AI Summarizing Tool For Automated Creation of Drug Study Dossiers

 

Unicsoft created an intuitive AI-enhanced summarization solution with machine learning functionality designed to accurately transform lengthy clinical trials into concise drug study reports for regulators.

About the Project

Our client is a consulting agency for healthcare companies in Central and Western Europe. One of its jobs is helping pharmaceuticals get reimbursed for clinical trials. To this end, the agency distills elaborate reports, often over 400 pages long, into brief drug study dossiers for insurance firms. Unicsoft saw a possibility of cutting the time and costs of dossier creation with an AI-powered platform for text summarization — an initiative the agency eagerly embraced.

Problem Statement
A pharmaceutical company usually creates up to 10 dossiers annually. Due to the sheer volume of raw data and the number of tables the reporters must analyze, a single dossier requires many man-months and hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Reporters must sift through vast amounts of data to identify relevant information spread across clinical trial report modules.
Writers must have expertise in different areas of the pharma industry.
Completing a drug dossier can take up to a year in some cases.
Pharma companies spend millions of dollars on dossiers annually.
Challenges
A drug study dossier consists of four modules tailored to specific regulatory requirements. The reporters’ key challenge is finding, screening, and summarizing complex medical data dispersed across lengthy clinical reports. The limitations of existing AI tools add even more complexity to this challenge. These tools have trouble capturing the clinical report content, including embedded images and tables, often leading to factual errors and information omissions.
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  • Data complexity. Report summarization requires manual extraction and review due to vast amounts of unstructured digital texts.
  • Complex terminology. Medical jargon must be simplified and correctly translated so regulatory agencies can understand the report.
  • Format compatibility. Reporters must verify all information imported from PDFs, images, and TLFs (tables, listings, and figures).
  • Regulatory compliance. Drug dossiers have to align with varying international jurisdictions and specific template structures.
  • Factual accuracy. AI summaries might have hidden inaccuracies, making the drug study dossier ineligible for regulatory approval.
  • Contextual misinterpretation. Given the intricacy of clinical reports, untrained AI might misread the trial goals or methodology.
  • Data omission. Most AI tools struggle to prioritize information and often ignore important facts and details in text summaries.
The Solution
We have started the project as a Proof of Concept (PoC) for an intuitive platform that integrates AI technologies to speed up the creation of drug study dossiers. The model simplifies search, extraction, summarization, and formatting. It also incorporates a machine learning model to improve the report quality as more and more documents are processed.
Dossier template. The platform allows identifying sections of the dossier that summarize, reword, or duplicate information.
Self-learning AI module. Our machine learning model will re-train every 24 hours based on user searches, edits, and manual input.
Intelligent search. Allows users to locate information in text, graphs, images, and tables based on various search criteria.
Table formatting. Organizes data into structured tables by aligning column names in source documents based on search queries.
Image extraction. OCR (optical character recognition) organizes information extracted from documents into tables and graphs.
Contextual understanding. Semantic analysis and natural language processing help simplify complex terms into plain language.
Accurate referencing. The extracted information is cross-referenced with the source document, which helps verify its accuracy.
Collaboration tools. Multiple users can review the summarization results and easily adjust the search criteria for fine-tuning.
The Result
The prototype is expected to streamline time-consuming aspects of dossier creation, like searching, extracting, rewording, and formatting. The AI-powered platform helps generate accurate documents, which align with international standards and insurance policies, much faster. Once the PoC is validated, our focus will shift to expanding the platform’s capabilities with each new version, with the ultimate goal of fully automating the process of creating drug dossiers.
  • The initial versions of the AI tool can accelerate data scanning, screening, and analysis in large clinical reports by up to 30%.
  • The AI automation tool greatly cuts the dossier creation costs.
  • Semantic analysis tools transform jargon-heavy text into plain, straightforward summaries translated into multiple languages.
  • The platform improves document quality by eliminating human error, including typos, incorrect terminology, and misformatting.
  • Robust authorization mechanisms, role-based access, and encrypted communications reliably protect confidential information.
  • The platform’s intuitive interface and customizable structure make dossier creation easy for users with diverse technical skills.
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