Changing Life Sciences Value Chain

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The recent Apple introduction of ResearchKit is a clear indicator that direct patient engagement by the life science industry is beginning to be realized. In conjunction with Apple's previous introduction of HealthKit, that enables consumers to begin to use iPhone apps to directly measure (in conjunction with devices like the FitBit) and track their own health status in real time, ResearchKit extends individual health monitoring to population health monitoring, allowing for much more data to be captured in conjunction with disease research, clinical trials, and other studies seeking to better understand disease metrics at the population level.

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