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Artículo en Inglés | PAHO-IRIS | ID: phr-53910


[ABSTRACT]. Objective. To examine multiple aspects of the medicines in CARICOM procurement markets, including manufacturer headquarters location, regulatory history, and type (innovator versus generic); the proportion of World Health Organization (WHO) essential medicines; and the most expensive medicines procured. Methods. An analysis of procurement information from selected CARICOM procurers. Four public sector procurement lists were obtained based on public availability or sharing of data from public sector procurers. Analyses were based on parameters available or deduced from these data. Results. The majority of products come from manufacturers headquartered in North America and Europe (63%–67%). The percentage of medicines procured from generic companies is 60%–87%; and 25%–50% of medicines procured are on the WHO Essential Medicines List. Wide price variations exist in the most expensive medicines purchased. Conclusions. The analysis identifies vulnerabilities and opportunities in the procurement situation of CARICOM states, particularly related to quality and rational use of medicines. This analysis represents a baseline that governments and other stakeholders can use in the future.

[RESUMEN]. Objetivo. Revisar los múltiples aspectos de los medicamentos en los mercados de compras y los proveedores de CARICOM, como la ubicación de la sede del fabricante, el historial de regulación, el tipo (patentado versus genérico); la proporción de medicamentos esenciales de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS); y los medicamentos comprados más caros. Métodos. Se analizó información sobre la compra por parte de determinados organismos de CARICOM. La información procedía de cuatro listas de organismos del sector público que realizan las compras, que se consiguieron en función de su disponibilidad pública o de los datos distribuidos por los organismos del sector público que realizan las compras. Los análisis estaban basados en los parámetros disponibles o derivados de estos datos. Resultados. La mayoría de los productos proviene de fabricantes radicados en América del Norte y Europa (entre 63% y 67%). El porcentaje de medicamentos que se compra de empresas genéricas oscila entre 60% y 87%; y de 25% a 50% de los medicamentos que se compran están en la Lista de Medicamentos Esenciales de la OMS. Hay una gran divergencia de precios entre los medicamentos comprados más caros. Conclusiones. En el análisis se han encontrado vulnerabilidades y oportunidades con respecto a la situación de las compras de medicamentos de los Estados de CARICOM, especialmente en cuanto a la calidad y al uso racional de los medicamentos. Este análisis representa una línea de base que los gobiernos u otros interesados directos pueden utilizar en el futuro.

[RESUMO]. Objetivo. Examinar vários aspectos relacionados aos mercados e fornecedores de produtos farmacêuticos da CARICOM, incluindo a localização da sede do laboratório fabricante, histórico regulatório e tipo de produtos (inovadores versus genéricos); proporção de medicamentos adquiridos que constam da relação de medicamentos essenciais da Organização Mundial da Saúde (OMS); e medicamentos mais caros comprados. Métodos. Foi realizada uma análise de informação sobre compras feitas por compradores selecionados da CARICOM. Quatro listas de compras do setor público foram obtidas com informação de acesso público ou compartilhada pelos compradores. As análises foram feitas com base em parâmetros disponíveis ou inferidos a partir dos dados. Resultados. A maioria dos produtos farmacêuticos é proveniente de laboratórios com sedes na América do Norte e Europa (63%–67%). Do total, 60%–87% dos medicamentos adquiridos são de laboratórios de produtos genéricos e 25%–50% constam da relação de medicamentos essenciais da OMS. Existe uma ampla variação nos preços dos medicamentos mais caros comprados. Conclusões. Foram identificadas fragilidades e oportunidades na situação de compras dos países da CARICOM, em particular relacionadas à qualidade dos produtos e ao uso racional dos medicamentos. Esta análise serve de referência a ser usada futuramente pelos governos e outras partes interessadas.

