Clarivate Insights

Biopharma mega mergers remain a force: Q1 analysis

During the first  quarter of 2019, Cortellis Deals Intelligence registered 124 new mergers and acquisitions (M&A), a 24% increase from 100, quarter on quarter vs. last year, as part of its ongoing coverage of M&A activity in the life sciences sector (see Figure 1). However, total disclosed deal value declined by 9% to $119.2 billion […]

Empowering women

The share of female CEOs of Fortune 500 companies reached an all-time high of 6.4% in 2017, with 32 women heading major firms. But the share fell to 4.8% in 2018 after several high-profile women left their posts.[1] In the U.S., women represent 47% of the workforce, yet they hold just 21% of senior leadership […]

Potential blockbusters make a splash on market entry

Potential blockbusters make a splash on market entry Earlier this year, the Cortellis Drugs to Watch 2019 report highlighted seven drugs predicted to launch in 2019 and achieve blockbuster status by 2023. By the mid-point of the year, Zolgensma has entered the market as the most expensive drug ever launched, Skyrizi has been approved and […]

Oncology, dermatology, hematology pace Q1 biopharma licensing

During the first quarter of 2019, Cortellis Deals Intelligence registered 1,023 new deals (excluding mergers & acquisitions) as part of its ongoing coverage of licensing activity in the life sciences sector, a minor decrease of 0.6% from 1,029 in Q1 a year ago. The total disclosed deal value rose to $44.9 billion, a 26.8% rise […]

Web of Science Group to provide citation data for major UK research assessment

Project Leader Simon Thomson on supporting REF 2021 The Web of Science Group and its Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), after winning a contract in late 2018 from the UK’s four higher-education funding bodies, will provide citation data for the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. This large-scale national evaluation, previously undertaken in 2014 and […]

Is the cost of a free “knock out” search worth it?

With mounting pressures on brand and trademark professionals to stretch their budgets, there is increasing temptation to seek quick and cheaper methods to screen, search, and clear marks for primary and secondary brands, and seasonal products. In an independent research survey* on the challenges that trademark professionals face, 62% of respondents said, at one point […]