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Lab Data Generation: Evaluation of Data Simulation Approaches and a General Solution

By Rajeev Gangal | December 6, 2017
Clinical Data

Most of the time, not enough sample clinical data is available due to various reasons. This sample data is essential for running analytics for development and testing. Rajeev Gangal discusses the way they tackled their need for generating simulated data for a project. Read on to know more. To paraphrase a recent statement by The…

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3 Key Big Data Challenges that Pharma Companies Needs to Solve to Keep Their Competitive Edge

By Leon Surgeon | November 29, 2017
big data

Very few pharmaceutical companies have been able to truly leverage their data for competitive advantage. Leon Surgeon discusses the main challenges faced by pharmaceutical companies in their quest to successfully leverage their data to gain and sustain business advantage.

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Thanksgiving Week: Acknowledging Everything that Deserves Our Gratitude

By Crystal Black | November 21, 2017

Today, in a world where it’s easy to be caught up in the day-to-day tasks, we forget to take a moment to pause and say a heartfelt, “thank you,” especially when there is so much to be thankful for. Crystal Black does just that in this post, keeping in with the spirit of Thanksgiving.

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Capsule Networks and the Limitations of CNNs

By Soham Chatterjee | November 16, 2017
machine learning

Convolutional Neural Networks are considered the State-of-the-Art in computer vision related Machine Learning tasks. Soham Chatterjee highlights the limitations of CNNs and discusses alternate models that closely mirror the way the human brain work. He uses Professor Geoffrey Hinton’s paper, Dynamic Routing Between Capsules, to establish certain points. Convolutional Neural Networks, popularly called CNNs, have…

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Deep Learning Diaries: Building Custom Layers in Keras

By Abhai Kollara | November 1, 2017
Deep Learning

There are many deep learning libraries available, some are more popular than the others, and some get used for very specific tasks.  Abhai Kollara discusses the merits of Keras and walks us through various examples of its uses and functionalities. He also compares it with some of the popular libraries. Natural Language Processing or Computer…

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Emerging Key Trends in Data and Analytics in Pharma Industry

By Rajeev Dadia | October 18, 2017

Key data and analytics trends are evolving rapidly as they are increasingly being driven by business needs. Rajeev Dadia looks at the technologies that are supporting the emerging and existing trends in data and analytics in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Setting new standards in optimizing clinical development processes: Saama launches the Life Science Analytics Cloud

By Leon Surgeon | September 27, 2017
Life Science Analytics Cloud

Last week, Saama launched Life Science Analytics Cloud, a complete set of offerings that can fast-track clinical development processes. Crystal Black talks about the launch process, response from customers so far, and the impact such an offering can have, especially in saving lives.

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New Frontiers in Data Analytics for Pharma and Healthcare

By Malaikannan Sankarasubbu | September 13, 2017
Data Analytics

Mining Unstructured Texts for Insights using Convolutional Neural Networks Pharmaceutical and Healthcare domains deal with a tremendous amount of unstructured texts, which can be mined effectively using CNN for NLP approach. Malaikannan Sankarasubbu talk about these advanced techniques that can have many applications, such as, building better cohort for clinical trials or establishing better inclusion/exclusion…

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Value of Biological Data Integration

By Rajeev Gangal | September 6, 2017
Disease data mining

Mining Disease-Disease Associations using Disease-Gene Analytics The key to developing a treatment to any disease lies in understanding the gene mechanism. There has been tremendous progress in elucidating molecular mechanisms of diseases. Rajeev Gangal discusses the significance of mining disease-disease associations using disease-gene analytics. It can be used to find ways of repurposing drugs, among…

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5 Abilities an Effective Clinical Data Analytics Solution Must Have to Grow Your Business

By Leon Surgeon | August 30, 2017
Clinical Data Analytics

Most of the clinical data analytics solutions available today tend to solve only a part of the data management challenge. Leon Surgeon talks about a solution that has the ability to harmonize data from disparate sources, leverage it for actionable insights, and accelerate the clinical trial process. Read the white paper to learn more about…

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Interpretable Models are the Key to Increased Adoptability of Machine Learning

By Malaikannan Sankarasubbu | August 23, 2017
machine learning

Machine learning has helped drive many technological advancements. There are two models of machine learning, which have their own pros and cons. Malaikannan Sankarasubbu discusses the way interpretable models can increase the machine learning among a wider base of communities. Machine Learning and Deep Learning are responsible for lot of technology advancements in the last…

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Saama’s commitment to excellence in Life Sciences deepens, as newest industry luminaries are welcomed to the BoA

By Crystal Black | August 9, 2017
life sciences

With new additions to our Board of Advisors, we are excited to look at the future, which promises to bring with it innovative and cutting-edge data analytics solutions. A lot has changed for Saama since the beginning of the year. With the announcement of our innovative Clinical Data Management as a Service, we made our…

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Data Analytics: A Trigger for Business Transformation

By Vasant Shetty | August 2, 2017
data analytics

Digital transformation has become inevitable for businesses and they need to evolve their IT information systems, else they would end-up risking their competitive positioning and advantage. Vasant Shetty draws from his experience to highlight the challenges faced by IT and their digital transformation initiatives. He also has a word for the wise regarding the future,…

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Data-Driven Strategies in Clinical Development: Challenges and Solution

By Leon Surgeon | July 26, 2017
Clinical research

The clinical research field has seen many developments and it has come a long way in using technology to ensure accuracy and speed of the analysis of research data. However, there are many challenges related to clinical trials and their data management that need to be addressed. Leon Surgeon talks about the challenges and solutions…

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Big Data Challenges: Solving for Data Quality

By Sushil Jadhav | July 12, 2017

Data harmonization is essential for generating actionable and accurate business insights. With accurate data, an organization can see significant impact on the bottom line. Sushil Jadhav describes his experience while troubleshooting a data accuracy issue for a client. Big Data and analytics solution providers attempt to solve a problem that arises from having too much…

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