Acceso a Medicamentos Esenciales y Tecnologías Sanitarias , Comercialización de Medicamentos , Industria Farmacéutica , Economía Farmacéutica , Región del Caribe , Acceso a Medicamentos Esenciales y Tecnologías Sanitarias , Comercialización de Medicamentos , Industria Farmacéutica , Economía Farmacéutica , Región del Caribe , Acceso a Medicamentos Esenciales y Tecnologías Sanitarias , Comercialización de Medicamentos , Industria Farmacéutica , Economía Farmacéutica , Región del Caribe
Cad Saude Publica ; 37(4): e00254720, 2021.
Artículo en Portugués | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33886709


During a pandemic, economic, technological, and health systems' vulnerability become even more evident. A key challenge in Brazil is to control the trade deficit and difficulty in access to medicines and health products, even their development. Brazil's heavy external dependency on health inputs and products is one of the negative factors in confronting the global health emergency caused by SARS-CoV-2. The article aimed to discuss the vulnerabilities of the domestic chemical and biotechnological subsystem in the face of the current pandemic, with a focus on the pharmaceutical and biotech industry and the linkage between the fields of health and political economics. A qualitative study was performed with a literature review and analysis of secondary data as the methodological procedures. The results revealed low investment in public health, low innovation capacity, the pharmaceutical industry's profile, external dependency, currency exchange policy, patents, and other factors, demonstrating the major vulnerability in innovation and technology in the domestic pharmaceutical and biotech industry and the essential nature of linkage between various fields, especially health and the economy, for the incorporation of a systemic vision that creates the conditions to reduce vulnerabilities in the response to the pandemic and promote a development project for the country.

COVID-19 , Preparaciones Farmacéuticas , Biotecnología , Brasil/epidemiología , Humanos , Pandemias , SARS-CoV-2
Yakugaku Zasshi ; 141(6): 877-886, 2021 Jun 01.
Artículo en Japonés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33642438


Japanese pharmaceutical products continue to experience a trade deficit, since import values exceed export values. In drug discovery development, given the pace of technological innovations, there has been a major shift from low-molecular-weight compounds to biomedicine. It is anticipated that industry, academia and government will work more closely together in support of the pharmaceutical industry. Drug discovery requires much time and vast resources before the results can be put to practical use, and evidence suggests that many newly approved drugs derive from university-sourced technology. Pharmaceutical companies keep a close eye on technology evolving in universities. However, some reports state that there is a substantial difference compared to the development costs of the major Japanese pharmaceutical companies. Therefore, the authors hypothesized that there may be some issues hindering industrial-academic partnerships in drug discovery. In order to understand the actual situation and barriers to promoting industrial-academic collaboration, the Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (JPMA), Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED), and the Medical Industry-Academia Collaboration Network (medU-net) Council will work together in issuing questionnaires and conducting an awareness survey. This survey sought the personal opinions of individuals belonging to JPMA and medU-net. Based on the results of this survey, we will introduce the issues related to industrial-academic collaboration and partnerships, and any gaps between industry and academia. Furthermore, we suggest solutions to promoting drug discovery innovation in Japan.

Academias e Institutos , Descubrimiento de Drogas , Industria Farmacéutica , Colaboración Intersectorial , Asociación entre el Sector Público-Privado , Universidades , Costos y Análisis de Costo , Creatividad , Descubrimiento de Drogas/economía , Descubrimiento de Drogas/tendencias , Industria Farmacéutica/economía , Industria Farmacéutica/organización & administración , Japón , Encuestas y Cuestionarios
Nat Rev Rheumatol ; 17(2): 119-124, 2021 02.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33257869


Enormous progress has been made in the field of rheumatology in the past several decades, historically led by publicly funded academic innovators but in more recent times with much greater involvement of the pharmaceutical industry. This shift in resources has created a complex new model for reinvestment in the medical community in which the vast majority of private funds are redirected towards influencing the prescription behaviour of practitioners through 'key opinion leaders', with the main purpose of enhancing and perpetuating profit rather than innovation and critical thinking, and often at the expense of partnerships with scientists (that is, basic and translational researchers) and academic collaborations. This new episteme brings multiple opportunities to rethink approaches to sustaining long-term critical research in the field, ultimately maximizing the return on investment: scientific knowledge for the benefit of patients and society. Central to such strategies should be the rebalancing of academia-industry partnerships towards academic research and the involvement of 'innovation and knowledge leaders', rather than mostly key opinion leaders.

