Sanofi Teams Up With Google To Create New Virtual Innovation Lab
Sanofi has teamed up with Google to create a new virtual Innovation Lab, where the two companies will apply Google’s technology and analytics with Sanofi’s data to change how Sanofi develops new treatments. Sanofi will use Google’s digital capabilities toward its own operations and infrastructure, according to Sanofi.
Sanofi says that the project will focus on three key objectives: to better understand patients and diseases, increase Sanofi’s operational efficiency, and improve the experience of Sanofi’s patients and customers. Sanofi and Google plan to apply analytics across data sets to understand key diseases and extract related patient insights to enable Sanofi to research and develop personalized approaches to treatment and identify accompanying technologies to improve health outcomes.
Sanofi and Google also plan to apply artificial intelligence (AI) across diverse datasets to better forecast sales and inform marketing and supply-chain activities. Using AI will take into account real-time information as well as geographic, logistic and manufacturing constraints to help the accuracy of complex activities.
Additionally, Sanofi says it will be modernizing its information technology infrastructure by migrating some existing business applications to Google Cloud Platform to maximize operational cost efficiency and support business objectives, including the Innovation Lab.