Technology is changing at light speed and the automobile, retail, airline, finance and many other industries have made a concerted effort to adapt to such. The pharmaceutical industry has been a lager in adapting to newer technologies and clinical trial processes have evolved very little in two decades. However, the regulatory authorities are embracing an effort to transformation clinical trials and change is now inevitable for sponsors, CROs, clinical sites and patients. How are/will wearables, digital therapeutics, digital medicine, real world data, machine learning, artificial intelligence and telemedicine impacting the future of clinical trials; are we all ready for it – is the real question.
Debbie Profit, PhD, MS, VP, Information Technology, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization