Global Biopharma R&D Productivity And Growth Ranking
Overall Decline In R&D Productivity Continued In 2019
An analysis of the R&D productivity of the world’s 30 largest public pharmaceutical companies reveals an overall drop in R&D productivity, but this should not hide the fact that some companies are still performing extremely well.
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The superior R&D and growth performance of mid-sized companies like Celgene, Gilead, or Biogen can be attributed to a number of factors such as the size of the R&D budget, portfolio focus, a good mix of internal and external innovation sourcing, but most importantly a strong culture, leadership, and the ability to attract the right people. Part 3 of Catenion’s review of pharma R&D productivity.
Companies such as Novartis, Roche or Takeda are heavily invested in the advanced therapeutics field, usually spreading their bets across multiple modalities. The remaining challenges offer opportunities for the next wave of innovation to transform the field once again and make a dent in the larger market of common diseases and solid tumors.
A turbulent 2021: we are now in our eighth year of reviewing R&D productivity and corporate growth of the top 30 biopharma companies. While 2021 was dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, biopharma as a whole had a good but not great year.