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Minimizing Product Expiry

26 April, 2022

Pharmaceutical companies are increasingly facing issues in managing product expiries. Lack of a streamlined S&OP process, limited visibility of stocks at distributors / stockist and lack of a structured mechanism to identify and liquidate near expiry stock are some of the key reasons for high expiries.  Ineffective expiry management leads to significant revenue and bottom-line impact.

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Treatment compliance is a key challenge in the management of chronic diseases

31 March, 2021

Pharmaceutical companies are increasingly facing issues in managing product expiries. Lack of a streamlined S&OP process, limited visibility of stocks at distributors / stockist and lack of a structured mechanism to identify and liquidate near expiry stock are some of the key reasons for high expiries.  Ineffective expiry management leads to significant revenue and bottom-line impact.

“Operations Strategy - Minimizing Product Expiries” outlines industry benchmarks, strategic initiatives that needs to be implemented to minimise product expiries and our approach for the same. 

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Treatment compliance is a key challenge in the management of chronic diseases

05 October, 2021

Life Science companies should increasingly optimise treatment regimens with differentiated offerings to reduce, or manage, the growing 'pill burden'. This should drive favourable patient outcomes, drive HCP satisfaction, and bring India closer to global average on adherence / compliance. 
 

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Winning the OTC/OTX Game

30 September, 2021

Globally there is a significant shift towards self-medication and the world is moving towards the concept of self-care. This trend is driving the growth of global OTC segment in developed and emerging markets. UC’s recent engagements clearly indicate similar trends in India.

 

UC has developed a paper “Winning the OTC/OTX Game”, which illustrates emerging opportunities and strategies to win in the segment. The paper stresses the need for Pharma companies to develop a deep understanding of therapy categories laid out on a continuum from sustenance to acute relief.  This would include knowing their inherent characteristics including prevalence of a condition, consumer understanding and the prevalent practice of proactive self-medication, which in the Indian context is largely influenced by ‘home remedies’ and a history of a medical practitioner’s prescription for the condition being addressed.  Further, the paper outlines a 6-point agenda, which Pharma companies can adopt to create a compelling OTC/OTX value proposition.

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Rx to OTX Pharmaceuticals Transitioning Strategy

30 September, 2021

Pharma companies who are strategically evaluating the potential of developing an OTC/OTX portfolio would benefit from a nuanced approach, especially around the formulation, positioning for indication(s) and associated branding efforts. Time to market considerations including in-licensing efforts, own vs third party manufacturing and GTM planning are crucial to success.

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Six Strategies to Win the OTC/OTX Market.

24 September, 2021

Winning in the OTC/OTX market will require a clearly articulated strategy. Pharma companies will find it useful to deploy six strategies to win in this market.

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Life Science Digital Transformation Architecture

15 September, 2021

Life Science companies need to clearly articulate digital value propositions for their key stakeholders while developing their digital architectures. Doing so across a disease management continuum will allow for specific, digital architectural components to be developed. Winning the digital strategy wars will require organisations to smartly manage the interface between technology, people, and processes to provide their stakeholders with a truly transformative and compelling digital experience. 

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Battling the Diabetes Challenge.

14 September, 2021

India’s diabetes burden is set to increase significantly over the next 25 years. Battling the challenge will require increased and improved efforts towards screening and diagnosis. Reimagining treatment pathways and choices, along with innovative digital strategies for disease management will be critical.

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Sustainable Differentiation Strategies for Life Science Companies

06 August, 2021

Life Science companies are increasingly differentiating their strategies with sustainability practices aimed at reducing their carbon footprint, optimising the usage of natural resources, creating sustainable product compositions and developing responsible as well as sustainable supply chains.

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Building of a MedTech Major Three Phased Strategy

21 July, 2021

Having achieved dominance in global markets, MedTech majors are now deploying their ‘third wave of strategy’ which will see more focus on shaping healthcare outcomes, forward integration into services, business model and delivery innovations. 

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Increasing Adoption of Healthcare Companies

14 July, 2021

Health practitioners are seeing a rapid increase in patients with chronic disorders like stress and fatigue over the past years. Increasingly, alternative therapies are being adopted as adjunct strategies to manage chronic conditions, even as consumers are pro-actively choosing alternative therapies to enhance general well-being.

