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Cracking the Code of the Access Landscape in China

As the market becomes increasingly crowded and budget constraints continue in China, downward pricing pressure to secure National Reimbursement Drug List (NRDL) inclusion remains the top challenge for multinational pharma companies in this market. However, the significant uptake post-NRDL inclusion and broad access offer substantial opportunities for innovative products with clinical differentiation.   In this white paper, Trinity Life Sciences explores the highlights of the 2021 NRDL negotiation; including trends within the oncology, rare disease and chronic disease therapeutic areas…

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Reimbursement of Digital Therapeutics in the U.S.

Digital therapeutics (DTx) are impacting how patients are treated, interact with their providers and think about their own health. DTx have garnered interest from the investment community as well as pharma companies seeking an integrated digital offering. However, payers have not yet established a clear framework for integrating these technologies in their plans. Coverage of DTx to date has been limited and the outlook for it is unclear. We spoke to four medical and pharmacy directors from large payer organizations…

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Smarter Commercialization Investment for First Launch Biopharma

With more momentum than ever to bring innovative medicines to market, there is increased pressure on emerging companies to get the launch right. The industry has seen record-breaking funding for therapies in recent years, and many have been commercialized by emerging biopharma companies launching for the first time. For many of these emerging biopharma companies, optimizing commercial launch spend is a critical consideration pre- and post-launch, and with limited funds it can be easy to misjudge the timing of key…

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Valuing an Early-Stage Asset in Pharma and Biotech

In 2018, Trinity Life Sciences published a white paper titled, How to Approach Asset Valuation in Pharma & Biotech: Putting a price tag on emerging therapies. At the time, pharma and biotech firms were seeing venture investment growth of ~20% per year. This trend has only accelerated alongside the value of co-developments, partnerships, joint ventures, licensing agreements and other deals nearly doubling from 2019 to 2020. Quantifying the value of underlying assets throughout the clinical development process remains vital to…

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Empowering the Next-Generation Launch Model

The pharma industry has seen dramatic shifts in scientific innovation over the last decade with a trend toward orphan markets, personalized medicine, higher priced products and new modalities including cell and gene therapies, oligonucleotides and others. COVID served to further accelerate scientific innovation, driving a near record-breaking number of FDA approvals, astronomical venture capital funding and remarkably rapid development and rollout of ground-breaking products (including anti-virals, novel antibodies and mRNA vaccines). However, as Trinity Life Sciences discussed one year ago,…

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Reimagining Work Models in the Life Sciences: Implications for the Future of Work

The Changing Work Model for Life Sciences. When considering a work environment that will be sustainable in this new working world, life sciences companies have been examining policies and addressing how and where employees should work though lack objective sources of data to make informed decisions. The life sciences industry as a whole lacks work-model data. Like many organizations globally, certain work-model assumptions need to be validated or debunked. For example, Employees should be at company headquarters if or when…

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Dawn of a New Era: Evolving Needs, Solutions and Technology in U.S. HEOR

The U.S. health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) field has seen many changes over the last decade, including significant growth driven by payers, regulators and clinicians who are increasingly looking to Real-World Evidence (RWE) as a valuable source for patient-level data. To understand the implications of this growth, the Trinity Life Sciences Evidence Strategy team sought to gain a multi-disciplinary view on where and how HEOR experts see the field evolving and to better understand how HEOR capabilities can be…

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The Future of Leading Hybrid Conferences

The Example of ASH 2021 Medical conferences are designed to bring bright minds together and pique interest and curiosity. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), American Society of Hematology (ASH), European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), Gene Therapy for Rare Disorders, and other medical conferences play an important role in disseminating clinical and scientific information. Attendees range from physicians to investors, and the conferences provide a forum for peer-to-peer interactions, exposure to current research, innovative trends and an environment…

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Diversity in Clinical Trials Participation: A Life Sciences Perspective

Providing optimal care to all patients is an imperative that unites the various, interconnected parts of the medical field, from primary care to the pharmaceutical industry to the work of large academic medical centers. Over the past 30 years, there have been exceptional advances in care, treatment, diagnostics, and early identification of disease. Unfortunately, even with these many technological advances, addressing the importance of diversity has been lagging. Since the advent of clinical trials, recruitment has been largely centered on…

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Women Representation in Life Science Consulting Leadership

Over the past few years, there has been a spotlight on gender representation in leadership in a wide range of industries. Women are underrepresented in healthcare and biotech companies, despite evidence showing that companies that don’t have equitable representation perform worse compared to those that do. While this is recognized, there is a lack of understanding about the scope of the problem within life sciences consulting. In general, there is a lack of transparency on these issues, with a resulting…

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