Insights on Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products

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The European public-procurement opportunity: Delivering value in medtech

– Value-based procurement is a reality today. To capture the opportunity in today’s European medtech-public-procurement market fully, winners need to adapt to new realities quickly.
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Genetic testing: Opportunities to unlock value in precision medicine

– Advanced analysis of genomic data integrated with electronic medical records and other data sets, combined with effective reimbursement... strategies and full data-regulatory compliance, will distinguish winning diagnostics companies.
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Developing tomorrow’s leaders in life sciences

– In a sector undergoing unprecedented change, five muscles will define the successful leaders of the future.
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What’s behind the pharmaceutical sector’s M&A push

– There are lessons for other industries in the way pharma companies use mergers to innovate, work more efficiently, and bolster... product portfolios.
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R&D in the ‘age of agile’

– As innovation reshapes the pharma landscape, pharma companies will need to revisit their R&D operating models to thrive.

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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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Improving patient adherence through data-driven insights

– When patients fail to follow prescribed medical regimens, outcomes suffer. A McKinsey study points to areas pharmaceutical companies... can address to combat this long-standing industry issue.
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The European public-procurement opportunity: Delivering value in medtech

– Value-based procurement is a reality today. To capture the opportunity in today’s European medtech-public-procurement market... fully, winners need to adapt to new realities quickly.
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Building digital ecosystems in Japan

– Two Merck Healthcare digital specialists explain their company’s transformation and the impact it has had on patients.
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Digital R&D: The Next Frontier for Biopharmaceuticals

– Digital promises to transform R&D productivity over the next decade. What will it take to realize this potential?
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Digitizing healthcare—opportunities for Germany

– Society is aging and healthcare costs keep rising. By digitizing the system, health services can be provided at lower cost and... higher quality. A new study reveals the areas for and extent of potential improvements.
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Barriers to Digital@Scale: Shifting the focus from tech to culture

– Many pharma and medtech companies have a digital strategy. But to pull off a true digital transformation, it's crucial to focus... on culture and mindset, according to leaders who attended a recent European roundtable.
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Data driven decisions in cancer care

– EMR- and biomarker-based diagnostics are now ubiquitous in oncology. But several factors hinder greater use of automation and... analytics-driven decisions. This paper examines these limitations and suggests solutions.
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Change in the Japanese pharmaceutical market: Cradle of innovation or grave of corporate profits?

– Understanding structural shifts in the market can help pharma stakeholders innovate and, ultimately, deliver benefits for patients.
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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.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

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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