Achieving success in drug development through collaboration with the pharmaceutical industry
Developing a new medicine from bench to bedside is a long and costly process. It also involves multiple partners. Effective collaboration across the life sciences sector is paramount. How can we foster this? The inaugural Imperial Health Panel aimed to find out.
Mar 07, 2019
Developing a new medicine from bench to bedside is a long and costly process. It also involves multiple partners. However, as our population grows and ages, effective collaboration across the life sciences sector is paramount to bring innovative and personalised medicines to the patients that need them. How can we foster this? The inaugural Imperial Health Panel, aimed to find out.
Organised in partnership with Imperial College London, the Novartis-sponsored panel discussion brought together key stakeholders from across the life sciences sector to discuss how we can find solutions to society’s biggest healthcare challenges by working more collaboratively across industry, academia and government.
This unique event – which took place in mid-February - involved the UK Office for Life Sciences (OLS), the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Imperial College London and Novartis UK. Attracting an audience of almost 300 attendees, comprising Imperial staff and students, key discussion points highlighted:
The importance of the NHS’ unique infrastructure in supporting innovative research
The value of new medical innovations and technologies
Increased permeability between industry, academia and the NHS
How big data and artificial intelligence can support medicine development
The importance of transparency in data usage and clinical trial operations
Following the panel discussion, audience members were invited to address their questions to the panel members, stimulating further discussion and some thought-provoking ideas and topics.
The evening set a positive tone for future collaborations with Imperial College London and other partners. It also highlighted the drive and willingness of all stakeholders to develop and implement sustainable solutions to address healthcare needs by working more effectively together. Watch our event highlights below for more.