Counting on the Pistoia Alliance: A strategy for Growth

While the Pistoia Alliance has been successful in the past, with a strong and growing membership, alongside a series of successful projects, which have improved the efficiency of global life sciences R&D, the Pistoia Alliance faces a number of challenges which must be met in order to ensure its continued relevance.

Knowledge Tools Are Coming Of Age

From the behemoth of IBM's Watson engine and its recent introduction to oncology decision support, to various search & text mining tools, all of these approaches will depend on rules on the definition of entities and the descriptive vocabularies and/or ontologies that are used.

Portfolio Update, Or What We Did Last Summer

It’s been quite quiet on the Pistoia Alliance blog and website since June, but only because instead of taking holidays, we’ve been working hard developing a number of our nascent workstreams (though I did take a day to watch some of the volleyball at the Olympics—saw some very skillful play!).