As the costs of bringing drugs to market continue to rise and pricing pressure bites, pharma is looking for new ways to create value and drive efficiencies, including partnering with tech giants and agile start-ups to create technology solutions that lead to improved and diversified revenue streams. In doing so, pharma companies must self-disrupt to stay ahead in an increasingly competitive and demanding market.
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The life sciences industry’s commitment to digital transformation is increasing, but few organizations are digitally maturing. Here’s how companies can take an enterprisewide approach to digital transformation.
Lot-to-lot variability is a common problem in bioprocess manufacturing, one that frustrates efforts to plan more effectively for downstream output. Pressure to achieve lot-to-lot consistency has intensified in recent years. This is partly due to more stringent regulatory requirements, in particular around trace metals. The pressure also reflects internal demand for manufacturing efficiencies, as biopharmaceutical companies grapple with issues such as rising drug-development costs and tougher barriers to market access.
Safe and efficient delivery is a fundamental challenge for personalized medicine, gene therapy and genetic medicine. Specialized and unique delivery systems are required, depending on the biology and the physiology of the target. Of the many and varied efforts to develop controlled-release, nano-compartmentalized therapeutic agents, Liposomes and Lipid-nanoparticle (LNP) systems are two of the most promising.
In the 12th edition of EY’s medtech report, The Pulse of the Industry, we examine the annual performance of the medical device industry in the context of the technological advances and rising customer expectations associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution. To thrive in this transformative age, medtechs must adapt their business models to meet the increased expectations of consumers and other health care stakeholders.
An increasingly data-rich healthcare sector presents both opportunities and challenges for the MedTech industry, just as it does for the health systems and patients served by MedTech products.
Used intelligently and appropriately, the vast quantities of real-world data emanating from multiple healthcare sources, such as electronic medical records (EMRs), claims databases, products and disease registries, provide the raw material for real-world evidence (RWE) that can inform strategy and decision-making throughout the MedTech-product lifecycle.
Mike Ward, head of pharma content, sat down with Srinivasa Karri, a strategist with Oracle Health Sciences, to discuss the survey findings and highlight how companies can best manage the torrent of clinical data from multiple sources that will underpin their regulatory submissions.
US FDA is an ever-evolving organization, from recent changes to facility inspections under its so-called "Program Alignment" initiative, to plans to harmonize the agency's Quality System Regulation with international quality systems standard ISO 13485 – just to name two big-ticket reforms.
Adoptive Cellular Transfer (ACT): Novel Cancer Trials Demand That Participating Sites Act Differently
As more pharma and biotech companies bring their ACT platforms to the clinic, there is a need for the assistance of clinical research organisations (CROs) to support the conduct of clinical trials. Valued for their relationships with trial centres, CROs have been thrust into the forefront of operationalising ACT studies. So what can sites expect and commit to when participating in ACT trials?
Iron deficiency is a global public-health challenge in need of urgent attention. It affects more people than any other nutritional disorder, particularly in the developing world, but also with significant prevalence in industrialized countries
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