P4A sponsors World Orphan Drug Congress Europe 2019

Leading specialist market access consultancy Partners4Access has announced their gold sponsorship of the biotech industry conference World Orphan Drug Congress (WODC) Europe. The event will take place at Hotel Sofia, Barcelona between November 13-14, 2019. P4A’s Sophie Schmitz, managing partner; Akshay Kumar, partner; Aparna Krishnan, director and Nicola Allen, associate director will be attending the…

Orphan Drugs in Colombia: Practical Limitations to Access

By Ciaran Cassidy, Analyst Email: ccassidy@partners4access.com Colombia, like much of Latin America, is receiving attention from the pharmaceutical industry as an emerging market (1). Through the introduction of a universal healthcare system, it seems to provide an attractive opportunity for manufacturers. In this article we will review the Colombian healthcare system from an orphan drugs…

Scaling the healthcare wall: is Mexico an attractive market for high cost drug makers?

By Jack Rawson, Analyst Email: jrawson@partners4access.com At first glance Mexico presents a significant opportunity for drug manufacturers, with a large population of over 126 million, a developing economy and universal access to reimbursed healthcare. The aging population is also placing an increased need for healthcare services and statistics on the demand for drugs are favourable.…

Germany’s first outcomes deal for CAR-T-cell therapy

By Ciaran Cassidy, Analyst Email: ccassidy@partners4access.com Novartis recently announced an innovative reimbursement scheme with the GWQ –  (a body representing a small number of insurance funds in Germany) –  for its CAR-T cell therapy, Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel). Since September 2018, Kymriah has been used to treat patients up to the age of 25 with refractory and…

Future-proofing 2019 plans: P4A’s 6 Orphan Drug, Cell & Gene Therapy trends to watch out for

2019 is expected to a strong year for the orphan drug industry with an expected 10% surge in sales growth. Contributing to this growth will be new treatment launches particularly from cell and gene therapies. As these novel therapies are geared towards commercialization, the industry is witnessing a change in approach by manufacturers, regulators and…

Sustainable funding of cell and gene therapies: bluebird bio puts the ball in the payer’s court

By Nader Murad, Associate Consultant Email: nmurad@partners4access.com At JPMorgan’s  37th Healthcare Conference in 2019, bluebird bio provided its strategic outlook and plans for the year where it highlighted its pipeline progress and commercial activities. bluebird’s pipeline consists of several gene therapies which have demonstrated in clinical studies a high likelihood of potentially curing severe rare…