Life Science industries are zealously embracing specialized technology solutions in the form of digital platforms to cope with fast-paced innovations. These platforms support the transition from Industry 4.0 to Industry 5.0 and are popularly called ‘Life Sciences Platforms.’ This article will discuss what a life science software platform is and how it can help you improve efficiency.
What is a Life Sciences Software?
As we already mentioned, life sciences software is a specialized technology solution that drives engagement, automation, and digital transformation in a life science industry. The several purposes that a life science platform can serve are as follows:
- Simplify workflows for agile and lean transformations
- Ensure data integrity and security for regulatory compliance
- Shorten the product development timelines
- Perform scientific calculations
- Knowledge management
- Digital transformation
A life science platform can accomplish all or some of the purposes described above. And a life sciences company may choose all or only some of these purposes to be accomplished by the platform.
Although these platforms are created to fulfill unique objectives or purposes, there are four main general features that you will see in almost all of these platforms.
- Digitalization: A life sciences platform almost always supports the digitalization of the information that belongs to your organization and hence acts as a great catalyst to your digital transformation goals.
- Automation: It not only digitalizes the information but also automates workflows as one action triggers the next action in the workflow. Automation helps significantly to speed up the processes.
- Integration: The digitalization and automation are often achieved with the help of the integration of devices, instruments, other software platforms, and organizational process flows. It can also be termed as the Internet of Things that synchronize together.
- Quick Decision: A life sciences platform rationalizes, speeds up, and avoids rework in the decision-making process. This typically leads to reduced product development timelines.
Examples of Life Sciences Software Platform
There are multiple Life Sciences Platforms available today. Some of the examples of objectives these platforms can fulfill are as follows:
- Quality Management: Automates, accelerates and digitalizes Quality Management Process by creating and monitoring documents, deviations, corrective and preventive actions, audits, and controlled print.
- Project Management: Digitally tracks actions in business processes of life sciences industries and automatically triggers subsequent actions for efficient Project Management.
- Regulatory Submissions: Accelerates digital regulatory document compilation process to make a complete submission without any fault.
- Manufacturing Records: Automates, speeds up, and digitalizes manufacturing records creation process by taking inputs in a standard format.
- Laboratory Notebooks: Simplifies and accelerates laboratory experiment record-keeping process by taking digital inputs in a standard format.
- Drug Discovery: Performs computation process for screening potential drug candidates based on first Principles to speed up the drug discovery process.
- Protein Structure Prediction: Performs and accelerates protein structure prediction based on machine learning algorithms.
- Genetic Mapping: Performs and accelerates genetic mapping based on machine learning algorithms.
- Vaccine Discovery: Performs computation process for screening potential vaccine candidates to shorten the timelines of the vaccine discovery process.
- Invitro-Invivo Prediction: Performs computation process for Invitro-Invivo correlation to shorten the timelines for the clinical studies.
- Real-time Process Control: Enables real-time quality monitoring process to control the manufacturing processes in real-time.
- Disease Diagnosis: Automates and speeds up disease diagnosis based on machine learning algorithms.
A life sciences software plays a crucial role in simplifying and upgrading conventional practices with more efficient, transparent, and regulatory compliant digital practices. In addition, it helps the companies to navigate the ever-changing life sciences technology landscape by identifying opportunities for significant capability advances. Thus, digitalization, automation, and integration collectively enable the functioning of a life sciences platform to improve the efficiency of your processes.