Insights on Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products

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The essentials of healthcare innovation

– The pandemic has raised the importance of healthcare organizations actively choosing, evolving, accelerating, and extending their innovation efforts, a new survey reveals.
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How the medtech industry can capture value from digital health

– Medtech companies could play a major role in the digital transformation of healthcare that is under way, but they will have to... make some big changes to the way they operate—and fast.
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What’s ahead for biotech: Another wave or low tide?

– Even in tough times, investor expectations and deal making in biotech are surging. Can the sector maintain its strong growth?
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Africa needs vaccines. What would it take to make them here?

– For decades, private companies, investors, and public-health leaders have taken a pass on domestic vaccine manufacturing. But... a confluence of circumstances may be changing the calculation.
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Fulfilling the promise of advanced analytics in oncology

– Advanced analytics will transform cancer care, but companies have been slow to adopt it. Progress requires a strategy that not... only builds data and talent but also embraces experimentation.
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Getting to work: Employers’ role in COVID-19 vaccination

– Employers can consider a set of actions that supports COVID-19-vaccine adoption among employees by building conviction and making... vaccination as convenient and “costless” as possible.
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Feeling good: The future of the $1.5 trillion wellness market

– Our new survey shows that a rise in consumer interest and purchasing power presents opportunities across markets, especially as... consumer spending rebounds.
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Genomic sequencing: A vital tool in combatting the pandemic

– As variants of the COVID-19 virus emerge, genomic sequencing could help boost the public health response and provide the impetus... to create value for future crises.
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Can a Japanese pharmaceutical become a social innovator?

– Santen CIO Minori Hara explains how IT is enabling the ophthalmological company to deliver a holistic sense of well-being around... eye health.
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On pins and needles: Tracking COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics

– Key stakeholders will need to continue to monitor and adapt to new data and new variants emerging across the globe to respond... effectively.

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Future of pharma operations

Pharma companies are experiencing a wave of innovations – from new treatment modalities, to smart machines, advanced analytics, and digital connectivity. This selection of articles presents strategies and insights to capitalize on these innovations and advance quality, efficiency, resilience, and workforce agility in pharma operations. Contact us to learn more.

Coronavirus vaccines progress: What’s next?

The rapid development of the COVID-19 vaccines is having a profound effect on the world. This collection takes a closer look at the development, rollout and future of vaccines.

McKinsey insights on cell and gene therapy

Continuing advances in cell and gene therapy (CGT) are transforming how we treat and potentially cure certain diseases. This collection of articles provides an in-depth look at the opportunities and challenges ahead and the implications for stakeholders in this fast-evolving field. Contact us to learn more.

The rise of health technology

Health technology continues to push the boundaries of how healthcare is delivered and has the power to create breakthroughs in our understanding of disease. This collection of articles and interviews explores the evolving role of health technology in the life-sciences sector and implications for key stakeholders. Contact us to learn more about our work in this field.

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COVID-19: Implications for business

– Our latest perspectives on the coronavirus outbreak, the twin threats to lives and livelihoods, and how organizations can prepare... for the next normal.
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Digitization, automation, and online testing: Embracing smart quality control

– The smart quality approach allows pharma companies to digitize, automate, and integrate their quality controls, making them faster,... more effective, and more efficient.
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All in the mix: Why US COVID-19 cases rose and fell, and what comes next

– Some people get out and about more than others. That might be a key and overlooked factor in recent declines in US COVID-19 case... counts—and could have implications as society reopens.
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Looking ahead in US consumer health: An interview with Scott Melville

– Self-care, digital health, and e-commerce will all play a central role in shaping the future of wellness, says the CEO of the... Consumer Healthcare Products Association.
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Operations can launch the next blockbuster in pharma

– Pharma operations has long centered on avoiding missteps, especially in quality and compliance. But with the Fourth Industrial... Revolution, operations could launch pharma’s next innovation blockbuster.
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First-time launchers in the pharmaceutical industry

– Increasingly, small biopharmaceutical companies are launching their new drugs themselves rather than relying on large pharma companies... to do it for them. How can they get it right the first time?
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How Japan’s medtech leaders can use M&A to create a competitive advantage

– Companies that invest inorganically during a downturn generally emerge stronger than their competitors. Japanese medtech companies... have the cash, the incentive, and the opportunity to do just that.
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A new portfolio model for biotech

– An emerging model for biotech companies could disrupt the R&D landscape and open up new ways to invest, motivate teams, and... shape the innovation pipeline.
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Making quality assurance smart

– Pharmaceutical and medtech companies can dramatically improve quality assurance processes by applying a ‘smart quality’... lens and cutting-edge technologies.
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The risks and challenges of the global COVID-19-vaccine rollout

– A realistic assessment of the heroic effort to administer billions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines to an agonized global population... is necessary—the stakes could not be higher.
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Smart quality: Reimagining the way quality works

– Pharma and medtech companies that adopt a proactive approach to managing the quality function can generate value far beyond improved... regulatory compliance.
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