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  • Posted by Pei Li Teh & Callum McCulloch
  • December 3, 2019
  • Webinars

Webcast: Portfolio analysis - Go/No-go decisions

Webcast: Portfolio analysis - Go/No-go decisions

When a pharma company is either considering acquiring a new agent, or developing one in-house, marketers need to understand the impact on the overall portfolio and decide whether to make a go or no-go decision on that asset. Watch this webcast in which Research Partnership's Pei Li Teh and Callum McCulloch (who are both from our Singapore office) discuss how market research insights allow you to make confident go/no-go decisions in portfolio planning.

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  • Posted by Pei Li Teh & Wan Ling Neo
  • November 15, 2019
  • Articles

Launching novel oncology therapies in Asia: Identifying and communicating value

Launching novel oncology therapies in Asia: Identifying and communicating value

Novel cancer therapies are offering patients new treatments and better outcomes worldwide. Recent changes in healthcare policies across APAC have reignited interest in the region as a strong market for oncology, such as China's fast tracking approval of therapies for severe and rare diseases and Vietnam's plan to cover health insurance for 80% of the population. Unfortunately, the often eye-watering costs of these new therapies means that, currently, for the many patients who still have to pay for treatment out of pocket, novel therapies are beyong reach. Pharma brands need to demonstate clear value if they want to achieve success. 

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  • Posted by Wan Ling Neo & Ethel Gay
  • November 7, 2019
  • Webinars

Webcast: Portfolio analysis - Tracking for success

Webcast: Portfolio analysis - Tracking for success

Portfolio Analysis and Optimization looks at how honing strategy across multiple agents in the same therapeutic category leads to marketing success. As pharmaceutical companies simultaneously develop and in-license multiple products that can cost millions of dollars, portfolio management is about selecting how to allocate resources and marketing efforts across multiple assets. This has significant impact on the bottom line. 

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China: How to strategise and win in the world's fastest changing healthcare market

China: How to strategise and win in the world's fastest changing healthcare market

In this paper, our experts Marc Yates, Pei Li Teh and Brett Gardiner discuss the China healthcare reforms which affect pharma and propose how to build the market understanding required to launch a brand effectively in this exciting region.

With a population of 1.4 billion people China has always been an attractive prize to the pharmaceutical industry. However, China has historically been a tough market to crack and few multinational companies have seen a good return on their investment. But in 2019, the 70th anniversary of the communist party’s victory, the outlook has changed completely and now pharma is rushing to leverage the many opportunities that China offers.

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  • Posted by Rachel Howard
  • October 23, 2019
  • Articles

Market access in Brazil: All eyes on Spinraza

Market access in Brazil: All eyes on Spinraza

Director Rachel Howard asks, “What does Brazil’s unprecedented risk-sharing agreement in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) mean for the future of market access in Brazil?

In April 2019, Brazilian Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta announced a pilot agreement for access to Biogen’s Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) treatment Spinraza (nusinersen) through the Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS). This is the first agreement in Brazil to include a risk-sharing model, in which the government only pays for the drug if there is improvement in the patient's health. In a country where it typically takes years for innovative pharmaceutical products to be reimbursed in the public sector, manufacturers wishing to obtain market access for their products in Brazil will be watching this example closely to see how it plays out.

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