How the digital transformation is impacting the life sciences industry
The life sciences industry centres itself on research and development that improves healthcare. From pharmacovigilance to biotechnology, this sector features several interesting roles all designed to positively impact the way we live. To make the industry more exciting, it’s undergoing an advanced digital transformation set to revolutionise patient care.
The impact of digital transformation can be seen throughout the entire product and treatment development chain. Starting at drug and treatment discovery and continuing through to implementation, new technologies are swiftly influencing the structure of life sciences departments. They are also creating new roles and skillsets required for existing life sciences and pharmaceutical jobs.
Here are three clear examples of how AI, machine learning and other digital technologies are changing healthcare for good:
Increased speed in researching, testing, and delivering drugs and devices
AI has helped to automate and streamline many facets of the life sciences sector, thus accelerating the way drugs and medical devices are being developed, tested, and delivered.
An excellent example of this is how the UK swiftly discovered and implemented the lifesaving AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid-19 vaccine. Using digital means to secure data efficacy and ChAdOx1 viral vector technology, UK scientists were able to deliver a safe, effective Covid-19 vaccine after just 12 months.
This success has prompted Britain to become a scientific and technology superpower, with the drive to use innovative technologies to accelerate the development and use of new medicines, diagnostics, and medical technology.
Bridging the gap between doctor and patient care
Doctors and scientists are adopting digital tools to deeply connect with patients so that they can find better patient outcomes than before.
From the rise of virtual clinics that allow the most rural locations to access affordable expert healthcare advice to digital apps that store and track patient information, the healthcare sector is exploring new ways to fill gaps between doctor and patient care. The ultimate goal here is to improve patients’ healthcare journeys while slowing down the spread of contagious viruses.
Empowering the genome sector
Genomics and data analytics has always been an important focus of the life sciences industry. Plenty of time and money has been invested in genomes to unleash their potential. With the inception of technology, this entire gamut has been revamped. For example, entire new communities such as Distributed Ledgers, AI, Extended Reality solutions and Quantum Computing (DARQ) have been created, all with the purpose to enhance data analytics and empower the sector.
The rise in genomics is set to take a personal approach to healthcare by tailoring drugs and devices to each patient’s needs. New studies of human DNA supported by technology may also help find preventative cures for diseases that, to date, have stumped healthcare professionals across the globe.
Join the digital revolution with Quanta
At Quanta, we’re determined to uphold a positive reputation for the life sciences sector in the UK and globally. We want to be part of the change and we invite you to join us on a mission to improve healthcare. To do this, we strive to connect the best candidates to the best roles so that the sector can thrive. Our values, knowledge, and secured network are what help us to reach our goals time and time again.
If you want to join a team that embraces digital transformation and makes a significant difference, then we encourage you to explore life science jobs at Quanta. You might just find yourself a career of a lifetime.