Author Archives: Aleksandra Nevmerzhitskaya

eBook: Vaccines — Expanding Access Through Innovation and Collaboration

The rapid global response to the COVID-19 pandemic showed how remarkably fast vaccine development can be with a coordinated effort from biopharmaceutical companies, government organizations, regulatory agencies, and public institutions. Although some of the world’s most prolific diseases are more complex than COVID-19 coronavirus, growing infrastructural and financial support are enabling scientists to make breakthroughs in diseases that seemed insurmountable only a decade ago in underserved regions around the world. And with accelerated discover times thanks to advanced technologis such…

Designing Vaccines: The Role of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Health, Part 2

In BPI’s October 2021 issue, part one of this review introduced the concepts of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI), identifying some broad areas of application within vaccine discovery, preclinical testing, and clinical studies. This month, we conclude with a detailed discussion of specific disease targets and AI’s potential in addressing them. Having highlighted the example of Zika virus in part one, below we focus on malaria, tuberculosis, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), herpesvirus, hepatitis, and pandemic coronavirus. Malaria Malaria…

Designing Vaccines: The Role of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Health, Part 1

According to the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab, the fourth industrial revolution began in the 21st century and is characterized by an unprecedented development and exponential growth of a high-technology industry transforming society at every level (1–4). In particular, healthcare systems are evolving rapidly to adapt to the new reality. According to Forbes, the main technologies currently shifting the paradigm of medical research are artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) (5), both defined…