How Agios Uses Text Mining for Automated Identification of Potential Drug Safety Events

Agios continues to advance drug programs in the clinic. For Agios, text mining plays a key role in these advances, providing critical information for decision-making at different stages in the drug discovery process, from bench to bedside.

All pharmaceutical companies need an efficient and compliant system to manage safety data in a responsible way. To accomplish this, Agios is in the process of implementing an Adverse Event Reporting System (AERS). The AERS will support the collection of appropriate data as per FDA/global regulations.

Natural language processing (NLP) is being used in multiple places in the workflow at Agios: to mine AE reports, extract case-data from call center records, and assist with initial coding of reported events and WHO drugs. Agios are using data generated by Linguamatics NLP text mining to help understand the progression of AEs in ongoing clinical trials.

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