After a flurry of activity in December, when the FDA approved seven new molecular entities (NMEs), the total of novel drugs that were given the green light this year reached 48, a number that ranks third behind the record 59 new medicines the agency approved last year and 53 in 1996.
The next wave of drug discovery is being enabled by artificial intelligence (AI). This fact has not been lost on investors, who are keeping a close watch on emerging biopharma companies that are using AI and machine learning to enable the discovery of next-generation medicines.
Will the digital transformation in health care start to benefit consumers in 2020? That was one of the challenges addressed in a recent report from PwC Health Research Institute titled “Top health industry issues of 2020: Will digital start to show an ROI?” The report predicts that in the next year, health system leaders will tout their investments in technology and transformation.