Industria Farmacéutica/economía , Pautas de la Práctica en Medicina/estadística & datos numéricos , Reumatología/estadística & datos numéricos , Investigación en Medicina Traslacional/organización & administración , Academias e Institutos/ética , Academias e Institutos/organización & administración , Actitud , Conducta Cooperativa , Creatividad , Industria Farmacéutica/organización & administración , Recursos en Salud/economía , Recursos en Salud/tendencias , Humanos , Inversiones en Salud/economía , Inversiones en Salud/ética , Conocimiento , Liderazgo , Pautas de la Práctica en Medicina/tendencias , Reumatología/organización & administración , Pensamiento/fisiología , Investigación en Medicina Traslacional/métodos
Cad. Saúde Pública (Online) ; 37(4): e00254720, 2021. graf
Artículo en Portugués | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1285824


Resumo: Em tempos de pandemia, a vulnerabilidade econômica, tecnológica e dos sistemas de saúde fica ainda mais exposta. No Brasil, os maiores desafios são o controle do déficit da balança comercial e a dificuldade de acesso a medicamentos e produtos da saúde ou até mesmo de seu desenvolvimento. A forte dependência externa de insumos e produtos para a saúde é um dos fatores negativos do país no enfrentamento da emergência sanitária mundial ocasionada pelo novo coronavírus SARS-CoV-2. Nesse contexto, o artigo procurou discutir as vulnerabilidades do subsistema de base química e biotecnológica nacional diante da atual pandemia, tendo como foco a indústria de medicamentos e de produtos biotecnológicos e a articulação entre os campos da saúde e da economia política. Realizou-se pesquisa qualitativa, utilizando, como procedimentos metodológicos, revisão bibliográfica e análise de dados secundários. Os resultados encontrados, relacionados a baixo investimento em saúde pública, baixa capacidade de inovação, perfil da indústria farmacêutica, dependência externa, política cambial, patentes, entre outros, demonstram a grande fragilidade inovativa e tecnológica da indústria de medicamentos e produtos biotecnológicos e a essencialidade de articulação entre diversos campos, em especial, da saúde e da economia, para incorporação de uma visão sistêmica, que crie condições para redução das vulnerabilidades, no que tange ao enfrentamento da pandemia, e equacione um projeto de desenvolvimento para o país.

Abstract: During a pandemic, economic, technological, and health systems' vulnerability become even more evident. A key challenge in Brazil is to control the trade deficit and difficulty in access to medicines and health products, even their development. Brazil's heavy external dependency on health inputs and products is one of the negative factors in confronting the global health emergency caused by SARS-CoV-2. The article aimed to discuss the vulnerabilities of the domestic chemical and biotechnological subsystem in the face of the current pandemic, with a focus on the pharmaceutical and biotech industry and the linkage between the fields of health and political economics. A qualitative study was performed with a literature review and analysis of secondary data as the methodological procedures. The results revealed low investment in public health, low innovation capacity, the pharmaceutical industry's profile, external dependency, currency exchange policy, patents, and other factors, demonstrating the major vulnerability in innovation and technology in the domestic pharmaceutical and biotech industry and the essential nature of linkage between various fields, especially health and the economy, for the incorporation of a systemic vision that creates the conditions to reduce vulnerabilities in the response to the pandemic and promote a development project for the country.

Resumen: En tiempos de pandemia, la vulnerabilidad económica, tecnológica y de los sistemas de salud queda aún más expuesta. En Brasil, uno de los mayores desafíos es el control del déficit de la balanza comercial, así como la dificultad de acceso a medicamentos y produtos de salud o incluso de su desarrollo. La fuerte dependencia externa de insumos y productos para la salud es uno de los factores negativos del país en el combate a la emergencia sanitaria mundial, ocasionada por el nuevo coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. En este contexto, el artículo procuró discutir las vulnerabilidades del subsistema de base química y biotecnológica nacional ante la actual pandemia, poniendo el foco en la industria de medicamentos y de productos biotecnológicos, así como la coordinación entre los campos de la salud y economía política. Se realizó una investigación cualitativa, utilizando como procedimientos metodológicos la revisión bibliográfica y el análisis de datos secundarios. Los resultados hallados, relacionados con la baja inversión en salud pública, baja capacidad de innovación, perfil de la industria farmacéutica, dependencia externa, política de cambio, patentes, entre otros, demuestra la gran fragilidad innovadora y tecnológica de la industria de medicamentos, así como de productos biotecnológicos, y la necesidad de una coordinación entre diversas áreas, en especial, de la salud y economía, para que se incorpore una visión sistémica, que cree condiciones para la reducción de las vulnerabilidades, en lo que atañe al combate de la pandemia y que cree un proyecto equilibrado de desarrollo para el país.

