In our weekly Trends that Matter series, we provide engaging infographics from healthcare influencers to highlight general trends affecting the pharmaceutical industry. This week's featured topic is biomarker research and development. Biomarkers are used to monitor health status, detect conditions, and select the most effective treatment options. In the pharma industry, biomarkers are also used to determine the safety and effectiveness of drugs based on overall population data and individual patient information.
As biomarker research expands and data access improves, clinicians will have greater ability to deliver personalized care, contributing to the value-based care shift. According to biochemistry research by Timothy J. Hagen and Northern Illinois University: