Global consulting and services giant Accenture announced on Wednesday a multiyear collaboration with Google Cloud for its life sciences industry platform called INTIENT.

The agreement—which brings together Google’s cloud and artificial intelligence capabilities, and Accenture’s life sciences services and platforms—is intended to help life sciences organisations make their data more accessible, secure, and valuable, a release said.

INTIENT is a platform for biopharma companies to gain insights and collaborate. It enables continuity and flow of information across the enterprise. By applying artificial intelligence and advanced analytics to data, it is able to provide insights which help in improved patient care. The platform was launched in May last year, with Accenture building on “more than seven years of collaboration with over 25 life sciences companies to develop and deploy platform technology solutions”, the release added.

According to Accenture’s website, INTIENT can capture, store, import, and standardise complex data to run faster clinical trials. It can also share that data with other software and service providers to rapidly advance research. INTIENT Pharmacovigilance, a sub-section, embeds real-time artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotic process automation, and advanced scientific analytics.

“INTIENT will advance Accenture’s and Google Cloud’s shared mission to empower life sciences organisations with intelligent solutions that help bring innovative treatments to patients around the world, with greater speed, safety, and efficacy,” said Simon Eaves, group chief executive of products at Accenture. “Together, we can deliver exceptional value to clients at a rapid pace.”

Tariq Shaukat, president at Google Cloud, said, “We’re excited to partner with Accenture to transform the life sciences industry with cloud technologies. Our shared goal is to accelerate developments in treatments by leveraging powerful Google Cloud capabilities, such as AI and data analytics, to gain insights that correlate symptoms, events, and treatments in new and unexpected ways.”

This isn’t the first time Accenture has teamed up with Google Cloud. In July 2018, Accenture and Google signed a deal to create the Accenture Google Cloud Business Group “which helps companies use Google Cloud technology to deliver superior customer experiences and accelerate their digital transformation journeys”, the release said.

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