Pfizer to acquire Anacor Pharmaceuticals for $5.2 billion

dnaindia | May 16, 2016

Drug major Pfizer Inc on Monday said it will acquire biopharmaceutical firm Anacor Pharmaceuticals for around $5.2 billion in an all-cash deal. Pfizer and Anacor Pharmaceuticals have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Pfizer will acquire Anacor for $99.25 per Anacor share, in cash, for a total transaction value, net of cash, of approximately $5.2 billion, Pfizer Inc said in a statement.

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From family ancestry and clinical perceptions to analyses and prescriptions, healthcare associations are making gigantic volumes of patient data consistently with the objective of getting a full perspective on a patient's wellbeing and applying investigation and AI to improve care, break down populace wellbeing patterns, and improve operational proficiency. Be that as it may, clinical information is intricate and famous for being siloed, deficient, contradictory, and put away in on-premises frameworks spread over numerous areas. Getting this data collected and in the FHIR design is a head toward the objective of normalizing organized information, yet most of information stays unstructured and still should be labeled, recorded, and organized in sequential request to make the entirety of the information reasonable and ready to inquiry. Some healthcare associations assemble rule-based instruments to robotize the way toward changing unstructured information (e.g., clinical narratives, doctor notes, and clinical imaging reports) and labeling clinical data (e.g., conclusions, prescriptions, and techniques), yet these arrangements regularly come up short in light of the fact that the information should be standardized across dissimilar frameworks and on the grounds that the devices can't represent each conceivable variety in spelling, unintended mistakes, and linguistic blunders. Different associations utilize broadly useful optical character acknowledgment (OCR) programming to handle information sources, yet these apparatuses do not have the clinical mastery to be successful thus associations resort to manual information section by clinical experts which adds cost to the digitization cycle. Regardless of whether associations can total and structure their information, they actually need to construct their own investigation and AI applications to reveal connections in the information, find patterns, and make exact expectations. The expense and operational intricacy of accomplishing this work is restrictive to most associations; and thus, by far most of associations wind up passing up the undiscovered potential to utilize their information to improve the wellbeing of patients and networks Amazon HealthLake offers clinical suppliers, wellbeing safety net providers, and drug organizations an assistance that unites and sorts out the entirety of their patient information, so healthcare associations can make more exact expectations about the soundness of patients and populaces. The new HIPAA-qualified help empowers associations to store, tag, file, normalize, question, and apply AI to dissect information at petabyte scale in the cloud. 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