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Set Alert for COVID-19

How COVID Boosted Medtech In The Eyes Of The World

Reaching deep and being resourceful were the in-demand attributes that medtech industry leaders brought to bear when the COVID-19 pandemic stretched health care providers almost to breaking point.

Leadership Medical Device

Health Care Provider C-Suite Energized By Pandemic Crisis

Royal Philips anticipated a degree of negative sentiment from health system managers about the outlook for innovation and progress in health care delivery when it polled the provider C-suite for its 2021 Future Health Index report. It was surprised by the actual outcome.

Leadership Healthcare Systems

Setting Ego Aside To Better Human Health

Kate Broderick, SVP of research and development at INOVIO and one of In Vivo’s 2021 rising leaders, is hopeful that greater collaboration will be the lasting effect of COVID-19.

C-Suite Speaks Commercial

Market Access After COVID-19: Sector Goodwill Or Hard Crackdown?

The pandemic has brightened pharma’s image, but drug pricing is still high on the political agenda. For US and European politicians, the health crisis has heightened the tension between supporting innovation and controlling rising costs.

Commercial Companies

India’s COVID-19 Nightmare And How Pharma Is Holding Up

A COVID-19 second wave is wreaking havoc in India but pharma appears to be holding things together for now, stretching resources amid a dip in personnel attendance and supply chain strains. Limited vaccine supplies, a spurt in API prices and an inevitable third wave could mean further turbulence ahead.

Asia Pacific India

Trailblazer Sandra Horning Is Helping Companies Break New Ground

Roche’s former chief medical officer has new career as board member to three companies, including COVID-19 vaccine pioneer Moderna, and is co-founder of a startup seeking to develop more affordable drugs. She helped pave the way for FDA’s breakthrough therapy designation and diversification of Genentech’s clinical trials.

C-Suite Speaks Clinical Trials

Royal Philips: From Medtech Supplier To Health Care Solutions Partner

Health care delivery has been transformed over the past decade, and so has Royal Philips, whose CEO Frans van Houten explains why both were necessary, and the extra impetus for system-wide change following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Leadership Medical Device

COVID-19 Vaccination Programs And Implications Of The Human Microbiome

It is vital to understand the role of the microbiome in immunity and vaccine response, and how the microbiome may impact the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccine programs in the real world.

Vaccines Clinical Trials

COVID-19 Made Its Mark On the R&D Pipeline And Novel Drug Launches In 2020

A new analysis reveals the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on pharma R&D in 2020 in two quarters: the total size of the pipeline and in the number of novel products launched in their first markets.

Commercial Companies

JCR Pharma: Crossing Oceans And The Blood-Brain Barrier

After 45 years as a domestic Japanese biopharmaceutical company, JCR Pharmaceuticals is expanding into global markets. The company is betting that its manufacturing strength – which helped land a COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing deal with AstraZeneca – and blood-brain barrier crossing J-Brain Cargo technology will lead to success in Western markets.   

Japan Business Strategies

BTG SP Makes A Virtue Of Manufacturing And Supply Discipline Despite COVID

Manufacturing and supply chain resilience ensured that BTG Specialty Pharma met its sales target in the COVID-affected 2020. Its president, Anthony Higham, explained how this was possible while the company busily  ̶  and quietly – sought new ownership, and all under the shadow of Brexit.

Business Strategies Innovation

The 14 Billion Dose COVID-19 Manufacturing Challenge

Manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines at unprecedented speed and scale is 2021’s biggest challenge – and mRNA platforms are emerging as the leaders, living up to their promise as the ideal technology for pandemic preparedness.

Commercial Coronavirus COVID-19

Will India’s $3bn Incentive Schemes Yield A $41bn Dividend?

An new $2.1bn incentive scheme for formulations follows on from an earlier scheme for APIs in India. Experts weigh in on the likelihood of industry participation and whether this $3bn push will result in $41bn of incremental sales for the industry while strengthening supply chains in a post-COVID world. 

Business Strategies Commercial

Pandemic Perspectives: Cracks In Global Supply Chain Lead To Localization Trend

Weaknesses in the global pharmaceutical supply chain, exposed and exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, have led major markets to pursue localization policies aimed at bolstering domestic production capacity. But any significant transformation promises to take many years.

Manufacturing Policy

COVID-19 – A Catalyst For Change In Patient Centricity

Astellas’ chief medical officer, Bernie Zeiher, shares perspectives on how COVID-19 has forced the health care industry to think differently about patients’ diverse needs and how the best of these changes must become the norm in delivering patient-focused innovations.

C-Suite Speaks Clinical Trials

Merck & Co, Indian Firms On Tackling Supply Chain Risks And A Hijack

Merck & Co. executive outlines how the company could sustain a “compliant supply performance” amid the pandemic, while senior officials from Sun Pharma, Cipla, Zydus Cadila and Biocon shared insights on coping with supply chain turbulence and moving away from over-dependence on China for starting materials.

Commercial Coronavirus COVID-19
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