Virtual Twin Experiences in Life Sciences & Healthcare

A new way to understand the human body

Healthcare virtual twin - Dassault Systèmes

In the life sciences & healthcare sector, a digital twin is a data-driven computer model that establishes a virtual representation of something organic – such as the human body – or inorganic, like a medical device or manufacturing line for pharmaceuticals.

The virtual world is used to allow for unlimited testing of a product or process, taking data from the real world to create a constant cycle of improvement.

In the organic world, this helps researchers and practitioners create a digital medical system with a detailed view of each patient’s anatomy, biology and life exposure.

Manufacturers of medical devices or pharmaceuticals can apply virtual twins to develop new or improve existing products and therapies used to save or improve human life, as well as the equipment that produces those goods. Innovative ideas can be sustainably developed because concepts can be virtually simulated and evaluated before physical production.

A digital twin also has application in healthcare facilities; a digital replica of a hospital can help create a safer, more secure environment for employees and patients.

With such a positive contribution to sustainable innovation, business leaders are increasingly recognizing the power of digital twin technology to advance digital transformation and innovation.

How is virtual twin technology addressing Life Sciences & Healthcare industry challenges?

Combining virtual technologies, analytics and artificial intelligence creates the conditions to revolutionize healthcare.

Shaping a more patient-centric healthcare model

Enhancing understanding of the human body's complexity – from its DNA to tissues and organs to the organism as a whole – by connecting research from disparate teams around the globe


Sustainably developing safe, disruptive new products and therapies

Advancing scientific innovation through unlimited modeling and biorealistic simulation to evaluate and test potential impacts on the human body, all before physical manufacturing

Re-assessing manufacturing strategies

Continuously improving production processes, and developing capacity models to reduce time to market and adapt production lines as demands ebb and flow

Virtualizing clinical trials to bring new medicines and vaccines to market faster

Transforming the clinical trial experience for partners, including patients, sponsors, CROs and research sites through evidence generation, data management and decentralized clinical trials

Symposium virtual human body - Dassault Systèmes

7th International Symposium of the Virtual Twin of Human & Living Heart

The Living Heart Project has opened our eyes to the potential of virtual twins for healthcare, connecting global data and knowhow into 3D realistic human simulations of the human heart.

Watch videos from our most recent symposium that brought together leaders from academia, the medical device and pharmaceutical industries, clinicians and regulators to share advances in the use of simulation for human body for development of new treatments and precision patient care.

You’ll discover the key challenges and synergies needed to create a roadmap towards digitalizing the human body for the  a future of preventative, precision and personalized health.

Our mission now is to systematically create virtual twins for the entire human body and usher in a new era of medical innovations.

Steven Levin - Dassault Systèmes
Steven Levine
Founder, Living Heart Project & Senior Director Virtual Human Modeling, Dassault Systèmes

How are digital twins used in healthcare?

Dassault Systèmes develops partnerships with medical ecosytem to improve pharmaceutical manufacturing performance and innovate to heal heart and brain diseases


Dive into several initiatives such as Living Brain and Living Heart projects currently in use by researchers, device manufacturers and doctors to develop highly accurate virtual models for reproducing conditions and testing treatment options.


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