Vaccine ; 38(52): 8318-8325, 2020 12 14.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33199075


The counterfeiting of vaccines is an increasing problem globally with the safety of persons vaccinated, the trust in vaccines generally and the associated reputation of vaccine manufacturers and regulatory agencies at risk. This risk is especially critical with the on-going development of COVID-19 vaccines. The ability to track and trace vaccines through the vaccine supply chain down to persons vaccinated has to be enhanced. In this context of traceability, the global immunization community has recently set the barcoding of the primary packaging of vaccines, specifically vaccine vials and pre-filled syringes, as a top priority. Emerging vaccine manufacturers are already engaged in investigating ways to incorporate barcoding in their labelling and packaging using GS1 international standards. A specific pilot taking place in Indonesia by the national vaccine manufacturer, Bio Farma, shows the innovation of barcoding on primary packaging already underway with a relatively modest level of investment and success at this stage. This article highlights the efforts of industry and governments on the value of traceability and introduction to 2D barcodes. Access to financial resources and support from the international immunization community would accelerate such innovations leading to enhanced security of the vaccine supply chain.

Medicamentos Falsificados , Industria Farmacéutica/normas , Etiquetado de Medicamentos/normas , Procesamiento Automatizado de Datos , Vacunas/normas , Vacunas contra la COVID-19/normas , Industria Farmacéutica/economía , Industria Farmacéutica/métodos , Etiquetado de Medicamentos/métodos , Humanos , Indonesia , Cooperación Internacional , Invenciones , Inversiones en Salud , Innovación Organizacional , Proyectos Piloto
Drug Discov Today ; 25(12): 2284-2293, 2020 12.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33011343


The past decade has seen significant growth in the use of 'crowdsourcing' and open innovation approaches to engage 'citizen scientists' to perform novel scientific research. Here, we quantify and summarize the current state of adoption of open innovation by major pharmaceutical companies. We also highlight recent crowdsourcing and open innovation research contributions to the field of drug discovery, and interesting future directions.

Colaboración de las Masas , Descubrimiento de Drogas , Industria Farmacéutica , Innovación Organizacional
Pharmaceut Med ; 34(5): 301-307, 2020 10.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32949352


Medical affairs has evolved over recent years from a support, to a partner, to a strategic leadership function. In the future, there will be significant changes in healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, and many of these will be due to technological advances and digitalisation. Medical affairs will be largely influenced by these developments in terms of partnerships with key stakeholders, embracing innovation and patient-centric healthcare, and demonstrating value for novel treatment options. In order to secure future success within their roles, medical affairs professionals will have to demonstrate specific capabilities founded on communications and behavioural change, business leadership acumen, knowledge acquisition and self-development, and the ability to generate real-world evidence from insights and expertise within data science and analytics. It will be our responsibility as medical affairs leaders to create this foundation for the leaders of tomorrow.

Industria Farmacéutica/organización & administración , Sector de Atención de Salud/organización & administración , Liderazgo , Participación de los Interesados , Conducta Cooperativa , Difusión de Innovaciones , Industria Farmacéutica/historia , Industria Farmacéutica/tendencias , Predicción , Sector de Atención de Salud/historia , Sector de Atención de Salud/tendencias , Historia del Siglo XX , Historia del Siglo XXI , Humanos , Comunicación Interdisciplinaria , Relaciones Interinstitucionales , Formulación de Políticas , Asociación entre el Sector Público-Privado , Participación de los Interesados/historia
J. bras. econ. saúde (Impr.) ; 12(2): 164-169, Agosto/2020.
Artículo en Portugués | LILACS, ECOS | ID: biblio-1118330


