Sanofi and Google to launch virtual Innovation Lab for data-driven healthcare

June 19, 2019
Written by Folake Dosu

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Sanofi and Google are working together to establish a new virtual Innovation Lab focused on data-driven healthcare, the France-based pharmaceutical giant announced this week.

“We stand on the forefront of a new age for biology and human health, with the opportunity to transform healthcare through partnerships with pioneering technology and analytics companies,” says Ameet Nathwani, M.D., Chief Digital Officer, Chief Medical Officer & Executive Vice President, Medical at Sanofi. 

“Combining Sanofi’s biologic innovations and scientific data with Google’s industry-leading capabilities, from cloud computing to state-of-the-art artificial intelligence, we aspire to give people more control over their health and accelerate the discovery of new therapies.”

Sanofi plans to develop new treatments with a focus on gaining a better understanding of patients, boosting operational efficiency and improving patient and customer experience. Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed, although as Zacks notes, it would not mark Google’s first foray into healthcare technology as the company owns life sciences companies Calico and Verily.

"Life sciences companies are looking to data driven, digital innovation to help fuel the creation of accessible healthcare solutions. We look forward to collaborating with Sanofi to help accelerate the cycle of healthcare innovation to populations throughout the world."

"Life sciences companies are looking to data driven, digital innovation to help fuel the creation of accessible healthcare solutions," said Thomas Kurian, CEO, Google Cloud. "We look forward to collaborating with Sanofi to help accelerate the cycle of healthcare innovation to populations throughout the world."

By leveraging data analytics with Google’s support, Sanofi hopes to improve its ability to offer personalized treatment advice, resulting in optimized patient care and reduced healthcare costs. The company also seeks to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to its business operations, specifically in sales, marketing and supply chain management, and update its legacy infrastructure through Google Cloud Platform.

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