It’s human nature to want to know what’s coming. It seems fitting, then, that our IP & Science business, with innovation at its core, should also partake in leveraging its assets to forecast the future. The following is one prediction from our new report that features 10 innovation predictions for the world in 2025. Make sure to check out the entire series of posts and download the full report here.
Drug development is so much more precise, binding to specific proteins and using antibodies to give exact mechanisms of action, that the debilitating effects of toxic chemicals on patients is significantly reduced.
Just as Big Data is enabling companies to deliver personalized customer experiences, so too is life sciences moving from broad-brush drugs to very accurate and targeted treatments that result in significantly improved patient experiences.
This personalized medicine movement is not new. For several years the pharmaceutical community has been working on therapies that target specific molecules and perform targeted functions. Many drugs are now developed from biotechnology and are aimed at treating specific forms of a disease.
What will be new is the availability of drugs that reduce the complications associated with certain treatments. Drugs in development are becoming so targeted that they can bind to specific proteins and use antibodies to give precise mechanisms of action.
Knowledge of specific gene mutations will be so much more advanced that scientists and physicians can treat those specific mutations. Examples of this include HER2 (breast cancer), BRAF V600 (melanoma), and ROS1 (lung cancer), among many others.
In addition, advancements in antibody production and targeting will significantly improve certain cancer treatments, such as related to the safety and activity of anti- PD-L1 antibodies in patients with advanced cancer.
The impact of these advancements will be that patients in 2025 will have much more targeted drug treatments that result in fewer toxic side effects.
Download the full report: The World in 2025: 10 Predictions of Innovation