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Medtech Value Brands: Stepping Down May Boost The Top Line

The medtech industry has traditionally grown through innovation – new products with improved features and benefits have fueled revenue growth. However, innovation alone does not garner the price premium it once did, and manufacturers must decide whether to pursue a value brand strategy alongside their traditional premium brand, says global management consulting firm Simon-Kucher & Partners.

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Fortress Biotech: A Drug Financing Experiment Expands

Fortress Biotech has established nine subsidiary companies since 2013, each financed differently and each focused on an area of unmet need. Fortress CEO and longtime life sciences investor Lindsay Rosenwald lays out his ambitious plans for the future.

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UK General Election Misjudgment: Dismay For May Who Finds The Politics Of Greed Don't Pay

The smart money had increasingly been on a hung parliament in the UK, with the ruling Conservative party being punished for several policy slip-ups, perceived dithering by Prime Minister Theresa May and her insistence on a clean and hard Brexit led by her alone. The June 8 election did not need to be called, and today, May is ruing the fact that she has lost both the party's absolute majority and her mandate to lead on a hard Brexit.

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Olympus Dives Back Into M&A With Image Stream Medical Buy

When Olympus Corp. re-entered the M&A arena after five years of "back to the basics," it was via the purchase of a company that meets every parameter of its requirements. Nacho Abia says that OR integrator Image Stream Medical should also help the Japanese multinational stay on course to meet value-based – and ambitious mid-term sales – targets.

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Finding The Right Path To Category Leadership In Oncology

Oncology drug development is undergoing rapid shifts. Bain research shows companies that seek to lead in specific vertical categories outperform rivals that invest across a broad spectrum of cancer targets.

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Regression To The Meanest: How Markets Value Pharma Stocks

Financial markets – the people and institutions that lend companies money and estimate their worth – see pharma companies as revenue-generating, profit-sharing black boxes. Growth earns companies a break from this simplistic view, but sooner or later market valuations of pharmas seem to regress to a mean based on revenue multiples. That mean is getting meaner.

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Killer Cures: Industry Heavyweights Make Their Presence Felt In Cell And Gene Therapy

Cell and gene therapies, described as the most exciting developments in the life sciences industry, pick up more momentum with every passing month. The spiraling enthusiasm for an activity that will change how health care is delivered was captured by GE, GSK and other key industry players at a leading UK life sciences industry meeting in spring 2017.

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Liquid Biopsy On Course To Transform Cancer Management

Liquid biopsies look set to revolutionize the management of cancer patients.  A significant application could come in immuno-oncology, given the rapid uptake of IO drugs and the need to monitor changes in a patient’s immune profile over time to guide therapy selection.

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Cancer’s Next-Gen Smart Bomb: Who Will Be First To Weaponize?

With 70 clinical trials now underway on a “next generation” of more precisely targeted antibody drug conjugates, In Vivo profiles Ambrx and Sutro Biopharma, two smaller biotechs with promising technologies and powerful partners that augment their strong science with disease awareness, deep commercial networks and global geographic reach.

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Execs On The Move, June 2017

Recent executive-level company changes and promotions in the biopharma, medical device and diagnostics industries.

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Podcast: The Trump Factor – Current And Potential Changes For US Medtech

In this free podcast, In Vivo asks AdvaMed government affairs director JC Scott what the medical technology industry hopes for, expects, and fears from the new Republican US president.

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Recent executive-level company changes and promotions in the biopharma, medical device and diagnostics industries.

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2017 Fair Pricing Forum: The Message For Pharma CEOs

Pharmas were in the minority at WHO's Fair Pricing Forum, but ZS' Ed Schoonveld says that other attendees sent some messages that pharma CEOs should heed.

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EU Medtechs Keep Open Mind On HTA Options In Wider Market Access Plan

Health technology assessment for medtech products in Europe is a strictly national responsibility, but is there a case for an EU-wide HTA system that could improve medtech market access? MedTech Europe chief executive Serge Bernasconi shares his views with In Vivo.

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Schilsky On ASCO 2017: The “You” Factor In Cancer Care

ASCO’s 2017 annual meeting is expanding its focus on patient wellness beyond the clinic, with new research highlighting prevention, alternative treatments post-surgery, psycho-social factors and other issues reflecting the concerns of a growing new constituency of cancer survivors. In Vivo discusses this year’s agenda with ASCO’s CMO, Richard Schilsky.

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Deals In Depth: April 2017

Janssen got development and commercialization rights to PeptiDream's macrocyclic/constrained peptides in cardio-metabolic diseases; BD added to its strong position in medication management and infection prevention through the $23 billion takeover of Bard. A nearly $2 billion IPO by Galenica Sante helped boost biopharma financing.

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Deals Shaping The Medical Industry, June 2017

Derived from Strategic Transactions, Informa’s premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Dealmaking column is a survey of recent health care transactions listed by relevant industry segment – In Vitro Diagnostics, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceuticals – and then categorized by type – Acquisition, Alliance, or Financing. This month’s column covers deals announced in May 2017.

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Device/Diagnostics Quarterly Deal-Making Statistics, Q1 2017

Medtech companies brought in $2.3 billion in financing in Q1 2017, a slight decrease from Q4 2016; device M&A deals totaled $5.8 billion, a sharp decline from the prior quarter, but there were some billion-dollar deals. Q1 diagnostics financings – totaling $1.2 billion (thanks to a $900 million Series B round by cancer diagnostics company Grail) – showed a significant increase over the preceding quarter, as did the Q1 M&As at $700 million versus the previous $87 million.

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