The European Commission (EC) has proposed new legislation directed toward formation of a European Health Data Space (EHDS), which is nominally intended to address some perceived gaps in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). While this legislative proposal seems to interact with both the GDPR and pending EU legislation on artificial intelligence, the EHDS takes on the massive challenge of compulsory interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs). The EC unveiled the proposal with an emphasis on health data accessibility, although both the European Council and the European Parliament will now have their say over how the legislation will ultimately read.
Beacon Biosignals Inc. has teamed up with Stratus Inc., a provider of electroencephalogram (EEG) services, to improve at-home brain monitoring and neurodiagnostics using Beacon’s machine learning-driven neuroanalytics platform. The collaboration will increase opportunities for home-based studies of Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases.
Pharma and tech companies including Amazon Inc., Astrazeneca plc, Pfizer Inc., Merck & Co. Inc. and Teva Inc. are partnering with an innovation lab based in Israel to accelerate artificial intelligence (AI) driven antibody discovery. Rehovot, Israel-based Aion Labs recently launched a venture hub for innovators and scientists from around the world.