Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products
Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products

Helping clients outperform and innovate across the life sciences industries

How we help clients


Over the last five years, we have worked on more than 850 commercial engagements for pharmaceutical and medical product companies, giving us a strong understanding of commercial challenges and opportunities in all major therapeutic areas.


As the leading consultancy serving generics firms, we apply our deep understanding of the industry to help companies identify growth opportunities, improve operations, address regulatory concerns, and develop market-entry strategies.


We use our deep expertise in pharmaceutical operations to help clients reduce costs and improve performance. We are the industry's leading operations consultancy, serving 9 of the 10 top pharmaceutical companies and 3 of the top 5 generics companies.

Research & Development

We help companies bring drugs to patients, building innovative organizations with strong pipelines and a passion for R&D. Over the last five years, we have applied our expertise to more than 400 R&D projects and served more than 50 clients.


McKinsey combines deep expertise with cutting-edge capabilities across product design, digital, advanced analytics, and artificial intelligence, to help medtech companies better understand unmet patient, user, and customer needs, identify growth opportunities, and create new business models. From strategy development to commercialization, we help build innovative products, devices, equipment, software, and solutions that bring customer value and enhance patient outcomes.

Our people

Martin Dewhurst

Senior Partner, London
Brings over 25 years of experience to helping pharma, med tech and consumer companies develop growth strategies and drive organisational and...

Aamir Malik

Senior Partner, New Jersey
Develops growth strategies, guides M&A, and implements large-scale programs to transform performance for pharmaceutical companies

Axel Baur

Senior Partner, Hong Kong
Supports healthcare companies to develop global strategies and operating models

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Featured capability



POBOS provides information on cost, productivity and quality, supply chain performance, and quality performance across more than 35 pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Companies can use the information to understand productivity drivers and their impact and quickly focus efforts on the highest value areas.

Featured insight


Biopharma Frontiers:
What the future holds for the industry

Industry leaders and key stakeholders offer perspectives to inspire discussion and constructive debate.

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