Objetivos: Este trabalho discute os recentes impactos do avanço tecnológico no mercado da saúde e a crescente importância do aumento de custos em toda a sua cadeia e investiga uma alternativa para aumentar o acesso a essas novas tecnologias por um maior número de pessoas na saúde suplementar. Nesse contexto, o objetivo geral proposto para este trabalho foi evidenciar as visões de gestores de saúde com papel de destaque no Brasil a respeito do uso de modelos de compartilhamento de risco (risk sharing) em diferentes geografias e em diferentes financiadores no sistema. Pretendeu-se aprofundar o tema com o cumprimento dos seguintes objetivos específicos, também sob a perspectiva dos participantes da pesquisa: verificar a utilização desses modelos de pagamento e, consequentemente, determinar as características e adaptações necessárias a eles; identificar os desafios para a consolidação do risk sharing na saúde suplementar; verificar o impacto do risk sharing nos custos com saúde das operadoras a partir da percepção dos entrevistados. Métodos: Trata-se de estudo qualitativo, com entrevistas em profundidade com os principais gestores e formadores de opinião em saúde de diferentes instituições no Brasil, totalizando 25 entrevistas. A análise de conteúdo foi escolhida como método de interpretação e construção das categorias para a análise. Resultados: Os resultados foram agrupados nas seguintes categorias: as sugestões e adaptações sugeridas para o melhor funcionamento na realidade brasileira; as críticas e desafios aos modelos propostos. Os resultados sugerem que o compartilhamento de risco pode ser uma alternativa capaz de promover uma nova forma de relacionamento entre os pagadores e a indústria fabricante, substituindo o tradicional modelo de remuneração, que limita a relação linear com todos os setores, buscando sempre o objetivo de atender o paciente com novas alternativas de acesso. Conclusões: Em meio à complexidade do sistema de saúde brasileiro, é importante que os players avaliem novas alternativas de remuneração e incorporação tecnológica. Os desafios são inúmeros, desde a efetivação do perfil dos pacientes elegíveis até a aplicabilidade do risk sharing que ocorre a partir do interesse de ambas as partes em trazer novas tecnologias ao sistema, sem impactos orçamentários significativos, desde que seja viável clínica e economicamente, gerando valor em saúde, na efetividade e nos resultados de desfecho em taxa de sobrevida real

Objectives: This paper discusses the recent impacts of technological advancement on the health market, the growing importance of increasing costs throughout its chain, and investigates an alternative to increasing the access of these new technologies to a greater number of people within supplementary health. In this context, the general objective proposed for this work was to highlight the views of health managers with a prominent role in Brazil regarding the use of risk-sharing models in different regions and in different payers in the system. It was intended to deepen the theme with the fulfillment of the following specific objectives, also from the perspective of the research participants: verify the use of these payment models and consequently determine the characteristics and necessary adaptations for them; identify the challenges for the consolidation of risk-sharing in Supplementary Health; to verify the impact of risk-sharing on health costs of operators based on interviewees' perceptions. Methods: This is a qualitative study with in-depth interviews with main health managers and opinion makers from different institutions in Brazil, totaling 25 interviews. Content analysis was chosen as a method of interpretation and construction of categories for analysis. Results: The results were grouped into the following categories: the suggestions and adaptations suggested for the best operation in the Brazilian reality; criticisms and challenges to the proposed models. The results suggest that risk-sharing may be an alternative capable of promoting a new form of relationship between payers and the manufacturing industry, replacing the traditional remuneration model, which limits the linear relationship with all sectors, always seeking the objective of assisting the patient with new access alternatives. Conclusions: Amid the complexity of the Brazilian health system, it is important for players to evaluate new alternatives for remuneration and technological incorporation. The challenges are innumerable from the realization of the profile of eligible patients and the applicability of risk-sharing that occurs from the interest of both parties in bringing new technologies to the system, without significant budgetary impacts, as long as it is clinically and economically viable, generating health value, effectiveness, and outcomes in survival rates in real world evidences

Planes de Salud de Prepago , Industria Farmacéutica , Salud Complementaria , Acceso a Medicamentos Esenciales y Tecnologías Sanitarias , Seguro de Salud
Washington, D.C.; OPS; 2020-06-26. (OPS/HSS/MT/20-0003).
en Español | PAHO-IRIS | ID: phr-52390


Los sistemas regulatorios son esenciales para los sistemas de salud que funcionan bien y que quieren lograr la salud universal. Por lo tanto, existe un enfoque cada vez mayor en el fortalecimiento de los sistemas reguladores de productos médicos en todo el mundo, hecho que ha sido la prioridad de la Red Panamericana para la Armonización Reguladora de Medicamentos (Red PARF). La Organización Panamericana de la Salud /Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS/OMS), como Secretaría de la Red PARF, ha redactado esta nota conceptual para ayudar a los Estados Miembros con recursos limitados a desarrollar enfoques para fortalecer los sistemas regulatorios para garantizar medicamentos seguros, de calidad y efectivos para las personas de las Américas. El objetivo del presente documento es destacar los desafíos regulatorios que enfrentan los pequeños Estados con recursos limitados, especialmente a la luz de los mandatos para fortalecer los sistemas regulatorios en las Américas y en todo el mundo, y garantizar que todas las personas tengan acceso a medicamentos de calidad a través de la implementación de ciertas funciones regulatorias esenciales. También es un llamado a la acción para que las partes interesadas de la Red PARF, incluidos los gobiernos, la industria y los donantes, fortalezcan los pequeños sistemas reguladores estatales en el futuro.

