TOKYO - Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Kenji Yasukawa, Ph.D., 'Astellas') has entered into two joint research agreements today to maximize the value of medications using AI and statistical methods.
One agreement is with the Laboratory of Statistical Science, Faculty of Culture and Information Science, Doshisha University (President; Tomoko Ueki, 'Doshisha University'), and the other is the Department of Medical Data Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Wakayama Medical University (President; Kazuhisa Miyashita, 'Wakayama Medical University').
Both of the endeavors aim to optimize decision-making in drug development and increase therapeutic effects by utilizing statistical models and simulation techniques leveraging big data.
About Department of Medical Data Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Wakayama Medical University
The Department of Medical Data Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Wakayama Medical University, researches statistical machine learning and its applications to medicine. We are developing innovative statistical methods based on nonlinear regression and ensemble approaches to realize personalized (precision) medicine. Furthermore, as professional data scientists, we are in charge of analyzing data from domestic and international epidemiological studies.
Astellas Pharma Inc. is a pharmaceutical company conducting business in more than 70 countries around the world. We are promoting the Focus Area Approach that is designed to identify opportunities for the continuous creation of new drugs to address diseases with high unmet medical needs by focusing on Biology and Modality. Furthermore, we are also looking beyond our foundational Rx focus to create Rx+ healthcare solutions that combine our expertise and knowledge with cutting-edge technology in different fields of external partners. Through these efforts, Astellas stands on the forefront of healthcare change to turn innovative science into value for patients.
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