Amazon Brings AI Expertise to Drug Industry in Novartis Pact

Dec. 4, 2019, 2:00 PM

Amazon.com Inc. is teaming up with one of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies to make the manufacturing and delivery of new medicines more efficient.

Seattle-based Amazon’s cloud-computing unit will work with Novartis AG to help the Swiss drugmaker forecast and track production, detect potential bottlenecks and monitor its sprawling operations in real time, the companies said in a statement Wednesday. The partners didn’t disclose financial terms.

The pact is the latest sign of the tech industry’s push into health care, with Amazon, Microsoft Corp. and Google parent Alphabet Inc. keen to bring their cloud services to the fast-growing field. Amazon...

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