NEW YORK; Dec. 7, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has announced GSK will use the Accenture Life Sciences Cloud for R&D platform to help simplify and speed up its drug development process. The platform brings together multiple internal and external data sources into a single analytics platform, creating actionable insights to accelerate drug development and improve patient outcomes.
GSK has also joined the Accenture Life Sciences Cloud Coalition, which already includes three prominent pharmaceutical companies: Eisai, Merck and Pfizer. The intention of the coalition is to drive innovation and digitally enable the R&D function through the Accenture Life Sciences Cloud for R&D platform.
“We believe GSK’s industry insights will help further shape the future of our industry,” said Kevin Julian, managing director in Accenture Accelerated R&D Services, Life Sciences. “The Accenture Life Sciences Cloud for R&D and Life Sciences Cloud Coalition are exciting initiatives that are bringing together like-minded leaders to collaborate for a stronger industry by creating significant R&D efficiencies in non-competitive areas.”
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