Life Sciences Newsbrief – December 2012, Issue #50

Thought Leadership

mHealth Insights: How is mobility driving business for pharmaceutical companies?

With the increasing influence of mobility through wireless devices and cellular phones, more pharmaceutical (pharma) and medical device companies are using the technology to realize business goals and enhance their relationship with providers and customers. But to get the most value, companies need a mobile strategy that addresses user engagement, the convergence of data, security and other considerations. Read the November issue of mHealth Insights to discover what elements are necessary for an effective mHealth framework and how pharma and medical device companies are using mHealth to engage both internal and external stakeholders.

Click here to download the full article and watch the video New business models for pharma and medical device companies.

MoneyTreeTM venture capital funding: Biotech bounce

Venture capital funding in the Life Sciences sector, which includes the Biotechnology and Medical Device industries, gained in Q3 in terms of dollars from the second quarter of 2012, but the sector still trended downward for the year according to the MoneyTreeTM Report from PwC and the National Venture Capital Association based on data provided by Thomson Reuters. Click here to read the full report.

India Pharma Inc. Gearing up for the next level of growth (PwC/CII report)

The Indian pharma industry is showing signs of healthy growth and is likely to be in the top 10 global markets by value by 2020. In order to drive profitable growth in the future, companies will have to rethink the way they do business today. Recent trends like mobile health along with innovations in health insurance and medical technology are enabling the industry to deliver superior healthcare services. Further, the industry has seen many regulatory interventions over the last one year, which will require careful consideration by pharmaceutical companies as they plan their future strategies.

In this report, we look at the different types of growth levers that have fuelled the growth of the Indian market and emerging new business models, as well as the key success factors that need to be kept in mind to achieve sustainable long-term growth. Download India Pharma Inc. Gearing up for the next level of growth.