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Clinical Development: “A Futuristic View”

By Stephen Cunningham | October 1, 2018

Saama is pleased to continue our Clinical Trial Excellence for Tomorrow and Beyond blog series, each installment of which will be authored by one of our six new Clinical Board of Advisor members. This week, Stephen Cunningham, M.D., President, SRC Pharma Consult; former Chief Scientific Officer and Head of U.S. Clinical Development, Medical Affairs and Evidence-Based Medicine, Novartis, discusses the types…

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Saama to the Rescue: The Portfolio Lead’s Dilemma

By Luke Stewart | September 27, 2018

In any clinical study, trial leadership at every level have an abundance of details to manage, people to supervise, deadlines to meet, and budgets administer, among other things. What trial leadership does not have is an abundance of time to solve the inevitable challenges that arise in relation to these various moving parts. Saama can…

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The Long Road to Transformation

By Opinder Bawa | September 24, 2018

Saama is pleased to continue our Clinical Trial Excellence for Tomorrow and Beyond blog series, each installment of which will be authored by one of our six new Clinical Board of Advisor members. This week, Opinder Bawa, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at the University of San Francisco and former UCSF Chief Technology Officer, discusses what technology developments and…

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Partnerships for Optimizing Clinical Trial Success

By Jonathan Zung | September 17, 2018

Saama is proud to kick-off the first installment of our Clinical Trial Excellence for Tomorrow and Beyond blog series, each of which will be authored by one of Saama’s six new Clinical Board of Advisors members. This week, Jonathan Zung, Ph.D. President of Clintrax and former Group President of Clinical Development & Commercialization Services at Covance Drug Development, offers…

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Clinical Trial Excellence for Tomorrow and Beyond: Part 1

By Ken Massey | September 10, 2018

As part of our continually expanding footprint as a data analytics leader, Saama is pleased to announce the addition of six new life science industry luminaries to our Clinical Board of Advisors: Opinder Bawa, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, University of San Francisco; former Chief Technology Officer, UCSF. Stephen Cunningham, M.D., President, SRC Pharma…

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Professor Sawhney from Kellogg Business School talks about Saama

How Saama Went from the “Seduction of More” to the “Wisdom of Less” – A Case Study from Kellogg School of Management

By Mohanbir Sawhney | August 9, 2018

In my advisory work with startups and mature companies undergoing a transformation, I have found that they often pursue growth opportunities in an undisciplined manner and end up spreading themselves too thin. In the relentless pursuit of growth, no opportunity is passed up and no customer is turned away. However, growth is not about doing…

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Movidius: The Next Big Leap In Machine Learning Inference For Edge Computing?

By Soham Chatterjee | July 27, 2018

Soham Chatterjee makes a case for moving large computations to the Edge instead of wasting bandwidth and other resources for backing of every type of data on the cloud. He further explains how to do it using a Raspberry Pi and the Intel Neural Compute Stick (NCS), a low power USB stick size device that can be used to run machine learning model inference on the Edge.

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Saama’s LSAC Featured on Amazon AWS web series ‘This is My Architecture’

By Krunal Patel | June 1, 2018

Krunal Patel, Saama’s Head of Engineering & Architecture, was invited to talk about Life Science Analytics Cloud (LSAC) on a segment on Amazon’s web series This is My Architecture, which highlights innovative architectures developed by its partners and customers using the scalable and flexible AWS cloud.

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2 Key Ways in Which Blockchain Can Enable Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Supply Chain

By Tushar Sinkar | May 24, 2018

Building on the advantages of blockchain technology, Tushar Sinkar take a step forward to discuss ways in which blockchain can enable Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Supply Chain. He presents use cases to establish blockchain’s ability to combat counterfeit drug production and its contribution in Autologous Therapy, which requires a high level of confidentiality, integrity and availability.…

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Attention Mechanism: Benefits and Applications

By Suriyadeepan Ramamoorthy | April 19, 2018

Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs) are powerful neural network architectures used for modeling sequences. LSTM (Long Short Term Memory) based RNNs are surprisingly good at capturing long-term dependencies in the sequences. A barebones sequence-to-sequence/encoder-decoder architecture performs incredibly well in tasks like Machine Translation. A typical sequence-sequence architecture consists of an encoder and a decoder RNN. The…

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Blockchain in Drug Discovery and Development

By Tushar Sinkar | April 11, 2018

The uses and application of blockchain technology are vast and far-reaching. In this article, Tushar Sinkar explores some blockchain uses that can be applied for drug discovery and development, such as eliminating data tampering and ensuring IP protection, among other uses.

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Privacy and Machine Learning: Concerns and Possible Solutions

By Arjun Bahuguna | April 4, 2018

AI and its applications are here to stay, even if they bring with them new challenges, as their advantages seem to outweigh the risks. However, in the light of latest controversies and concerns over privacy breach by social companies, the efforts to ensure privacy of users need to be redoubled. Arjun Bahuguna discusses the solutions that manage the vulnerabilities of machine learning and instead leverages its strength to guard information privacy.

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Disruptive Innovation of Blockchain and Evolution of Pharmaceutical Ecosystem in Data Integrity and Transparency

By Tushar Sinkar | March 14, 2018

An interconnected ecosystem is the need of the hour in the pharmaceutical world, where it is more important than ever to enable sharing of information among patients, researchers, and manufacturers and supply chain organizations. However, sharing entails risk to data security. Tushar Sinkar discusses the merits of using blockchain to solve the data security issue and facilitate easy sharing of information.

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Women and Data Science

By Archana Iyer | March 8, 2018

It is well-known that there are far fewer women techies and those that do choose work in tech, somehow avoid data science. Archana Iyer discusses the merits of having more women in the field of data science and presents some reasons why she feels that women’s innate temperament is highly suited to data science.

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Leveraging AI to Design Optimized Clinical Trials

By Leon Surgeon | March 7, 2018

AI capabilities, such as machine learning, have emerged as optimum tools for optimizing clinical trials. Leon Surgeon discusses the challenges of using traditional methods for designing clinical studies and why adapting AI is the best way forward.

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