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European Life Sciences Start-Ups Maintain Early Investor Allure

Venture capital investment in life sciences companies continues to rise. In 2017, biopharma and medtech start-ups raised $19.7 billion worldwide. European businesses retained a robust share of that global take and investors expect that trend to continue.

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GE Healthcare’s New Value Proposition: The Strategic Language Of Software

For an industry whose central structural dilemma is the slow pace of progress from bench to bedside, GE stands out as an exemplar of success – its performance on speed-to-market product launch has been studied extensively by big pharma strategists. GE Healthcare’s Tom McGuinness tells In Vivo how his division is doubling down on this record, using software and data analytics to help biopharma become more efficient in moving products to patients.

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Value-Based Health Care: US Lags In The Global Shift To Outcomes

The adoption of value-based health care concepts among US providers is happening, albeit slowly. In what is an unusual reversal of pioneering health care concepts, the pace is being set elsewhere – in Europe – rather than in the US, even if the direction of travel has been firmly established. Boston Consulting Group experts give In Vivo an interim update on the progress and outlook for VBHC.

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In Vivo's Deals Of The Month, February 2018

In Vivo's editors pick January's most significant deals, including Roche's acquisition of Flatiron and Moderna's latest big private fundraising. (Free article.)
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Mid-level Player In A Big-league Market; Merck KGAA Plots A US Strategy Beyond Bavencio

Mid-size biopharma companies are industry’s “stealth” players, occupying a small but important space in the race for new innovative therapies. In Vivo explores the growth prospects of one of the more prominent entrants in this space, Merck KGAA, whose fortunes depend heavily on building a strong oncology and immunology franchise in the US market.

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Biopharma R&D Productivity And Growth 2017: Big Pharma Closes The Gap

Catenion updates its annual list of the year's top pharma R&D performers. R&D productivity declined for the first time since 2014. Mid pharmas continue to dominate the top 10, but big pharmas are making inroads.

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True To Its Word, LivaNova Sheds CRM – To MicroPort

One of the cleanest and swiftest M&A deals of recent months was the twinning of LivaNova's CRM business with MicroPort's enhanced ambitions in a $10 billion global market. What now for these two medtech innovators?

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Data And The Digital Horizon: Perspective From The Agency C-suite

While digital health applications represent a major opportunity for biopharma, acting on the premise – and realizing its promise – depends on quantum-level shifts in organizational design and cultural resilience to disruptive change.  In an In Vivo interview, Omnicom Health Group’s SVP for Data Solutions Christina Kim says industry progress toward a digitized future varies, but the necessity to act is clear. 

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Pixium Vision Won't Lose Sight Of Patient Needs In Drive For AMD Solution

Keeping the patient at the center is just as important in the development of high-risk innovations that serve unmet needs as it is for all other medtech solutions. That is the view of Pixium Vision CEO Khalid Ishaque, whose company is on the cusp of taking many dry-AMD sufferers out of blindness with artificial bionic vision technology. It recently performed the first successful human implantation and activation of its Prima implant.

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Immuno-Oncology Is Making Pharma Step Up Its Diagnostics Game

Immuno-oncology has significant diagnostic needs including identifying patients most likely to respond to therapies. Current diagnostic approaches often fall short, due in large part to the complexity of the biology driving therapy responsiveness. As such, the biopharma industry is exploring many emerging approaches covering tumor, immune and even microbiome-related pathways and biomarkers.

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US Medtechs Won't Rest On Laurels After Excise Tax Victory

In the polarized environment of Washington DC, the US medtech industry was becoming increasingly concerned as 2017 turned to 2018 that the medical device sales tax would be reinstated after a two-year suspension. AdvaMed chairman Nadim Yared tells In Vivo about the efforts and lobbying that got Congressmen onside just in time – but the battle doesn’t stop there.

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Execs On The Move, February 2018

An interactive look at recent executive-level company changes and promotions in the biopharma, medical device and diagnostics industries.

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Deals Driving Oncology: ImmunoGen CEO Mark Enyedy on Biopharma’s Year Ahead

Cancer continues to reign in 2018 as the emperor of all maladies, with almost boundless opportunities for companies with a solid base in new science and a differentiated therapy set that can be tailored to the needs of individual patients not served by the current standard of care. ImmunoGen CEO Mark Enyedy tells In Vivo that there’s never been a better time for drugmakers in the oncology marketplace.

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Doubling Pharma Value With Data Science

A once-in-a-generation opportunity has opened to digitally redesign a core part of the biopharma business. Capturing the opportunity requires vision and leadership; it’s not about the technology.

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The Tailor Will See You Now – J&J's EMEA VP Explains Total Care Partnership For Hospital Systems

Johnson & Johnson's global CareAdvantage system, a tool to help hospital systems deliver quality care efficiently and affordably, was launched in spring 2017. Almost a year into the initiative, Hugo Breda, the group’s EMEA vice president, explains the role that J&J plays as it brings its unique care provision concept to clients.

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Biopharma 2018: Is There Still A Place For Pharma In The New Health Care Economy?

2018 will be a time of transition in health care, when biopharma’s counterparts in adjacent industry segments scale up in a radical redesign of their traditional business models. Biopharma is not moving as quickly, and it confronts a strategic dilemma on how to address the prospect of a much more powerful set of rivals in the ongoing battle to own the patient experience in medicine.

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Deals In Depth: January 2018

In a $1.2 billion deal, Takeda and Denali are jointly developing and commercializing Alzheimer's antibodies. Celgene did two big oncology bolt-on acquisitions, buying Juno and Impact. Chinese company BeiGene completed a $758 million follow-on public offering.
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Deals Shaping The Medical Industry, March 2018

Derived from Strategic Transactions, Informa’s premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Dealmaking column is a survey of recent health care transactions listed by relevant industry segment – In Vitro Diagnostics, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceuticals – and then categorized by type – Acquisition, Alliance, or Financing. This month’s column covers deals announced in February 2018.  
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Device/Diagnostics Quarterly Deal-Making Statistics, Q4 2017

Device fundraising during the fourth quarter totaled $2.6 billion, making it the strongest quarter of the year. Q4 M&A activity reached $3.9 billion, higher than Q3's $3.4 billion, but still one of the lowest quarters of the year. Both fourth quarter diagnostics financings and M&As hit an all-year low of $622 million, and $2.8 million, respectively.

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