Insights on Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products

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How data is changing the pharma operations world

– Pharma companies have a great opportunity to turn a buzzword into exponential impact.
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From product to customer experience: The new way to launch in pharma

– In increasingly crowded drug markets, a strong clinical profile is no longer enough to ensure a distinctive launch. To be successful,... pharma companies need to launch not only products but also experiences.
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Real-world evidence: Driving a new drug-development paradigm in oncology

– The potential for real-world evidence is expanding, particularly in oncology drug development. To compete, some companies are... investing in robust real-world data and analytic capabilities.
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Five things to know about biosimilars right now

– In the biosimilars market, companies face declining prices and rising competition. What themes will shape the industry in coming... months, and how can players set themselves apart?
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How new biomolecular platforms and digital technologies are changing R&D

– By going digital, biotech pioneers with promising biomolecular platforms are improving drug discovery and development—and... changing the pharmaceutical industry.

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Biopharma Frontiers:
What the future holds for the industry

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

The pharma launchpad

Ideas for pharma and biotech looking to invest for launch success.

Spotlight on Japan

As the world’s second-largest pharma and medtech market, Japan has historically been an innovation center for the industry.... But amid an evolving healthcare landscape, this collection of articles and interviews looks at what opportunities and challenges executives at life-sciences companies need to address.

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Shaking up the value chain

– Data and digitization are creating a growing array of value-creation choices in industries as diverse as pharmaceuticals, mining,... and energy.
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Leading change in the Japanese pharma market: Innovating for the future in an uncertain present

– Jacques Nathan, president of Sanofi Japan, discusses what’s ahead for his changing sector.
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How data is changing the pharma operations world

– Pharma companies have a great opportunity to turn a buzzword into exponential impact.
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Bringing an animal health business into the fold

– Two senior Boehringer Ingelheim executives, Joachim Hasenmaier and Felix Gutsche, discuss the global pharmaceutical company’s... deal with Sanofi to acquire its animal health business.
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Designing a healthy future for medical devices

– Design is increasingly a business imperative, but medtech companies have been slow to embrace it. What benefits might a focus... on medical-device design bring, and how can companies get started?
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Collaborating to address our global public health challenges

– Jaak Peeters, head of global public health at Johnson & Johnson, discusses the role pharma can play in addressing big challenges,... such as fighting diseases like HIV and tuberculosis.
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Operations as a competitive advantage in biotechnology

– Esteban Santos, executive vice president for operations at Amgen, explains how the company is using operations to support innovation.
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Expanding horizons for risk management in pharma

– With risks mounting, drugmakers can take a page from other highly regulated, capital-intensive businesses.
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Asia on the move: Five trends shaping the Asia biopharmaceutical market

– Enthusiasm for the biopharmaceutical sector in Asia has been flat, due in part to China’s market-access blockade, Japan’s... spending controls, and deceleration in India and Southeast Asia. Recent changes have reignited interest in the region, with important implications for pharma executives.
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How pharma manufacturers can enhance their medical information teams

– Medical information teams can be a source of differentiation if used strategically. But the evolving environment means pharma... manufacturers will need to make organizational enhancements to get ahead.
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Real-world evidence: From activity to impact in healthcare decision making

– While there is general agreement that real-world evidence could significantly improve how healthcare stakeholders make decisions,... expanding its use requires action by multiple stakeholders.
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