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Wargaming in HCV

Wargaming in HCV

Our client had a product ready for launch in the HCV landscape. A number of new competitor products were expected to alter the market dynamics. Given the stage of development of both our client’s product and the competitors, a number of different scenarios could have played out. Consequently, the company wanted to conduct research in order to feed into strategy development for their product. What would physicians think of the new entrants and how could this be leveraged to ensure a successful launch?

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Patient Assistance Programme Evaluation for Cardiovascular Conditions

Our client had launched a self-injection treatment for cardiovascular conditions and were creating an accompanying Patient Assistance Programme (PAP) to educate patients in the use and uptake of this product. The client wanted to understand how successful the PAP was at meeting the needs of patients, trainers and prescribers, and whether it positively differentiated them from competitors. They wanted to evaluate each individual component of the PAP (e.g. brochures, website, videos, training kits, patient emails), the clarity of each component and their usefulness across the patient journey. They also wanted to identify any gaps or needs for improvement in the PAP.
 

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Multiple Sclerosis new medical device research

Our client wanted to find out how best to develop an implantable delivery device with add-on services in the Multiple Sclerosis market. We were tasked with finding out whether such a device would be accepted by HCPs and patients. We also needed to identify the perceived benefit to stakeholders and offer ideas on how to optimize the device offering through the look of the device, its design and additional features.

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Shifting perceptions of the use of probiotics in IBS Management

Our client was planning to launch an over-the-counter (OTC) probiotics product for the purposes of improving IBS management and wanted to understand current perceptions, practices and usage  amongst a range of healthcare professionals  in emerging markets. They wanted to uncover potential leverage points to build a strong storyline  and communication strategy for their product, which would encourage healthcare professionals to recommend its use to their patients.  

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Understanding the patient journey and addiction treatment pathways

Our client had previously conducted some research and knew that a large proportion of target patients also had addiction issues. They wanted to know more about addiction treatment pathways and the issues that this large proportion of their customers and potential HCP treaters were facing. Therefore, they were seeking further insights to gain a 360 degree understanding to better serve their customers needs.  

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