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Transforming R&D: Digital Innovation in the Pharma and Chemical Industries

Introduction

This report, “Transforming R&D: Digital innovation in the pharmaceuticals and chemicals industries,” is an MIT Technology Review Insights white paper sponsored by PerkinElmer’s Informatics division. It explores how scientists, naturally leading adopters of new experimentation techniques, are harnessing digital technology to rethink their craft, navigate shifting regulatory landscapes, and innovate faster and more effectively than ever before. This white paper is informed by interviews, conducted in October and November 2020, with R&D experts across seven leading global scientific companies. It explores digital transformation strategies in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries—two sectors that, combined, shape almost every aspect of our lives and our future.