The problem? In some patients, they make a huge difference. In others, they don’t work at all.
From a bench-science standpoint, that’s fascinating. But if you’re a pharmaceutical executive thinking seriously about pipeline asset acquisition, translating large-molecule science into high-profit marketability is fraught with complexity.
In this White Paper, we will look at new and changing trends in pipeline acquisition, discuss difficulties inherent in the current marketplace, and offer worthwhile perspectives on pitfalls and opportunities based on our experience offering strategic guidance to pharmaceutical companies on a global scale.
Big pharma pipelines are not what they used to be
The majority of new drugs measure their success in increments.
Orphan drugs and tightly targeted MOAs offer the most exciting breakthroughs, but they offer them to smaller and smaller groups of patients. New cancer drugs are launched with great fanfare even when their pivotal studies suggest they offer a scant three months’ improvement over the competition. Small molecules are languishing. Biologics, once heralded as an arena of unbounded promise, are nearing the end of their patent lives, negotiating payments worth millions to keep biosimilars off the market.