Life Sciences and Healthcare

COVID-19 Pandemic: Current Status and Medtech Impact

The ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic was caused by a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) – which leads to an unusual viral pneumonia in patients – that was first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019. It has since then spread to 205 countries and territories, with the strongest impact observed in the US, China, Western Europe, Iran, and […]

Four NMEs Hope to Keep Up Momentum in the U.S. Migraine Market

For these new entrants, differentiation is evident but access is critical – and each faces market headwinds. 2018 marked a turning point in the U.S. migraine market with the launch of three anti-CGRP monoclonal antibodies (MAbs): Novartis/Amgen’s Aimovig, Teva’s Ajovy, and Eli Lilly’s Emgality. Not only did these products become the first migraine-specific drugs approved […]

Synergy Between AI and Digital Platforms for PBMs; Driving Value-Based Programs

Both CVS Health and Express Scripts have recently expanded value-based care programs aimed at improving patient outcomes and reducing the high costs for treatments associated with oncology and cardiovascular disease, respectively. PBMs and payers believe that with seamless access to patient data, new technology such as artificial intelligence and predictive analytics will be critical in […]

The COVID-19 pandemic: European regulators respond

The COVID-19 pandemic is spreading around the world with, as of this writing, more than one million cases globally and more than 500,000 cases in Europe alone. Here we summarize how The European Medicines Agency (EMA) as well as the European Commission (EC), the Heads of Medicines Agency (HMA) and the European Center for Disease […]

Combating COVID-19: Insights from the BIO Europe conference

The Cortellis team regularly attends industry conferences to provide summaries, updates and insights on what’s happening across the life sciences R&D landscape. Here we summarize select proceedings from the spring BIO Europe Conference.*  In the wake of the coronavirus COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic and a lockdown on worldwide travel, the 14th Annual BIO-Europe Spring Partnering meeting […]

Patient access week 2020: Thank you to everyone on the front lines!

Patient Access professionals provide invaluable services to patients in their communities. Those who work in admissions, scheduling, and registration, among others, make sure that patients can get the healthcare they need. They also play critical roles in patient communications, answering questions and helping patients understand what they can expect from their individual healthcare experiences. This […]

Impact of COVID-19: 4 challenges life science companies face

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed healthcare systems across the world under enormous strain, while life sciences companies scramble to do their part in addressing the disease. Medtech companies are working harder to develop and deliver more reliable diagnostic tests or meet the soaring need for ventilators and personal protective equipment. Biopharmas are racing against time […]