Category Archives: Strategy

Is Pfizer Ready for Another Acquisition?

After Pfizer’s aborted acquisition of AstraZeneca, will the drug maker likely approach another company for takeover? This Applied Clinical Trials article discusses some background on Pfizer’s financial history, evaluates its R&D portfolio, and determines whether it is ready for another acquisition attempt. Read more…
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Pharma Feels Impact of US Tax Inversion Legislation

The recent termination of AbbVie’s deal to acquire Shire has “jolted the industry out of its reverie” by becoming pharma’s first major casualty of new US tax inversion legislation,  says research and consulting firm GlobalData.
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The Shrinking CMO Industry

By Jim Miller. Exits from the CMO industry are a more recent development that seems to be picking up momentum. Examples of CMOs leaving the industry in the past year include the contract manufacturing units of Bayer and Boehringer-Ingelheim; Pharmalucence; and SCM Pharma. There have been two principal drivers of these developments: growing demand for […]
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Unlocking the True Value of Big Data: A Pharm Exec Global Digest Special

In this special issue of Pharm Exec Global Digest: Unlocking the true value of Big Data; Data privacy and the health sciences; In-silico modeling and real-word outcomes; and more… Click here to access the issue.
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NIH Invests in Biomedical Big Data

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced yesterday that it is issuing nearly $32 million in grants for the development of strategies to analyze and leverage biomedical data sets.  The grants are part of NIH’s Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative, launched in December 2013. BD2K is funded from all 27 NIH institutes and centers, as […]
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