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Flex Health Outsources To A Medtech Industry In Flux

Flex Health Solutions' role in the medtech space is helping other companies develop superior products for the broadest market appeal. Its ability to source ideas for medical design from other parts of its $24 billion business means it is already leveraging the Fourth Industrial Revolution, just at the point that the industry is undergoing dramatic change.

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Patent Prognosis: Pfizer’s Chief IP Counsel On The Year Ahead

For the biopharma industry, nothing is more important than patent protection in preserving that vital license to operate, especially now that IP is a key component of the global supply chain. Pfizer’s chief IP counsel Roy F. Waldron provides an overview of industry strengths and vulnerabilities – and what to do about them – as the IP policy front moves forward in 2017.

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In Vivo's Deals Of The Month, January 2017

In Vivo's editors pick January's most significant deals, including J&J's Actelion acquisition and a big launch for Vir Biotechnology. (Article free with registration.)

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Category Focus Rewards Biopharma Shareholders

For decades, biopharma companies have relentlessly pursued growth, counting on pure scale and M&A cost synergies to create value. This strategy is reaching its limits and becoming counterproductive, according to Bain & Co. analysis. Megamergers that don’t produce category leaders also don’t create portfolios that are likely to deliver attractive shareholder returns over time.

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BTG Has The Firepower For Its Next Steps In Interventional Med

UK-listed BTG PLC shares the UK life science industry's concerns about long-term negative fallout from Brexit, but it finds itself in a relatively comfortable position. The acquisitive interventional medicines company says it has plenty of firepower for more M&A.

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GE Healthcare Embraces Solutions Role In Growing Regen Med Sector

GE Healthcare’s Life Sciences business continues to build its asset base in the cell and gene therapy sector, and after several strategic M&A deals in recent months is facing 2017 in a confident mood, according to Phil Vanek, cell therapy growth leader.

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Diagnostics In 2016: From Alere To Zika

No significant trends emerged in diagnostics M&A or financing this past year, which did see the introduction of several government-funded initiatives, elements of which will bolster diagnostics innovation. As in other sectors of health care, the biggest question is how the incoming Trump administration could change US regulatory and funding policies.

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The Disruptive Impact Of Retail Clinics

Retail health clinics are undergoing an intense period of partnering and business model change. Although the value proposition is rock solid, the real test will be whether clinics can offer complementary services to traditional primary care, and working with provider groups, help achieve the goal of population health management.

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Atlas Genetics Ready To Play Its Part In The POC Workflow Revolution

Do it once, do it right and do it quick: when it comes to diagnostic testing, that suits patients and payer systems that are pursuing budget-sensitive, quality-driven health care solutions. It could also be the shorthand mission statement of POC diagnostics developer Atlas Genetics, which is developing a new IVD platform technology for infectious disease tests.

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Execs On The Move, February 2017

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

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Pharma's Reputation In A Post-Fact World

How should an industry built on expertise, evidence and facts adapt to a new, break-the-wheel era that’s had enough of the experts? Four points to act on before the Tweetstorm visits the C-suite.

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Life Science’s Tangled Bank Of Business Models

The pharma industry is experiencing an explosion of new business models, more numerous and specialized than we're used to. Companies need to pick the right model and adapt faster and better than their competitors. Part 3 in a series from Brian Smith's new book, Darwin's Medicine.

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J&J Ups The Tempo In The March Toward Value-based Health Care

Johnson & Johnson's CareAdvantage plan represents a major commitment to working with providers on patient outcomes and reducing costs, and looks beyond the mere price of products. As the group doubles down on value-based health care, its rivals in the medtech devices space will have a lot to reflect upon.

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Generics In Europe: Search For Greener Pastures?

As global market conditions change and companies seek to fill gaps in their service model to payers and patients, are the business interests of originator and generic firms moving closer toward alignment? Surprisingly, the answer may be yes, according to Medicines for Europe director-general Adrian van den Hoven.

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Medtechs At The Wheel In New Health Care Landscape

2016 was a year of surprise and change in political circles, but that's nothing new for the medtech industry, which over a number of years has become accustomed to health care systems demanding different and ever-higher levels of service. Smart medtechs have been ahead of the curve, but the whole industry now factors in clients' wider needs in a holistic approach to patient care. Many companies' current M&A policies are already reflecting the changes to come.

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Mid Pharma Companies Show Strength In Dealmaking

Datamonitor Healthcare's mid pharma peer set, a group that boasts efficiency in R&D but still relies on business development for growth, has signed a significant number of alliances over the past six years to build out the pipeline in innovative areas.

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Biopharma Quarterly Dealmaking Statistics, Q4 2016

Biopharma companies closed out 2016 with $9.6 billion in financing, the strongest quarter of the year. M&A deals reached $12.2 billion in value, led by Lonza's takeover of Capsugel; most of the fourth quarter's largest partnerships were built around innovative platforms in antibodies, peptides and gene therapy.

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Deals Shaping The Medical Industry, February 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 January 2017

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