Generative AI in Life Sciences Industry: Ethics, Applications and Transformations

Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Regulation, Pharmaceutical, Drug Discovery & Development, Fundamental Research,
  • Thursday, May 30, 2024

Discover the role of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) in life sciences, including what is merely a trend vs. what is truly transformative. The speakers will explore pragmatic applications, ethical considerations and the potential future role of generative AI in life sciences, research and development (R&D) and product development.

The discussion will provide valuable insights into the ongoing AI revolution within the life sciences sector, including practical considerations in deploying AI successfully, balancing privacy concerns and innovation and navigating industry-wide changes.

In this webinar, the speakers will also provide insights into the current landscape or future potential of AI, as well as focus on opportunities and challenges from both an internal and external perspective in a constantly evolving global environment.

Register for this webinar to gain insights into generative AI in life sciences, including its practical applications, ethical considerations and transformative potential for the industry.


Christos Makropoulos, AstraZeneca

Christos Makropoulos, Global IT Training & Language Service Lead, AstraZeneca

With more than 20 years’ experience in IT, Christos Makropoulos is a champion of Translation Technology and Translation AI. A translator/linguist by vocation, Christos has helped large organisations, such as AstraZeneca, Ricoh, Oracle, and BMS accelerate growth and promote culture change by enabling multilingual offerings during times of change.

In AstraZeneca, Christos leads a global team that implemented a pioneering architecture of language technology at Enterprise level called AZ Translate. The AZ Language Service translates well over 250M words annually and has onboarded more than 40 internal stakeholders and 20 external Language Service Providers. The solution was designed from the ground up to provide efficiencies and economies of tens of $M annually by centrally managing and reusing global linguistic assets.

Christos is a firm believer in making Translation Technology and translation AI accessible to all users and has been acting as an enabler of easy, intuitive, and streamlined translation process for the enterprise.

Christos speaks 9 living languages, and his academic interests lie in semantic shift, focusing on Koine Greek and Latin paradigms as well as rationalising Business Change in implementing Translation Technology.

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Saso Jezernik,Takeda

Saso Jezernik, Principal Enterprise Architect in Data, Digital and Technology, Takeda

Saso Jezernik has received the Dipl.Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering (M.Sc.E.E.) with specialization in Control Theory and Process Automation from the Technical University of Graz, Austria, in 1996, and a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Aalborg University, Denmark in 1999. Part of the Ph.D. studies was conducted at the Applied Neural Control Laboratory, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, USA working on active medical implants to treat urinary incontinence. From 1999 until the end of 2002 he was a post-doctoral assistant at the Automatic Control Laboratory at ETH Zurich co-developing an innovative medical robot/exoskeleton Lokomat. Research group’s 2005 paper about this work was awarded IEEE outstanding paper award in 2010.

In 2006 Saso spent 1 full semester at MIT Sloan School of Management and has completed MIT Sloan Visiting Fellows Program – specializing in technology strategy & innovation management and biomaterials, implants, MEMS & tissue engineering at MIT and Harvard Medical School.

For the past 20 years Saso has been focusing on bringing new technologies and enabling innovation in mechatronics and medical device / combination products (e.g. in active implants, medical injectors, connected inhalers) working for major Pharma and Medtech companies. Lately, his focus has been on digital healthcare, IOT, and Digital Industry 4.0 areas. He is currently Principal Enterprise Architect at Takeda, responsible for the DDT (Data, Digital and Technology) area in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Quality. Saso and his team are performing important Business Architecting work at the strategic levels, as well as designing Solution Architectures within Takeda´s Digital Products / Solutions that range from Supply Chain E2E visibility and controls, to condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, digitalization and processing of documents, intelligent automation (IDP, RPA, iBPM, IA technologies), to GenAI based solutions.

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Diego Bartolome,

Diego Bartolome, Head of Research,, TransPerfect Life Sciences

Diego Bartolome is an expert in machine translation (MT), natural language processing (NLP) and generative AI (GenAI) for life sciences. He oversees the GenAI business unit at TransPerfect, which helps companies to achieve more with GenAI.

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Who Should Attend?

This webinar will appeal to professionals in the following fields:

  • Research and Development
  • Ethics and Compliance
  • IT/Tech Development
  • Regulatory

What You Will Learn

Attendees will gain insights into:

  • Differentiating AI trends vs. significant transformations
  • Practical applications of GenAI in pharma
  • Ethical concerns and privacy in AI integration

Xtalks Partner

TransPerfect Life Sciences

TransPerfect Life Sciences specializes in supporting global development and commercialization of drugs, treatments, and devices designed to improve and save lives. Our comprehensive solutions include eTMF and eClinical technologies, paper TMF migration, pharmacovigilance and safety solutions, translation and language services, and call center support. With offices in over 100 cities worldwide, TransPerfect is the ideal partner to ensure that your global launch makes a global impact. For more information, please visit our website at

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