Life Sciences and Healthcare

From Start to Future—The Artificial Pancreas Forecast

Medical Technology Forecast It is estimated that, in 2017, nearly 415 million adults had diabetes (both Type 1 and Type 2), and this number is expected to increase to 630 million by 2045. Diabetes patients on insulin therapy have traditionally relied on multiple daily injections (MDI) or insulin pump therapy with continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). […]

Boost in Paragraph Four patent challenges drives competitive generics marketplace

Much attention has been given recently to the volume and pace of generic drug approvals by the FDA as that agency has prioritized increasing competition in the market to control costs.  Less attention has been given to the number of first-time Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) and the outlook for competition in those generic drug […]

Fatty liver disease, NASH surge amid global obesity epidemic

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and the more severe form of this disease called non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, are two increasingly prevalent diseases characterized by the progressive accumulation of fat or triglycerides within the liver. This accumulation occurs in the absence of excessive alcohol consumption. It can lead to inflammation, oxidative damage and the development of […]

Immune-related and genetic disorder products drive Cortellis Drugs to Watch 2019

Seven drugs are set to enter the market in 2019 and achieve blockbuster status by 2023, according to Cortellis Drugs to Watch 2019, from Clarivate Analytics. Therapies targeting diseases characterized by genetic disorder and/or excessive immune response (including autoimmunity) dominate the list, with six agents out of the seven, and a strong showing by orphan […]

Busy biopharma M&A activity closed out 2018

During the fourth quarter of 2018, Cortellis Deals Intelligence registered 140 new mergers and acquisitions (M&A) with a total disclosed deal value of $33.1 billion as part of its ongoing coverage of M&A activity in the life sciences sector compared to 153 and $20.3 billion in the third quarter and 151 and $100.7 billion in […]

Biopharma licensing finished with a strong Q4

During the fourth quarter of 2018, Cortellis Competitive Intelligence   registered 1,073 new deals (excluding mergers & acquisitions) with a total disclosed deal value of $46.1 billion as part of its ongoing coverage of licensing activity in the life sciences sector. The totals represented a 7.4% increase from 994 and a 41.4% increase from $27 billion […]

In multiple myeloma, B-cell maturation antigen emerges as promising target

This is a Cortellis Market Insight report, an ongoing series featuring expert reviews of hot topics in the biopharma field, with analysis and discussion on the factors currently affecting the industry. Data leveraged for this analysis were gathered from Cortellis from Clarivate Analytics. There remains an unmet need for patients with multiple myeloma (MM), particularly […]

Tips for implementing a successful nurse leadership rounding program

With the healthcare industry’s focus shifting toward a more patient-centered care delivery model, organizations are looking for innovative approaches to improve their rounding practices. One such approach to rounding aimed at improving patient engagement is the involvement of nurse leaders in the rounding process. While establishment of such a program certainly seems to boost patient […]

Med-tech’s feverish investment outpaces biopharma

In every type of financing, from IPOs and follow-on public offerings to private placements and venture capital rounds, the med-tech industry produced more money and completed more financings in 2018 than the prior year, reflecting the same significant jump in activity seen with its biopharma counterpart. What is different, however, is that med tech experienced […]