The digitalization of R&D can potentially transform the life sciences, but it cannot succeed without experts collaborating to develop a vision of what a better working environment can look like.
This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution
Access Nature and 54 other Nature Portfolio journals
Get Nature+, our best-value online-access subscription
$29.99 / 30 days
cancel any time
Subscribe to this journal
Receive 12 print issues and online access
$209.00 per year
only $17.42 per issue
Rent or buy this article
Prices vary by article type
Prices may be subject to local taxes which are calculated during checkout
Wouters, O. J., McKee, M. & Luyten, J. J. Am. Med. Assoc. 323, 844–853 (2020).
Agrawal, G., Ahlawat, H. & Dewhurst, M. Biopharma 2020: a landmark year and a reset for the future (McKinsey, 2021); https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/life-sciences/our-insights/biopharma-2020-a-landmark-year-and-a-reset-for-the-future
Mullard, A. Nat. Rev. Drug Discov. 20, 85–90 (2021).
Morgan, P. et al. Nat. Rev. Drug Discov. 17, 167–181 (2018).
Westerman, G., Tannou, M., Bonnet, D., Ferraris, P. & McAfee, A. The digital advantage: how digital leaders outperform their peers in every industry. (Capgemini Consulting, 2012); https://www.capgemini.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/The_Digital_Advantage__How_Digital_Leaders_Outperform_their_Peers_in_Every_Industry.pdf
Pistoia Alliance. User Experience for Life Sciences (UXLS) (Pistoia Alliance, 2021); https://uxls.org/
Philips, M. Design for emotion to increase user engagement. Toptal Design blog (2017); https://www.toptal.com/designers/product-design/design-for-emotion-to-increase-user-engagement
Castro, A., Machado, J., Roggendorf, M. & Soller, H. How to build a data architecture to drive innovation—today and tomorrow (McKinsey, 2020); https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/mckinsey-digital/our-insights/how-to-build-a-data-architecture-to-drive-innovation-today-and-tomorrow
Ural, A., Ulrich, P. & Botos, M. How a focused life sciences digital strategy can drive long-term value (EY, 2021); https://www.ey.com/en_gl/strategy/life-sciences-digital-strategy-long-term-value
Harrow, I. The FAIR toolkit and FAIR life science industry implementation project (Pistoia Alliance, 2020); https://www.pistoiaalliance.org/projects/current-projects/fair-implementation
About this article
Cite this article
Wong, S., Pan, M., Shaw, A. et al. What digitalization in biology R&D means for biotech companies and life scientists. Nat Biotechnol 40, 1151–1153 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41587-022-01309-y