SAS boosts the analytics behind life-saving drug development
CARY, N.C., Nov. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- To conduct clinical trials and develop new therapeutics, health organizations must manage and analyze staggering amounts of data. For decades, SAS® has been the gold standard for the life sciences industry. This week, SAS' next-generation solutions for clinical trial data analysis and real world evidence debuted at PhUSE EU Connect in Frankfurt, Germany.
The SAS Life Science Analytics Framework and SAS Real World Evidence deliver analytics, visualization, and modern AI and machine learning capabilities to organizations working with a growing variety of health-related data. New functionality improves their ability to evaluate new drug compounds, explore patient and efficacy data, and bring new therapies to market more quickly and safely than ever.
SAS offered live demos of both solutions during this week's PhUSE EU Connect conference. US audiences can experience the demos at PhUSE US Connect in Baltimore, Feb. 24-27, 2019.
A singular analytics foundation for clinical research
Santen, a leading ophthalmology specialty company, uses the SAS Life Science Analytics Framework to speed development of new ocular therapies. The solution provides a singular, centralized and auditable clinical data repository for a multidisciplinary research team located in more than half a dozen countries in Asia, Europe and North America.
"As a global organization, it is critical we have consistent, seamless access and version control across all the various groups at Santen, and the SAS Life Science Analytics Framework delivers just that," said Nina Worden, Director of Statistical Programming at Santen. "The advances built into the new end-to-end clinical analytics framework will translate into less time wrangling with operational data management and more time developing innovative treatments that help preserve vision and health of people around the world."
Going beyond clinical trial data
Real world data holds tremendous potential to help the industry better design and conduct clinical trials, assess health care use across populations and identify at risk patients. SAS Real World Evidence gives organizations a means to tap this potential, aligning the most advanced analytic technologies to collect and derive intelligence from such data. The latest features and capabilities include:
"SAS is ahead of the curve in addressing the ongoing convergence of health care and the life sciences," said Ari Yacobi, Chief Data Scientist at Knowledgent, a health data analytics consulting firm. "Payers, providers, pharmaceutical sponsors and governments want easy access to leading machine learning algorithms informed by industry-standard clinical diagnosis and episode-of-care definitions. SAS Real World Evidence is the best tool we've seen on the market to address where the industry is headed."
Robust analytics transforming health and life sciences
SAS will host a two-part webinar exploring how the latest advances in analytic technology, including artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Medical Things, is transforming the health and life science industries. Register today:
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