It takes a long way for a pharmaceutical drug to be available to patients who use them as medications. The process begins with drug discovery and is followed by drug development, production and marketing. It’s regulated and often requires extensive testing for safety and efficacy, involving clinical trials.
In: All channels
An artificial-intelligence tool called Trial Pathfinder can run clinical-trial emulations using healthcare data from people with cancer, and can learn how to optimize trial-inclusion eligibility criteria, while maintaining patient safety.
Chronotherapy – the specific timing of drug delivery – has shown promise in clinical trials. But that may not be enough to overcome the practical challenges.
The next big revolution in pharmaceuticals could be miniature production systems – small enough to fit in a briefcase.