Acceso a Medicamentos Esenciales y Tecnologías Sanitarias , Control de Medicamentos y Narcóticos , Regulación y Fiscalización en Salud , Barreras de Acceso a los Servicios de Salud , Accesibilidad a los Servicios de Salud , Américas
PLoS One ; 15(5): e0233093, 2020.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32433705


OBJECTIVE: There is a huge technology gap between regions in Chinese pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, which is the reality that must be faced. However, most of the available researches on innovation efficiency are based on the logic of a given technology level, ignoring the regional technological gap. This paper will stand from the perspective of technology gap and re-examine the innovation efficiency of pharmaceutical manufacturing industry in different regions of China and its impact on regional industrial competitiveness. METHODS: We use the DEA-BCC input-oriented model to measure innovation efficiency of 28 provinces from the data of China's pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. The threshold model is constructed, with technology level as the threshold variable, innovation efficiency as the main explanatory variable, and industrial competitiveness as the dependent variable. In the threshold model, 28 regions are divided into three technical groups, and further, the impact of innovation efficiency on industrial competitiveness in different groups is analyzed and compared. RESULTS: According to the empirical research results, an U-shaped efficiency trap has been found in Chinese pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, and the areas with medium technical level are at the bottom of the trap. The improvement of innovation efficiency does not necessarily promote the improvement of regional industrial competitiveness. Only in high-level and low-level technology groups, innovation efficiency has effectively promoted the improvement of industrial competitiveness. In addition, the intensity of R&D investment has a similar impact on industrial competitiveness. CONCLUSIONS: The findings suggest that, regions in the efficiency trap should strive to seek opportunities for industrial transformation and focus on the industrial transformation of new technology, new industry and new opportunities, instead of blindly pursuing R&D investment intensity and superstitious innovation efficiency. So as to free up innovation resources for high-quality technological innovation in other regions. In addition, the Chinese government should make use of its public hospital system to normalize and expand the centralized drug procurement and eliminate the low-quality innovation.

Industria Farmacéutica/estadística & datos numéricos , Industria Manufacturera/estadística & datos numéricos , China , Invenciones/estadística & datos numéricos
Clin Pharmacol Ther ; 108(4): 756-761, 2020 10.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32294230


We are experiencing seminal times in computing that seem to define a fourth industrial revolution. This may fundamentally change the way we live, work, and relate to one another. Embracing data and digital information is a top priority for most industries these days, and Life Sciences is no exception. The pharmaceutical industry in particular is fundamentally a data-driven business. Inspired by a desire to "Go Big on Data," we developed a strategic roadmap defining a digital transformation to reimagine the way we work in Novartis Global Drug Development, leveraging data science to generate and inject actionable insights into our best practices. We launched a program called Nerve Live, and built a state-of-the-art data and analytics platform to harness past and present operational data, providing access to decades of drug development "experience" buried across multiple sources. The platform enabled the systematic application of machine learning and predictive analytics to generate "intelligence": new insights across multiple functional areas. To action the insights and create "value," we crafted skillfully designed end-user applications for domain experts to plan, track, predict, compare and monitor domain activities, optimize costs, and maximize quality. Today, the Nerve Live program enables insights-driven decision making at scale, unlocking productivity, and providing transparency across the Novartis Global Drug Development organization and beyond. We identified three main drivers making the Nerve Live program successful and enabling the associated digital transformation to flourish. We discuss the challenges, highlight the benefits, and see the importance of leading the way to become future proof.

