Pfizer will pay German biotech firm BioNTech up to $425 million in an alliance to develop more effective influenza jabs, the latest major pharma company to bank on a promising new genetic approach.
Pharma continues to lag behind the consumer space in the use of mobile marketing technologies, but the steady advance of consumer tech giants Google and Amazon into the healthcare space means that the industry will have to adapt the tools of AI, voice and chatbots into their marketing, just as their consumer brethren already have.
Intouch Solutions’ Sean Hartigan and Heartbeat’s David Sakadelis say their pharma clients are skittish about the use of chatbots and AI, with an understanding of these technologies more influenced by the grim future of Skynet in the “Terminator” movie franchise rather than the reality of where AI is right now.
In the initial excitement over the possibilities of mobile marketing, pharma rushed to create its own apps. And then these apps languished.
In seeking innovative players that could change pharma and healthcare, Med Ad News found the developer of an app that helps people determine what illnesses are in their neighborhoods; the creator of a wearable injector that allows patients on biologics to receive these drugs outside the clinic; and a designer of a deep learning network aimed at giving pharma and healthcare companies a handle on their data.
There were as many billion-dollar brands in 2017 as there have been in any other calendar year despite the cratering effects of massive patent cliffs in 2012 and 2015.
The top performers of the launch class of 2016 have very little in common – aside from the fact that none of them came from a “classic” big pharma house.
Augmented reality (AR) gained widespread attention the summer of 2016 with the addictive game Pokémon Go. But these days, AR is not just for fun. This disruptive technology is expected to drive significant changes to businesses across many industries because of its ability to combine the virtual and physical worlds.
Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have experienced incredible growth since 2013, when the first Oculus Rift VR headset hit the market and provided a whole new sense of what was possible.
Current health systems built to evaluate and pay for traditional drugs are going to struggle with gene and other unusual therapies – but manufacturers can take steps before launch to define how manufacturers assess and value these new products.
This yearly review analyzes recent developments, trends and outlooks in the areas of biotechnology, biosimilars, biopharmaceuticals, biologics, biomarkers and biobanks.
Pharma marketers must listen to their customers and find ways to smooth the patient journey if they are to create effective customer experiences and create loyalty beyond the first prescription.
Consumer/Patient Experience Special Feature: Digital therapeutics – Improving the patient experience at scale
It’s no surprise that the patient experience with the healthcare system often leads to frustration and despair. With chronic disease affecting around 50 percent of the U.S. population, it puts into perspective the sheer volume of patient experiences that are being generated each day and the magnitude of the problems that need solving. The high cost of therapies, the long wait to see a physician, the administrative burden of getting a prior authorization…the list goes on. But the day is coming, and in some cases it’s already here, where a patient could have a robust health system right in their pocket.
Consumer/Patient Experience Special Feature: Masters Of The Pharma Universe: 4 Databases Every Digital Marketer Must Know
Nearly two-thirds of U.S. senior business decision-makers rank big data/analytics first among the technologies necessary for enhancing the customer experience. A similar number put “improving data analysis capabilities” at the top of their priorities.
The names of the tools may be changing, but the goal for brand managers remains the same in 2018: getting as close as possible to real patients and their needs.
Deal activity is rampant as Big Pharma gobbles up next-generation medicines and technologies to help overcome maturing pipelines and biosimilar threats.
As more innovative – yet even more expensive – therapies enter the U.S. market, brand marketers will have to find equally new and innovative ways to prove the value of their medicines to payers and patients, especially as insurance plans continue to put more of the cost burden on patients.
Express Scripts Holding Co. built a multi-billion enterprise pressuring drug companies to lower their prices for U.S. patients. Now the pharmacy benefit manager is quietly building a side business: getting paid to help drug companies dispense a new generation of high-priced drugs.
Gilead Sciences Inc. announced that Gregg Alton was appointed Chief Patient Officer, a newly created role that will facilitate access to the company’s medicines and increase focus on reaching patients. The company also announced that Diana Brainard, MD, was promoted to Senior Vice President, HIV and Emerging Viral Infections, and that Andrew Cheng, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, decided to leave Gilead to pursue another opportunity.
New York state sued Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin maker of widespread fraud and deception in the marketing of opioids, and contributing to a nationwide epidemic.
Chief Technology Officer Rick Batycky is leaving Acorda Therapeutics to take over the helm of an unnamed biotechnology company.
As Novartis wrangles with the fallout from the Swiss drugmaker’s association with Michael Cohen and the fees it paid his consulting company for access to the administration of President Donald Trump, the Swiss pharma giant brought on a new chief ethics officer.
Collaboration partners Evotec AG and Haplogen GmbH announced that Haplogen will enter into a multi-year drug discovery and development deal with Bayer AG to focus on pulmonary diseases.
Outcome Health Announces Partnership with American Liver Foundation to Promote Updated Screening Recommendations for Hepatitis C
Outcome Health announced a partnership with the American Liver Foundation to raise awareness of liver disease, specifically hepatitis C.
Mustang Bio Inc. and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital announced that they have partnered and entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement for the development of a first-in-class ex vivo lentiviral gene therapy for the treatment of X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (“X-SCID”), also known as bubble boy disease.