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Refurbished Medical Equipment: Market - shaping Strategies

09 June, 2021

The global pandemic has forced a rethink on the state of public health and the cost of healthcare. Refurbished equipment provides a reliable, cost effective solution to delivering healthcare in highly challenged developing markets. Market-shaping strategies by Life Science & Medical Technology companies are critical to driving large scale adoption in India and other regional, developing markets. 

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2021 - The Reshaping of Healthcare 

23 April, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic will permanently re-shape the healthcare landscape by driving a major rethink on widely held assumptions and incumbent practices. 

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Therapy Leadership Strategies - Assessing Digital Readiness

24 March, 2021

Driving digital strategies to attain therapy area leadership is critical for Life Science companies. To achieve this objective, a better understanding is needed of patient disease awareness, possible social stigma, access to health care practitioners and to digital tools, as well as the impact on the quality of life. 

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Rx to OTX Pharmaceuticals Portfolio Assessment

09 March, 2021

In developing their OTC/OTX portfolios, Pharma companies would benefit from a nuanced understanding of therapy categories laid out on a continuum from sustenance to acute relief. Not all categories lend themselves equally to an OTC/OTX play. This would include understanding their inherent characteristics including prevalence of a condition, consumer understanding and the prevalent practice of proactive self-medication, which in the Indian context is largely influenced by a history of a medical practitioner’s prescription for the condition being addressed. 

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Indian Healthcare Innovation Landscape

September 2019

The Indian Healthcare Landscape will gradually be transformed by disruptive startup’s with their innovative ideas, as well as traditional incumbents that are experimenting with newer approaches to creating and delivering health products and services.  This UC Executive Summary on “Healthcare Innovation in India” sets out the key innovation themes and broad trends in the areas of Diagnostics, Medical Technology and Digital Health.  The shifting and shuffling of the healthcare industry landscape has clearly begun.

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India’s Evolving Dairy Landscape 

September 2019

India’s Evolving Dairy Landscape captures the snapshot of Value Added Dairy Products (VADP) in Indian dairy industry, in the recent times. Although the VADP size and share in overall dairy market has rapidly increased since 2008, EBITDA margins do vary significantly.

For more information on our Crop Science & Food consulting practice 

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Competing with 'Generics'

June 2018

The Indian Pharma Market is witnessing a drive towards “genericisation”. Developed and emerging markets have evolved towards genericisation. Further, genericisation may drive consolidation; many small players may not be able to survive the stringent regulations, while large players will strengthen generics presence through acquisitions. 

For more information on our Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology consulting practice

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Accountability: Angst, Awareness, Action

15 March, 2012

India is poised at a crucial juncture in its post-independence history. Accountability, the heartbeat of governance, is under siege. The epidemic of unaccountability lurks beneath India’s myriad tragedies, conquering the spirit of the citizen and con-straining India from unlocking its full economic and social potential.

For more information on this book

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Emerging Healthcare Landscape of India

23 November, 2017

Emerging Healthcare Landscape of India: The healthcare landscape of India is rapidly evolving and transforming. In this Executive Summary, UC sets out the market dynamics and regulatory changes that are impacting Pharmaceuticals, Medical Technology, Diagnostics, Institutions and Digital Health.

For more information on our MedTech consulting practice

Saving Lives – The Promise of Point of Care Testing

7 July, 2011 

The past few years have heralded much excitement around the uses of Point of Care Testing (PoCT). With advancements in electronics, the miniaturisation and digitisation of technology has spilled over into the realm of medical diagnostics. Through portable, transportable and handheld instruments, PoCT is the ability to bring the diagnostic capabilities of a laboratory to the patients’ bedsides. It is effectively a potential solution to some of the health problems that India faces, especially in the context of the heavy burden of infectious diseases that plagues it and its large rural population with limited or no access to testing facilities.

For more information on our Life Sciences consulting practice

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The Future of Indian Biosimilars

29 September, 2009

The evolutionary pressure to merge the boundaries between pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in order to survive, is increasing. The current view on the Indian biosimilars industry is that at some point in the near future, it will replicate the relative success of the Indian pharma generics industry, in the global markets. The reality may turn out to be quite different. A deep chasm lies ahead for Indian biosimilar manufacturers.

For more information on our Life Sciences consulting practice

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