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Emerging Artificial Intelligence Applications In Preclinical Drug Development
Emerging Artificial Intelligence Applications In Preclinical Drug Development
February 20, 2024
AI in the life sciences has evolved from its roots in machine learning to applications of generative AI, natural language processing, deep learning and increasingly combinations of the latter 3. These tools are being applied to accelerate target discovery as well as improve design and processing, information aggregation and synthesis, as well as the repurposing of existing drugs. Herein we define and describe leading and emerging applications of AI in preclinical drug development and provide examples of models and companies shaping this burgeoning space.
Specialist Cancer Procedures in English NHS to Get New National Tariffs in 2024/25 – A Boon For Private Providers
Specialist Cancer Procedures in English NHS to Get New National Tariffs in 2024/25 – A Boon For Private Providers
February 14, 2024
NHS England has proposed to introduce new tariffs for selected specialist radiotherapy services under the 2023/25 NHS Payment Scheme. This scheme replaced the National Tariff in 2023 and governs reimbursement between providers and commissioners of secondary healthcare. Currently, funding for specialist radiotherapy services varies across England.
Emerging AI Applications In Clinical Trials—CRO/SMO Considerations
Emerging AI Applications In Clinical Trials—CRO/SMO Considerations
February 05, 2024
Artificial intelligence is being adopted by clinical trial sponsors, clinical research organizations and site management organizations to drive efficiency. As well, AI-enhanced data analysis is a catalyst to the emergence of virtual trials and biosimulation. However, enablement is not without its regulatory and legislative challenges. Herein, we detail leading and emerging applications of AI in the clinical research space, and delineate regulatory and legislative trends shaping the industry.
The End Of Forever Chemicals In Europe, The Beginning Of New Investment Opportunities In The Medical Device Sector
The End Of Forever Chemicals In Europe, The Beginning Of New Investment Opportunities In The Medical Device Sector
January 31, 2024
PFAS are often used in medical devices because of their ‘non-stick’ quality. However, these chemicals are likely to be banned in Europe from 2025 as a result of their toxicity to humans and the environment. An EU-wide ban will force manufacturers to seek out PFAS-alternatives. This presents an upside for manufacturers of PFAS-free materials but may also introduce supply-chain disruptions and regulatory hurdles in the medium-term.
How Urgent Care Centers Can Position For Continued Growth After COVID-19
How Urgent Care Centers Can Position For Continued Growth After COVID-19
January 03, 2024
Demand for urgent care services has increased over the last few years due to increased awareness of urgent care centers following the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as shifting consumer preferences and payor steerage toward urgent care over alternative care settings. Although increased demand has led to some saturated markets, expansion of service offerings, such as primary care add-ons and joint ventures with hospitals, positions the urgent care market for continued growth.
Emerging Artificial Intelligence Applications In Pharmacy
Emerging Artificial Intelligence Applications In Pharmacy
December 20, 2023
Through emerging artificial intelligence (AI) tools, pharmacies will enhance their operational capabilities across limited labor and better allocate pharmacist time toward potential improvements in not only productivity, but patient outcomes. Target analysis in this environment requires an understanding of not only the emerging AI market and its applications, but federal and state regulatory and legislative trends shaping this emerging technology.
Payor Adoption of Artificial Intelligence And Its Impact On Provider Organizations
Payor Adoption of Artificial Intelligence And Its Impact On Provider Organizations
November 29, 2023
Payor investment into AI is a consideration not only to those with a direct stake in payors and the vendors which serve them, but to those invested in provider organizations which payor impacts may touch. Target analysis in this environment requires not only an understanding of payor applications, market and both federal and state regulatory and legislative trends, but a clear grasp on billing and coding. Herein we address key areas of AI innovation by payors and the potential impacts on providers.
Healthcare Policies in the Wake of Spain’s 2023 General Election
Healthcare Policies in the Wake of Spain’s 2023 General Election
November 10, 2023
Marwood takes a deeper look at the key health policy proposals in the PSOE-Sumar Pact that could be pursued in Spain's next legislature. Even if the ultimate jurisdiction and decision-making power remains with Autonomous Communities, a PSOE-Sumar coalition could push elements within the Pact, marking the direction of travel for Spanish health policy over the next 4 years.
Opportunities In Fertility Services – Regulatory Considerations For Surrogacy Agencies
Opportunities In Fertility Services – Regulatory Considerations For Surrogacy Agencies
August 23, 2023
Surrogacy has become an increasingly popular fertility service that enjoys positive regulatory environments across much of the country.
The NHS Long Term Workforce Plan: Plugging The Gap In England’s Healthcare Sector
The NHS Long Term Workforce Plan: Plugging The Gap In England’s Healthcare Sector
August 01, 2023
The National Health Service (NHS) Long Term Workforce Plan published in Summer 2023 will impact not only on England’s public healthcare sector but also on the independent healthcare sector. In this piece, Marwood analyses the potential impacts on England’s health and care workforce and identifies the key takeaways for investors considering assets in this market.
Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Worker Sourcing and Staffing
Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Worker Sourcing and Staffing
June 28, 2023
The healthcare sector is undergoing a chronic labor shortage with a systematic training lag limiting the expansion of the skilled workforce for the foreseeable business cycle.
Advances In Weight Loss Drug Development And The Impact On Provider Services
Advances In Weight Loss Drug Development And The Impact On Provider Services
June 14, 2023
Excess body weight afflicts more than two-thirds of Americans. Until recently, pharmacological interventions have been incremental at best. In 2021, the FDA approved Wegovy (semaglutide) for chronic weight management, delivering the first results even remotely comparable to bariatric surgery.
Opportunities in Fertility Services: The Importance of State-Level Analysis
Opportunities in Fertility Services: The Importance of State-Level Analysis
May 24, 2023
Demand for fertility services has grown over the last few years, along with increasing insurance coverage mandates and rising interest from large employer groups. In the absence of federal policy, states have taken on a more active role in requiring commercial coverage and reimbursement of infertility treatment.
Opportunities For Growth And Consolidation In The Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa Market
Opportunities For Growth And Consolidation In The Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa Market
May 02, 2023
While cosmetic surgery & medspa procedure platforms have rarely achieved scale to date, they are a growing area of investor focus, supported by an aging population and positive consumer trends in aesthetics catalyzed through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Diagnostic Radiopharmacy: Overview And Market Access Considerations
Diagnostic Radiopharmacy: Overview And Market Access Considerations
April 04, 2023
Nuclear medicine utilizes radioactive tracers (radiopharmaceuticals) to assess systemic functions as well as to diagnose and treat disease.
Claims Data Analytics in Target Evaluation: A Case Study in Center-Based Orthopedics
Claims Data Analytics in Target Evaluation: A Case Study in Center-Based Orthopedics
January 06, 2023
Orthopedic practices are a growing area of investor focus, supported by an aging population and positive reimbursement dynamics, particularly in the outpatient setting. Herein, Marwood presents its proprietary analytics platform for reimbursement claims analysis through a case study of the outpatient orthopedics space in North Carolina.