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Biopharma 2020: A landmark year and a reset for the future

– Biopharma in 2020 has shown what it can achieve when it works at its best. How can the industry build on this renewed sense of purpose in the years ahead?
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A call to action: Opportunities and challenges for CGTs in Europe

– The speed at which scientific breakthroughs in cell and gene therapy translate into advances in European healthcare could depend... on how quickly stakeholders address some uniquely European challenges.
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Moving digital health forward: Lessons on business building

– Building a successful digital health business involves several strategic steps, as illustrated through the lens of six digital... health start-ups.
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Using ethnography to translate behavior to value in medical devices

– Medical-device innovators need a better way to understand the unmet needs along a patient’s health journey to ensure better... clinical outcomes. Ethnographic research offers a path forward.
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The resilience imperative for medtech supply chains

– The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted issues with supply chains around the world. As medtech companies prepare for the next normal,... they have a mandate to rebuild their supply chains with resilience as a new priority.
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COVID-19 vaccines meet 100 million uncertain Americans

– More than 100 million Americans are uncertain about vaccination. Public- and private-sector leaders can take action to support... adoption, including incremental investment in the range of $10 billion.
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Ready for launch: Reshaping pharma’s strategy in the next normal

– As pharmaceutical companies reshape their commercial models to prepare for the uncertainties ahead, personalization and digital... enablement will be crucial to launch success in the new environment.
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COVID-19 and in vitro diagnostics: New market forces at play

– The high demand for in vitro diagnostics could seed structural shifts that will have long-term implications for diagnostic-test... manufacturers.
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Speeding up to become even more consumer-obsessed: An interview with GSK’s Keith Choy

– The leader of GlaxoSmithKline’s Asia–Pacific Consumer Healthcare group describes how his organization is speeding... up to serve consumers, despite the heightened uncertainty of COVID-19.

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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.

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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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Germany’s e-health infrastructure strengthens, but digital uptake is lagging

– McKinsey’s eHealth Monitor 2020, a report on digitization in German healthcare, shows a solid—and expanding—digital... infrastructure that appeals to patients but remains underutilized by physicians.
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Why a cut-and-paste approach to digital transformation won’t cut it: An interview with the founder of Biocon

– Asian companies can reap many benefits if they not only embrace but also truly understand digital innovation, says Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw.
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Healthtech in the fast lane: What is fueling investor excitement?

– As adoption of healthcare technology accelerates, it’s a good time for healthcare companies to consider investing in digital... among nine potential “value pools.”
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The biopharma marketer of the future: Closing the gap

– Commercial leaders share the new skills brand marketers need in the digital era to move from brand building to revenue acceleration.
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Healthcare innovation: Building on gains made through the crisis

– Leaders should consider the lessons and achievements of the COVID-19 crisis in forging new innovation aspirations—and the... mechanisms needed to execute them.
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Amgen’s Brian Bradbury on advancing healthcare through data analytics

– Brian Bradbury of Amgen’s Center for Observational Research discusses the power of data and analytics to advance the understanding... of disease, therapeutic interventions, and clinical outcomes.
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An interview with Vyaire Medical CEO Gaurav Agarwal

– “What I love about medical devices is this enormous capability to deliver a better way of healthcare to so many people across... the world.”
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Reimagining how life sciences work will be done in the next normal

– The coronavirus pandemic has forced many changes in how life sciences work is done. It may be a misconception that this is the... next normal.
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Recalculating the future of drug development with quantum computing

– Two experts discuss how quantum computing can help solve intractable problems in drug discovery and development.
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Medtech innovation in the time of COVID-19: Resilience and growth during a crisis

– COVID-19 is a threat but also a call to action for organizations improving the delivery of healthcare services. Executives from... four leading medtech firms share how they have thrived during this crisis by applying their business-building capabilities.
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