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The growing impact of Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) on pharmaceutical supply chains.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been touted as the final nail in the coffin of globalisation, confirming the nationalisation of key industries and products. With respect to pharmaceutical manufacturing, this is accelerating a trend which has been ongoing for 10 years, the repatriation of drug manufacturing from Asia to the US and Europe has […]
CRO Sector – M&A drivers and market trends – Q1 2022
Whilst the pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption on research and clinical trials, it has also launched the clinical trial landscape into a new area, one with the enhanced utilisation of decentralised trials and the long-awaited embracement of digital technologies to deliver improved patient care, reduced clinical trial costs and speedier outcomes. We have also seen […]
Discovery CROs: what is the “balanced business model” and how is this valued?
Discovery Contract Research Organisations (“CROs”) essentially provide lab-based discovery services such as medicinal chemistry, biological screening etc to pharma companies and biotech, and this business segment has exploded in size, sophistication and value in recent years and is now a focus of both M&A and PE investment. This is covered in our forthcoming white paper […]
Predictions for Life Sciences Industries for 2022, and no ‘San Francisco’ This Year!
The Covid 19 pandemic continues to have a major impact on the healthcare industry, both positive if you are close to the discovery and provision of treatments for this infection and negative if you are selling certain other drugs, such as antibiotics or providing care services, which have been negatively impacted by this pandemic. However, […]
CDMO Market Update
We are pleased to share with you the CDMO Market Update – November 2021, where we analyse global M&A activity and public market valuations in the CDMO sector. H1 2021 was an exceptional start to the year with 48 deals in total in the CDMO sector, almost reaching the total annual transactions in the previous four […]
CRO Sector Update: March 2021
M&A and valuations in the CRO sector – March 2021 The level of impact that Covid-19 has had on M&A activity is comparable to that of the Great Financial Crisis, however, the rebound has been notably stronger. In the last year c.70 deals completed with a significant contribution from the second half of the year. […]
Cell and Gene Therapies: Challenges in Scale-up to Commercial Manufacturing
The cellular therapy and gene therapy fields are undergoing very rapid growth. This includes a large and growing number of products in the development pipeline, and new products with significant sales, including blockbusters, now entering world markets. Billions are being invested in research and commercial development with markets in $10s of billions expected in the […]
Blockchain applications in clinical trials and the impact of COVID-19
Blockchain technology first came on the scene in 2017. Since then it has generated high expectations: blockchain applications in clinical trials have always had the potential to automate outdated ways of working and rapidly piece together disparate data sets, in a secure and auditable manner. Somehow, it seems as if blockchain failed to live up […]
CRO Sector Update: June 2020
The impact of COVID-19 on M&A and valuations in the CRO sectorUnsurprisingly, the CRO market, like many other sectors has been impacted markedly by the global pandemic. Global trials have been suspended as patient recruitment has become strained and operating sites closed. Pharma sponsors have begun to rethink how to adapt the drug development paradigm […]
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