Competitive Intelligence

Diverse approaches in immuno-oncology

A fascinating range of insights into the ways in which the immune system can be harnessed to fight cancer was provided by Global Engage’s Immuno-Oncology Research & Technology Series meeting this month in London. The conference comprised five concurrent tracks covering cutting-edge developments in fields such as cell therapies, novel antibodies and neoantigens. Some of […]

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 […]

Ten hacks to gain a valuable edge in your patent searches

Patent searching is by no means an exact science. With a plethora of search tools and consulting practices to choose from, there is no “one size fits all” to guarantee the successful capture of all relevant prior art. But if you follow these best practice guidelines, the chances of obtaining more targeted, accurate results will […]

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 […]

Licensing deals driving the life sciences industry in Q3: notes and trends

During the third quarter of 2018, Cortellis Competitive Intelligence registered 984 new deals (excluding mergers & acquisitions) with a total disclosed deal value of $26 billion as part of its ongoing coverage of licensing activity in the life sciences sector compared to 1,060 and $20.8 billion in the second quarter and 1,158 and $33.6 billion […]

Q3 M&A deals driving the life sciences industry

Trends in M&A volume and deal value During the third quarter of 2018, Cortellis Deals Intelligence registered 131 new mergers and acquisitions (M&A) with a total disclosed deal value of $16 billion as part of its ongoing coverage of M&A activity in the life sciences sector compared to 113 and $104.6 billion in the second […]

Life is better when someone reads all your patents for you

Keeping up to date with the latest patents is a critical necessity for any technology related business.  But scanning through the weekly alert is a major challenge. You need to filter out what is not relevant before you dive deeper into the patents of interest, but after a while the titles all look the same, […]

Generics companies, responding to tough times, steer towards higher-risk portfolio strategies

These are tough times financially and strategically for many generics companies, particularly in the U.S., the world’s largest pharmaceutical market. Manufacturers are experiencing falling net prices driven by customer consolidation and increasing competition, coupled with a lack of operational flexibility and a landscape of new product opportunities significantly different from those of the past. Additionally, […]

What’s in a name? The art and science of determining patent ownership

Patents are rights of ownership.  They confer the right to exclude others from using your invention without permission which you may grant freely, under license, or not at all.  The control of how the rights are used resides with the owner.  Establishing true ownership is important when assessing a technology landscape or identifying potential competitors, […]

Life sciences M&A deals in the fourth quarter of 2017: updates and trends

During the fourth quarter of 2017, Cortellis Deals Intelligence registered 122 new mergers and acquisitions (M&A) with a total disclosed deal value of $92.3 billion as part of its ongoing coverage of M&A activity in the life sciences sector compared to 121 and $30.1 billion in the third quarter and 111 and $22 billion in […]