DXC on Life Sciences

News, trends and technology insights for the life sciences industry

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, […]

Tearing down those hospital walls: Electronic Health Records 2.0

Often in my working day I’m challenged to explain and defend technology’s relentless progress in medicine. Many healthcare and life sciences practitioners and managers say they feel threatened by digitalization – it’s complicated and even overwhelming, and there’s just too much at stake. The thinking goes like this: While it’s clear that digital transformation can […]

Putting OMS to the test: an account of the data management services that comply with the IDMP ISO standards

by Jared Kimble As planning for the Identification of Medicinal Products (IDMP) standards continues to make headway, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recognized just how large the job would be — both for itself and for industry. In response, it decided to break activities down into bite-size chunks, or iterations. On its side, the […]

Driving out complexity: efficiency and user experience top priorities in Viewer 4.0

As companies prepare their submission documents, a critical part of the process is document review. While it’s vital that these documents can be edited only by authorized stakeholders, many others involved in the process must be able to view and assess both archived and current electronic Common Technical Documents (eCTDs). How people view documents is […]

Enhanced new functionalities underscore the power of DXC publishing portfolio

Meeting eCTD obligations in multiple countries is a major priority for life sciences companies. There is a need to understand the different regional requirements and validation criteria while at the same time ensuring any solution fits with the organization’s global systems and user requirements. With the latest version of eCTDXPress and Publisher, DXC Technology has […]

Putting efficiency and automation in the hands of ToolBox users

Efficiency, the ability to save time with necessary document processes, and ease-of-use are always top priorities for life sciences teams. Let’s face it, when you’re reviewing a document, the last thing you want is to deal with a lot of manual processes. Digitization and automation are making it much easier to create processes that make […]

The role of the project manager in defining strategic partnerships

Partnerships and business process outsourcing are integral to how the life sciences industry manages its regulatory activities today, but often those relationships can become mired in confusion about roles and responsibilities. In my last blog, I addressed the move from transactional to strategic partnerships. I’d like to address a key element in that relationship: the […]

Ahead of the Game: Preparing for SEND Format for Biologics Before It Becomes a Requirement

The concept of Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) standardization has become familiar to most companies. Biopharmaceutical companies must now submit both nonclinical and clinical data in CDISC formats to the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) for all new drug applications (NDAs) and abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs). While the same is true […]

Why Life Sciences Companies Are Moving from Transactional to Strategic Partnerships

The nature of the partnership between life sciences companies and regulatory process providers has changed significantly over the past decade, moving steadily away from one-and-done deals to long-term relationships. The advent of electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) in 2002 resulted in sponsors seeking support from vendors as they struggled with such a new concept. For […]