Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/10/2012 -- Mounting pressure to reduce the cost of R&D and boost productivity has resulted in pharma companies undertaking radical strategies as the search for efficiency continues. With the ongoing patent cliff triggering a wave of patent expiries, pharmaceutical R&D is at a turning point.
- Provides an overview of the key R&D challenges facing pharma today as well as pharma's solutions to alleviate these pressures.
- Trend analysis of R&D metrics, both industry wide and on a case-by-case basis for key Big Pharma companies.
- Insight into pharma's R&D externalization strategies, supported by case study analysis.
- Case study analysis comparing and contrasting the performance and clinical pipelines AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Roche, and Sanofi.
As a short-term solution to increase profitability, the numerous companies have slashed their budgets, including R&D investment, but in the long term, downsizing may not prove to be sustainable, and as a result companies are placing a greater focus on collaborative R&D.
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Externalization has become a core strategy in order to overcome R&D challenges, with companies opting to source their drug candidates via M&A, collaborations, licensing/co-development deals, venture capital investments, and partnerships with universities, spreading the cost and risk of drug development.
Pharma companies have re-evaluated their R&D pipelines in recent years, focusing on high growth, niche areas, while deprioritizing areas with low unmet meet. Consequently, leading pharma companies are focusing on developing candidates for secondary care indications while simultaneously reducing their efforts in primary care diseases
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- What are the key R&D challenges facing pharma today?
- What strategies is the industry employing to alleviate pressures on R&D?
- What types of externalization strategies are pharma companies using to bolster the clinical pipelines?
- What are the key drivers and strategies that have shaped the clinical pipelines of leading pharma players?
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