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R&D Innovation

18 February 2014 | Gabor Fari, Director of Business Development & Strategy, Health and Life Sciences

Life sciences innovation today means working with academic groups, outsourcing companies, corporate researchers, and industry competitors around the world. To facilitate this complex process, your life sciences firm needs to make sure that the right people can get the right information at the right time in a secure manner. You want your scientists focused on the next breakthrough and your resource managers focused on making the best investment decisions—not wasting time trying to bring together data from disparate sources.

The good news is that with today’s mobile, flexible, and easy-to-use R&D Innovation solutions from Microsoft and our partners, global team members can manage and share information at any time, wherever they are. They can access the intellectual property they need from most any device and be confident that privacy and protection features are in place to meet your compliance requirements.

To boost innovation and improve efficiency, these solutions can help manage the flow of information at research and investigator sites around the world, even at those using disparate data systems such as electronic data capture and interactive voice/web response. Using familiar interfaces, researchers can efficiently search, collect, share, and store information from myriad sources in an accessible, intuitive format. What’s more, these solutions offer a collaborative environment for teams to safely exchange results and analysis in real time.

Enabling the right people to get the right information and collaborate across the product life cycle—from early-stage discovery and clinical trials to FDA submissions and manufacturing—can help improve decision making and speed innovation.

Designed to work with what you have now and may have in the future, R&D Innovation solutions based on flexible Microsoft technologies can be quickly and easily implemented in the cloud, on-premises, or a combination of both—and they can be used on just about any device. They’re available through our global network of Microsoft partners. In the weeks to come, we will share examples of these solutions and how our customers are using them to foster innovation and increase productivity, so keep checking the Microsoft in Health blog for updates.

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Gabor Fari
Director of Business Development & Strategy, Health and Life Sciences