SEASON 2, EPISODE 2 - JOHN WALLER, PHD - ENHANCING DECISION MAKING IN R&D WITH DIGITAL PATHOLOGY
Our Guest is John Waller, PhD, Chief Operations Officer & Founder of Oracle Bio. John has over of 15 years as a biology project leader in the pharmaceutical industry, for companies including AstraZeneca and Merck & Co. He has expertise in the integration of translational biomarkers into drug discovery programs and considerable experience in developing in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo models involving image analysis across numerous therapeutic areas. OracleBio is a global leader in quantitative digital pathology, providing image analysis services to Pharma and Biotech clients worldwide. Leveraging multiple software platforms, the company delivers robust data packages within a quality management framework to support clinical trials and translational research. As image analysis experts, OracleBio specializes in cellular phenotyping of multiplex stained tissue and has built a strong reputation as the go-to company for complex image analysis. Their mission is to enhance decision making within R&D by leveraging Digital Pathology to deliver robust data and actionable insights. We are talking about the role of digital pathology in drug development and drug discovery. What are machine learning and deep learning? How are they different from artificial intelligence? And what role do they play in image analysis and digital pathology? How is Multiplexing evolving, what are its limits and how is it going to change what we do? What is the need for cloud computing in digital pathology? What are the advantages and disadvantages of putting our data and processes into the cloud?