Hyderabad, India

 Saturday 18th May 2019

New Era of Biometrics in Clinical Development



Hyderabad, India, also known as 'City of Pearls', hosted the fifth SDE of 2019 on 18th May. The event was attended by more than 230 participants representing different organisations, three academic institutions and doctors, with the theme ‘New Era of Biometrics in Clinical Development’. A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS, Cognizant, Ephicacy, GCE Solutions, PAREXEL, PPD, Sumptuous IT Solutions and Syneos Health, for making this event a grand success. A BIG THANK YOU to Sarvesh Singh, PHUSE APAC Director, for setting the golden words for the day with an enthusiastic overview of PHUSE including upcoming 2019 conferences.

Mahesh Iyer from Sineflex Solutions was the first speaker of the day, speaking on Challenges in the New Era of Clinical Development. It helped the audience to understand fundamental terms such as personalised medicine, big data, AI/ML, and advanced analytics. Mahesh also explained about the meaning of big data analytics in DM, stats and programming. He gave the speakers and the audience around 20 questions to discuss. It was very interesting to hear an industry leader’s insights into where the clinical industry is heading.

The morning session discussed in more detail the digital future of the clinical industry, AI/ML, analytics, different types of studies and what challenges we are encountering. In addition, we looked at how real-world studies are starting to enhance medicines getting to market quickly in order to help patients, and we explored the Internet of Things and how it is helping clinical trial patients.

The afternoon session started with Ravi Adla from Ephicacy on mHealth Technology in Clinical Trials, which provided insights into how mobiles can help patients to see their health records and their significance in our lives. It continued with Recent Innovative Approaches and Requirements for New Product Development, Biometrics Monitoring Devices and Increasing Use of Health Services in Remote Areas Using Mobile Technology-SMART Approach sessions.

It was fantastic to see the audience coming up with questions during the lunch and break sessions and to understand the speakers’ views about the future of the clinical industry. The university students showed great enthusiasm for the topics discussed by these industry leaders with their decades of experience. They said it was an extraordinary opportunity to attend this kind of conference with industry leaders.

The panel discussion, headed by Sarvesh Singh from ICON, proved extremely interesting. Subjects ranged from where we are now, with industry updates on AI/ML, to how the industry is evolving with the new era of techniques in DM and statistical programming. Industry leaders expressed their thoughts on how to improve skills in the new era, as well as how and when to apply them. Attendees generated questions and actively engaged in topics surrounding the clinical development process.

The day concluded with what to learn and to apply from the ‘New Era of Biometrics in Clinical Development’. The SDE was chaired by Sunitha Yarram from Sumptuous IT Solutions and Hanumantha Rao from Cognizant, who put together an exciting and varied agenda. Special thanks to Jayapandian Nagamalaiyan from Bayer and all the volunteers who were involved behind the scenes, managing the logistics of the event and ensuring the participants were well taken care of.



Evolution of Biometrics and Pathway to the Future – Deepu Joseph, Quanticate

SAS, R and Changing Trends in Regulatory Landscape – Srinivas Vithala, Novartis

Escaping Digital Chaos in Biometrics – Deven Babre, Cognizant

Internet of Clinical Things (IoCT) – Future of Clinical Development – Shobhit Shrotriya, Accenture

mHealth Technology in Clinical Trials – Ravi Adla, Ephicacy

Recent Innovative Approaches and Requirements for New Product Development – Suresh Chenji, Syneos Health

Biometrics Monitoring Devices – A Digital Revolution – Sugam Salvi, PPD

Increasing Use of Health Services in Remote Areas Using Mobile Technology-SMART Approach – Vamsikrishna Vadlamani, Cognizant


View the event brochure.



SDE Chairs:

Sunitha Yarram, Sumptuous IT Solutions

Hanumantha Rao, Cognizant




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