Skip to main content
| News

Novartis works with Microsoft on artificial intelligence

02.10.2019

Novartis has selected Microsoft as its new strategic artificial intelligence (AI) and data science partner. With the collaboration, the Basel pharmaceutical giant aims to bolster its AI capacities and promote the development of transformative medicines.

Novartis Campus. (Img: Novartis)

Novartis has founded the Novartis AI Innovation Lab, announced a statement. In a strategic partnership, the Basel pharmaceutical company will work with Microsoft on research and development with two core objectives. Firstly, it will empower every Novartis employee to apply and use AI applications. Secondly, it will use AI to tackle existing challenges in life sciences.

To achieve these aims, Novartis and Microsoft will develop AI platforms to support future programs, while investing in projects, experts, technologies and tools. Novartis wants to continue evolving into a focused medicines company powered by advanced therapy platforms and data science, according to CEO Vas Narasimhan in the statement. “Pairing our deep knowledge of human biology and medicine with Microsoft’s leading expertise in AI could transform the way we discover and develop medicines for the world,” he said.

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, explained that the strategic alliance would address some of the biggest challenges facing the life sciences industry today and could help discover new medicines and reduce patient costs.

Share this article

Sign up to receive our newsletter in your inbox.

You might also be interested in

BeiGene opens European headquarters in Basel
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest, Life Sciences / biotech

BeiGene opens European headquarters in Basel

BeiGene has opened its new European headquarters in Basel. The global biotech specializing in innovative cancer treatments intends to build...

Read More
The 25 Best AI Courses in the Basel Area, Germany and France
Advanced Manufacturing/AI, Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation

The 25 Best AI Courses in the Basel Area, Germany and France

Artificial Intelligence (AI) offers numerous possible applications. But how, where and regarding which focal points can you get further training...

Read More
Engimmune Therapeutics banks 15.5 million Swiss francs
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest, Life Sciences / biotech

Engimmune Therapeutics banks 15.5 million Swiss francs

Engimmune Therapeutics will now be in a position to drive forward its innovative platforms for the development of T-cell therapies...

Read More
Bionter receives 3 million US dollars in investments
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest, Life Sciences / biotech

Bionter receives 3 million US dollars in investments

Bionter AG has received 3 million US dollars in a seed funding round. These funds will enable Bionter to bring...

Read More
Resistell seeking to further develop test to combat antibiotic resistance
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest, Life Sciences / biotech

Resistell seeking to further develop test to combat antibiotic resistance

The startup Resistell has launched a study looking into the applicability of a test against antibiotic resistances that is being...

Read More
Biotech startup Cimeio receives 46 million Swiss francs for cell therapy
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest, Life Sciences / biotech

Biotech startup Cimeio receives 46 million Swiss francs for cell therapy

Cimeio Therapeutics from Basel has received initial financing amounting to 46 million Swiss francs from Versant Ventures. The startup is...

Read More
Superlab Suisse heading to Basel
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest, Life Sciences / biotech, Medtech

Superlab Suisse heading to Basel

Superlab Suisse is bringing its Lab-as-a-Service business concept to Basel. The company will open a new location with lab and...

Read More
Swiss TPH opens new building on the site of BaseLink
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest, Life Sciences / biotech, Switzerland Innovation Park

Swiss TPH opens new building on the site of BaseLink

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute has officially opened its multifunctional new building at the Basel Area’s new life...

Read More
World first in the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Switzerland Innovation Park

World first in the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area

Eldico Scientific has opened the world’s first experience center for electron diffractometry in the site Allschwil of the Switzerland Innovation...

Read More
DayOne healthtech accelerator launches new offering
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Digital Health, Innovation, Medtech

DayOne healthtech accelerator launches new offering

DayOne shares the launch of DayOne Accelerator 2.0, marking a transition to three verticals that will enable the growth of...

Read More
1 2 3 33

Do you have a question? We'd like to hear from you.