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Collaboration In Pharma Is Surging

There is probably no headline that comes out of a pharmaceutical company more frequently than one relating to collaboration. Collaboration between pharmaceutical companies and academia, hospitals, start-ups, and large pharma has been happening for a long time. However, the focus on collaboration has intensified in recent years, and for the right reasons. In fact, you […]

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Top 5 Pharma & Medical Device Blog Posts From February 2018

Now that March is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in February – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. Interest In AI And Cognitive […]

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Philanthropy Continues To Increase In Pharma

It’s true that life sciences companies are in the business of developing medicines, devices, and other therapies to treat medical conditions. It’s also true that hearing stories of patients who have been helped by the use of medicines and medical devices can be incredibly rewarding. However, many successful companies feel the urge to take more […]

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Sustainability Is More Important Than Ever In Pharma

The business of sustainability remains an important aspect of pharmaceutical and medical device companies for a number of reasons. A recent report from the Boston Consulting Group found that pharmaceutical companies that have more ethical operations are more profitable and valued than their competitors. In fact, to reduce the risks associated with environmental, social, and […]

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Interest In AI And Cognitive Is Rising In Pharma

Artificial intelligence (AI), cognitive computing, and machine learning are becoming more common in the industry. The need to scour and analyze large sets of data is giving life sciences companies new intelligence that would never have been realized before. The technology is making a big impact on healthcare decisions and patients. When it comes to […]

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Innovation And Digital Are Changing Life Sciences

The industry continues to flex its muscle when it comes to innovation through the use of digital technology. While life sciences companies over the years have tended to be laggards in this respect as compared to other industries, they’ve really come to understand the importance of using digital technology. It’s a necessity. It’s an integral […]

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Top 5 Pharma & Medical Device Blog Posts From January 2018

Now that February is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in January – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. [Guide] 2018 Pharmaceutical And Medical […]

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Building Better Safety Profiles With Real-World Data & Evidence

The use of real-world data has exploded in recent years and will continue playing a crucial role in 2018. Almost every major pharmaceutical and medical device company conducts real-world studies to build better safety profiles for their products, as well as support initial study findings. Real-world data can come from a variety of sources including […]

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Patient Support Programs Are Making A Big Difference In Pharma

Living with disease and undergoing treatment can be life-changing. Patients may not understand their diseases, their treatment options, or even the implications of the medications they’re taking. The process can be confusing, complicated, and worrisome. With digital transformation becoming more sophisticated and prevalent, pharmaceutical and medical device companies have stepped up to the plate with […]

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How Many Novel Drugs Were Approved In 2017?

When it comes to drug approvals, 2017 was a great year for the pharmaceutical industry. According to Reuters, the number of drugs approved in the United States was the highest number in 21 years. In fact, the 46 novel drugs that were approved was more than double what was approved in 2016. This figure doesn’t […]

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[Guide] 2018 Pharmaceutical And Medical Device Industry Trends

Knowing for certain what the future holds is impossible. Trends, on the other hand, are more predictable. In fact, there’s probably no better indicator of emerging or future trends than recent history. That is exactly how we determined the trends we anticipate seeing in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries in 2018. This guide does […]

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Top 5 Pharma & Medical Device Blog Posts From November 2017

Now that December is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in November – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. Top 25 Biotech Companies European […]

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EMA Issues Brexit Guidance To Pharma

Pharmaceutical companies selling their products in the UK need to consider the impact Brexit will have on their operations. Some changes will need to be made before the UK leaves the European Union on March 30, 2019. In a press release, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said: “The guidance document outlines the practical and simplified […]

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Top 25 Biotech Companies

We’re all intrigued by rankings and flock to them for good reason. When it comes to ranking companies by market capitalization, you can assume that the named companies are leaders in their own right. They never stop innovating. They never stop changing. They never stop investing in their business. These are companies that we can […]

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6 Applications And 1 Real-Life Example Of IoT In Life Sciences

I recall hearing Michael Farrell, the CEO of ResMed, speak about how important the Internet of Things (IoT) is to his company. There’s probably not a better case study of IoT in life sciences than ResMed. The medical device company specializes in sleep apnea products and solutions. They also happen to be the makers of […]

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Top 5 Pharma & Medical Device Blog Posts From September 2017

Now that October is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in September – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. How Merck & Facebook Are […]

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Lessons From Mark Zuckerberg’s Alaska Trip & Early Facebook Days

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, recently took a trip to Alaska as part of his personal challenge to have visited every state in the U.S. by the end of 2017. In a post, he shared his thoughts on Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend, which provides residents with a portion of the oil revenue the state makes. Each […]

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Consider This When Migrating To Argus Safety

When I’m approached by clients to discuss safety projects, it is generally about implementing Oracle’s Argus Safety, upgrading the system, or discussing their ability to comply with regulatory requirements. Recently, I was asked about migrating from a legacy drug safety database to Argus. We discussed the methods available, such as leveraging an Oracle dump, a […]

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EudraVigilance: Some Things To Consider Right Now

E2B(R3) So, there we have it, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has finally issued a statement, which confirms the date of release for the bigger, better EudraVigilance: November 22, 2017. Time to go into panic mode? Absolutely not. But, here are some of the things you should be thinking about as the deadline approaches: Training […]

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Obamacare Repeal Could Fuel Pharma And Biotech Acquisitions

Just last week, the house voted to repeal Obamacare, and much has already been covered in articles readily available on the internet. But the Senate has already stated they will write up new legislation that will take into consideration the House bill. No timeline for the Senate to produce its new legislation has been set, […]

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