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  • Posted by Julie Denny
  • August 1, 2019
  • Articles

Hasta la vista, maybe? Terminating the Hollywood view of AI in pharma

Hasta la vista, maybe? Terminating the Hollywood view of AI in pharma

Marketing Director Julie Denny was recently interviewed by PME Magazine about the use of artificial intelligence in pharma marketing and market research.

Rumours that robots will eventually wipe out humans are the futuristic stuff of Hollywood blockbusters. The real-world story arc is much more uplifting but no less dramatic. When a homeless man in central England was crushed to death by a compaction unit as he slept in the dustbin in 2013, it triggered a response from the UK waste management industry that now sees many refuse trucks fitted with senor technology to detect people in bins. It's an early example of how AI can literally save lives. Fast forward six years and we've now got 'robot doctors' detecting cancers, smart remote monitoring systems managing patients miles from their homes and algorithm-led technologies predicting long-term health based on individuals' DNA. The application of AI in health isn't science fiction, it's happening fast - and it’s positively disrupting patient care. 

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Richard Head presented with MR Excellence award at EphMRA Conference

Richard Head presented with MR Excellence award at EphMRA Conference

We were delighted to exhibit, sponsor and present three papers at the EphMRA conference where Director Richard Head was presented with the runner-up award for ‘Business Impact through Innovation’.

Along with Richard Head, Director Paula Coyle and Associate Directors Emilie Braund and An-hwa Lee represented Research Partnership at the three-day annual event, which this year took place at the Hilton Hotel and Convention Centre in Warsaw, Poland. 

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How patient insights were brought to life with graphic novel outputs

How patient insights were brought to life with graphic novel outputs

Our client was developing a novel therapy for the treatment of a rare disease in which patients suffer acute symptomatic attacks. Their new product promised greater freedom from these acute attacks and therefore from the associated burden. The challenge was to understand why many patients remain on older therapy types and how the pathway to more modern therapy options, with better efficacy and side effect profiles, could be mapped out for physicians and patients. Our client further requested that insights from the research were brought to life in the insights workshop meeting in a new and impactful way.
 

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  • Posted by Misti Paul
  • March 28, 2019
  • Events

Data Analytics & Insight Conference 2019

Data Analytics & Insight Conference 2019

Last month Analytics Director Misti Paul attended the Data Analytics & Insight Conference in London.

The analytics industry is experiencing unparalleled growth, fueled by big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning and social media analysis. According to statistics provided by the Market Research Society, the analytics industry has experienced 350% growth since 2012. Key drivers of this growth have been disruptive innovation, exponential growth of data, data warehousing, architecture and analytics. However, the shortage of skilled analysts and data scientists remains a barrier in this industry.  Many organisations are still learning and grappling with ways to integrate analytics in their business.

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  • Posted by Richard Head
  • January 31, 2019
  • Webinars

Poker face revealed: Using facial analysis to uncover deeper levels of emotional insight

Poker face revealed: Using facial analysis to uncover deeper levels of emotional insight

In 2019 we will be hosting a series of webinars covering market research innovations which have value in healthcare. In the first part of this series we demonstrate how we've been using facial analysis to delve further into respondents' reactions to healthcare communications.

Does your expression give you away? According to psychologists, a lot of emotional information can be drawn from our facial expressions. Brief, involuntary flashes of emotion or 'micro-expressions' can reveal a lot about a person’s true feelings. As market researchers interested in the emotional responses driving people’s attitudes and behaviours, this information is invaluable but can often be difficult to obtain. One of the latest innovations in market research is facial analysis, which uses recognition software to detect a range of emotions in faces.

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