DXC on Life Sciences

News, trends and technology insights for the life sciences industry

From manual to electronic: Taking the pain out of the trial master file processes

by William Hamilton Life sciences companies have long struggled with inefficiencies and inconsistencies with their trial master file (TMF) processes. Certainly, manual TMF processes leave many gaps and make it difficult for companies to maintain their clinical documentation sets, but this problem is not exclusive to manual processes. Even companies that have partially or completely […]

What life sciences companies stand to gain from integrating regulatory content management and publishing

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By Sadia Ahmed Life sciences companies are increasingly looking for better integration and interoperability across their various content management systems and improved oversight of regulatory content to address both compliance and efficiency demands. This is particularly important for regulatory publishing amid a push to improve both data quality and processes. While a content management system […]

Turning uncertainty about DSCSA drug traceability requirements into a business advantage

By Jared Kimble The pharmaceutical industry has been anticipating the next stages of the FDA’s Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) for some time now. The act, which became law in 2013, requires that trading partners in the supply chain – manufacturers, repackagers, wholesale distributors — and dispensers must meet product identification and traceability requirements. […]

Doing more with less puts automation at the center of the submission process

By Sadia Ahmed and Marcy Miller The days of throwing money into research without clear objectives and goals for getting to market are gone for most life sciences companies. Today, the pressure is on to cut costs and to find ways to bring drugs to market — and to the patients who need them — […]

Life sciences 3.0: How an integrated environment can deliver healthier outcomes

By Sharad Khusal A new, connected dynamic is making its way into the life sciences and healthcare industries, shifting companies from a traditionally siloed approach to an integrated 3.0 environment. Here the emphasis is on a healthy outcomes ecosystem — one that spans nontraditional players such as IT, retailers and nonprofit organizations. At the heart […]

From R&D to health outcomes: Why a connected life sciences platform matters

by Sharad Khusal The life sciences business model is changing. In the past, companies typically worked with fewer partners, most often collaborating only with the physician, or indirectly, with patients. That later expanded to liaising with academia and the contract research organizations (CROs) directly affiliated with them. Today, those walls have come down and pharmaceutical […]

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 […]