Inteligencia Artificial , Tecnología Digital/organización & administración , Desarrollo de Medicamentos/organización & administración , Industria Farmacéutica/organización & administración , Salud Global , Difusión de Innovaciones , Humanos , Aprendizaje Automático , Investigación Operativa , Innovación Organizacional , Integración de Sistemas
Expert Rev Mol Diagn ; 20(6): 593-599, 2020 06.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32336167


INTRODUCTION: The pace of biomarker discovery has increased exponentially over the last few years, ushering in an era of precision medicine (PM) with a growing arsenal of treatments tailored to specific patient populations. To accurately identify patients, companion diagnostics (CDx) are developed and launched alongside these treatments. However, even with a timely launch of therapies and CDx tests, patients are not guaranteed optimal access to these tests because of the inefficiencies embedded within the clinical diagnostic testing landscape supporting PM. AREAS COVERED: This commentary describes implementation challenges facing CDx tests and delaying clinical uptake. We also assess the 'siloed thinking' perpetuating these challenges and propose steps toward resolution. Our research is based on published literature and findings from the Diaceutics proprietary patient testing database. EXPERT OPINION: The clinical and economic ecosystem underpinning the diagnostic journey of patients remains severely underdeveloped. Patients are denied suitable therapies because of delayed identification or failings in real-world testing deployment. Progress is needed in clinical collaborations, integrator platforms, economic value sharing, and ownership of the patient testing journey to PM. We need to consider that better precision testing will deliver an equal or greater outcome to patients than new precision treatments alone.

Técnicas de Diagnóstico Molecular/métodos , Terapia Molecular Dirigida , Medicina de Precisión/métodos , Biomarcadores de Tumor , Técnicas de Laboratorio Clínico/economía , Técnicas de Laboratorio Clínico/métodos , Ensayos Clínicos como Asunto , Difusión de Innovaciones , Industria Farmacéutica/economía , Accesibilidad a los Servicios de Salud/estadística & datos numéricos , Humanos , Técnicas de Diagnóstico Molecular/economía , Técnicas de Diagnóstico Molecular/estadística & datos numéricos , Neoplasias/diagnóstico , Neoplasias/tratamiento farmacológico , Neoplasias/economía , Neoplasias/genética , Cultura Organizacional , Selección de Paciente , Utilización de Procedimientos y Técnicas , Reproducibilidad de los Resultados , Programas Informáticos , Participación de los Interesados
Rev. cuba. salud pública ; 46(1): e1941, ene.-mar. 2020. tab, graf
Artículo en Español | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1126820


Introducción: La evaluación de los factores claves de éxito de la innovación en la industria biotecnológica aplicada a la salud constituye un problema de investigación. Objetivo: Evaluar la innovación en un centro cubano de la biotecnología aplicada a la salud. Métodos: Se aplicó en dos momentos la encuesta de innovación en el Centro de Inmunología Molecular. Los resultados se procesaron con el diagrama de caja, la estadística básica y el análisis de la correlación. Se analizaron artículos científicos que muestran los resultados de la innovación en el centro. Resultados: La encuesta se aplicó en el 2015 y 2018 a 33 miembros del consejo de dirección y a especialistas, identificándose como estrategias genéricas las de innovación, calidad y liderazgo y como objetivos de innovación los de calidad y el mercado. Las fuentes de innovación más importantes se refieren a las actividades de investigación y desarrollo, la producción, la alta dirección y los centros de investigaciones. Los factores que limitan están relacionados con el período largo de rentabilidad de la innovación, el financiamiento y la adquisición de los insumos. Conclusiones: La evaluación de la innovación en el centro de biotecnología corroboró la significación que tiene para la empresa la estrategia de innovación como factor clave, que lo ubica en una posición de excelencia en la industria biofarmacéutica cubana e internacional(AU)

Introduction: The assessment of the key success factors of innovation in the biotechnology industry applied to health constitutes a research problem. Objective: To assess innovation process in a Cuban center of biotechnology applied to health. Methods: It was applied in two moments the survey of innovation in the Molecular Immunology Center. The results were processed by the box plot, basic statistics and analysis of the correlation. Scientific articles that show the results of innovation in the Center were analyzed. Results: The survey was applied in 2015 and 2018 to 33 members of the board of directors and to specialists, and being identified innovation, quality and leadership as generic strategies, and quality and the market as objectives of innovation. The most important sources of innovation referred to the research and development activities, production, top management and research centers. The limiting factors are related to the long term return of innovation, financing, and the acquisition of supplies. Conclusions: The assessment of innovation in the Biotechnology Center corroborated the significance of the innovation strategy for the company as a key factor, which places it in a position of excellence in the Cuban and international biopharmaceutical industry(AU)

Biofarmacia , Biotecnología , Invenciones