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4th July 2019

CRO sector M&A drivers and market trends

Contract Research Organisations (CROs) typically provide discovery and development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices industries (frequently referred to as sponsors), but can also support foundations, research institutions and universities. CROs co-ordinate and execute activities throughout the R&D pathway, by organising and conducting clinical trials to test the new molecule in humans. As […]

Insights
19th June 2019

Women in leadership positions within the healthcare sector

Women in healthcare represent 65% of the workforce The pharma industry has changed dramatically in recent decades, not only in terms of the vast strides that have been made in science, but also in terms of the leadership landscape. In the 1970s, it was highly unlikely that a woman would be running one of the […]

Insights
19th June 2019

The healthcare industry: primed to profit from AI and machine learning

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning in healthcare and life sciences holds the promise of reforming the industry. Generating and harnessing mass pools of data, the healthcare and life science industries are particularly primed to profit from the potential of AI, offering the unearthing of hidden insights in a world of unstructured data. Frost and […]

Insights
13th December 2018

Top 10 panellist recommendations from our breakfast briefing on: Successfully building and realising value in your services business

2018 has been a strong year at Results International, and having closed multiple deals involving services business, it is evident that there is a strong appetite for services companies with in-demand skills and scale from both buyers and investors. But how are these companies building and realising value without compromising the quality of their service […]

Insights
22nd November 2018

M&A from a CFO’s perspective: Interview with Avecto’s Rachel Cunliffe

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is often the unsung hero of an M&A process. From preparing three-year financial forecasts to answering detailed questions on vendor legal agreements, all while continuing the day job; the CFO plays a pivotal role. It is an area we actively encourage entrepreneurs and investors to bolster throughout their growth phase, […]

Insights
22nd November 2018

Pharmaceutical and laboratory equipment industries transition to digital health

The healthcare industry has largely been a late market entrant when it comes to digital technology, but this trend is changing rapidly as pharmaceutical and laboratory equipment companies increasingly develop digital health capabilities. Several factors have led these two healthcare subsectors to focus on digital health. On the pharmaceutical front, stricter regulation, changing reimbursement models, […]

Insights
22nd November 2018

Private equity: changing attitudes to European healthcare

The private equity community’s interest in healthcare has been moulded by its perception of it being an evergreen industry that is resistant to economic cycles and driven by underlying fundamentals and undeniable long-term trends. The fact is, as we are living longer with an ageing population, there is an increasing prevalence of chronic diseases due […]

Reports
20th September 2018

Biosimilars: prospects and challenges

The adoption of biosimilars varies from country to country, which is invariably linked to regulatory and market access issues. These differences have made it difficult for many investors to make decisions about entering the market with confidence. The situation should improve as more biosimilars reach the market, their benefits become embedded in healthcare systems, and regulatory pathways […]

Insights
10th September 2018

Software solutions hold the key to laboratory automation

The idea to automate laboratory processes is not a new concept. Equipment containing at least some form of automation has been developed since as early as the second half of the 19th century. It certainly isn’t surprising that scientists have long sought to automate experimental processes, as any laboratory scientist can attest, many of the […]

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