Insights on Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products

On pins and needles: Will COVID-19 vaccines ‘save the world’?

 – Innovators are sprinting to develop inoculations against the novel coronavirus. Here, we summarize the latest information on research timelines and the potential impact of a vaccine on the pandemic—and society.

Why tech transfer may be critical to beating COVID-19

July 23, 2020 – How quickly COVID-19 vaccine production ramps up will depend on technology transfer—the capabilities and processes that...

Prioritizing health: A prescription for prosperity

July 8, 2020 – Could 65 be the new 55? Each year, poor health takes a heavy societal and economic toll. Improving the health of the world’s population...

Creating value from next-generation real-world evidence

July 23, 2020 – Leading pharma companies are applying advanced analytics to real-world evidence generation to deliver impact at scale. How can...

COVID-19: Overcoming supply shortages for diagnostic testing

July 15, 2020 – Testing is considered critical to containing COVID-19, yet many countries have encountered diagnostic-supply shortages. Understanding...

Winning against COVID-19: The implications for biopharma

April 15, 2020 – How companies act individually and collectively in the next few weeks and months will shape the outcome of the pandemic and the...

Five Fifty: Science as unusual

July 7, 2020 – Innovations in biological science have quickened the global coronavirus response—and signal broader competitive disruptions for...

Survey: In the US, people say their use of masks may endure

July 1, 2020 – Americans are largely optimistic about COVID-19’s progression, according to a new survey, and their responses suggest that the...

COVID-19: Implications for business

July 30, 2020 – Our latest perspectives on the coronavirus outbreak, the twin threats to lives and livelihoods, and how organizations can prepare...


The Rise of Health Technology

Health technology continues to push the boundaries of how healthcare is delivered and has the power to create breakthroughs in our understanding of disease. This collection of articles and interviews explores the evolving role of health technology in the life-sciences sector and implications for key stakeholders. Contact us to learn more about our work in this field.

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How prioritizing health could help rebuild economies

July 8, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has given the world a once-in-a-generation opportunity to advance broad-based health and prosperity.

Ten innovations that can improve global health

July 15, 2020 – By 2040, new technologies could reduce the total burden of disease by 6 to 10 percent.

How Zoetis’s new CEO reset priorities and empowered employees during the pandemic

August 4, 2020 – Kristin Peck explains how letting local managers make their own decisions has helped the animal-health company to weather the...

AI in healthcare: Microsoft’s Kevin Scott on how tech can treat a pandemic

July 28, 2020 – Machine learning to develop vaccines faster; wearable devices to detect illness sooner: the COVID-19 pandemic could spark significant...

Not the last pandemic: Investing now to reimagine public-health systems

July 13, 2020 – The COVID-19 crisis reminds us how underprepared the world is to detect and respond to emerging infectious diseases. We must make...

How US companies are planning for a safe return to the workplace

June 26, 2020 – In a new survey of 100 executives, respondents expect most employees to be working on-site by December. To do so, they are implementing...

Programming life: An interview with Jennifer Doudna

June 4, 2020 – The co-discoverer of CRISPR-Cas9 speaks with partner Michael Chui about how genetics technology can expand coronavirus testing...

The Bio Revolution: Innovations transforming economies, societies, and our lives

May 13, 2020 – Advances in biological science could transform economies and societies, helping to tackle global challenges from climate change...

Pharma operations: The path to recovery and the next normal

May 12, 2020 – Pharma operations leaders have increased their focus on network risk management, agile and transparent operations, and shaping...

How COVID-19 is reshaping China’s medtech industry

May 7, 2020 – With COVID-19 accelerating the underlying trends in China’s medtech industry, new business models are likely to emerge.

How COVID-19 is reshaping China’s medtech industry

April 24, 2020 – Biopharmas should consider five areas as they deal with the crisis.


IRST Cancer Center

The IRST Cancer Center helps life sciences organizations discover, develop, and distribute more effective medicines, deliver better care, and provide broader access to solutions that help patients and their families combat cancer.