacists on the front line in the opioid crisis

By Beth Slamowitz Pharmacists, who are considered among the most accessible and trusted health professionals, can answer questions about reducing the risk of overdose, what to do in case of an overdose and where to seek help with addiction management services. Pharmacists are the gatekeepers for prescription painkillers and play a key role in preventing […]

Speed and efficiency: The role of automation in an increasingly eCTD world

By Sadia Ahmed and Marcy Miller, DXC Life Sciences The world of the electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) is closing in on life sciences companies, irrespective of size. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now requires the use of eCTD for all New Drug Applications (NDAs), Abbreviated NDAs, and Biologics License Applications (BLAs), and […]

Regulatory submissions in a digital world

By Jeanie Kwon and Leslie Wan, DXC Life Sciences Digitization of the regulatory platform has conferred significant benefits for life sciences companies, but it has also brought new challenges, since our industry is heavily governed by standard operating procedures and validated systems to meet regulations. Add to regulations, global language barriers, entrenched ways of working […]

A focus on transformation: User group meeting sets sights on the future

By Sharad Khusal, Global Head, Life Sciences Build Team, DXC The message for the life sciences industry is loud and clear: It must manage costs, demonstrate real-world value of its products, and find new ways to innovate and respond to customer demands. It was a discussion that resonated during the Life Sciences User Group meeting […]

Connecting the life sciences ecosystem to drive flexibility, efficiency and cost reduction

By Sharad Khusal The age of the life sciences silo is coming to an end. Increasingly, companies are recognizing the need for and even pushing for a connected ecosystem to manage the entire life cycle of a product. Companies don’t want their solutions to work in isolation — they want seamless integration between product management, […]

LEAN life sciences practices: A macro- and microresponse to document management

By Kim Dyrenius Life sciences companies are under pressure to cut costs and improve efficiencies across every part of the business. For an industry that is data dependent across the research and development (R&D) and the quality and manufacturing (Q&M) life cycles, cost cutting and efficiency have meant adopting LEAN principles when managing documents. Traditionally, […]