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Google and Drugmaker Sanofi to Join Forces on Data Technologies

  • Sanofi hopes pact will help change how it develops new drugs
  • Partnership combines medicines with AI and cloud computing

Alphabet Inc.’s Google will bring its artificial-intelligence and cloud-computing capabilities to a new partnership with pharma giant Sanofi.

The project is aimed at accelerating the discovery of new medicines, increasing the understanding of what treatments work for patients and making Sanofi’s operations more efficient, the Paris-based drugmaker said in a statement Tuesday. The companies didn’t provide financial details.