Technology is having noted impact on the health care industry. The pharmaceutical companies are embracing technology to make innovations in this industry that can transform our lives.
This approach integrates the molecular and clinical information for understanding the biological cause of a disease. It is done by converting DNA into data through genome sequencing. This can be used to find gene abnormalities. You will be able to know which kind of patients the drug will be effective and which patients will have to sever side effects.
Using this technology smartphone with powerful sensors and processors will be able to track movement, record information, and measurement. It will let people take part in the post-market studies. Apple has various mHealth apps for clinical research on its iPhone. These sensors can be used in wearable devices as well. This will let scientists get clinical trial data from remote locations in real time.
The epilepsy drug Spritam has become the first drug that has been 3D printed and is approved by the FDA. It is manufactured by Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, and the pills are made by spreading the layers of the drug on top of each other till it reaches its right dose. This way higher dose of the pill, up to 1000mg can be delivered, and it is also porous, so will dissolve easily. This drug is particularly helpful for those who find it difficult to swallow medicine.
These are emerging innovations, and we can soon expect to get these on the market. Scientists are continuously working to make the health care system better for the patients.