Mohanad Fors has a passion for digital technology. He co-founded the Novartis Biome, a digital innovation lab and series of open innovation initiatives. He also led the team that developed a first-of-its-kind app called FocalView, launched by Novartis in the US in 2018. FocalView is an ophthalmic digital research platform created with Apple’s ResearchKit. It enables patients participating in studies of experimental eye disease treatments to test their vision on their iPhones® – without having to visit a doctor. The app collects real-time, patient-reported data, which researchers use to track disease progression. By making clinical trials more accessible and flexible, FocalView could increase the volume and accuracy of patient data. Ultimately, the work of Mr. Fors and the team that developed FocalView could improve our understanding of eye diseases and help lead to new and better treatments.