IEEE SA Healthcare and Life Sciences (HLS) is building an ecosystem of stakeholders from across the globe in order to address challenges of the pharmaceutical value chain and positively impact patient outcomes.

The average time for drug therapy to go from R&D to market distribution is 8 to 12 years, with a price tag of US$2-3 Billion. IEEE SA HLS helps drive technological innovations in order to move toward an optimized and efficient drug development and distribution system. IEEE SA HLS helps the industry address challenges in:

  • drug research and development,
  • clinical trial operations,
  • patient recruitment/retention, and
  • tracking and security of supply chains.

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