FT Global Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Conference 2014 - Highlights

| December 9, 2014

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The future is arriving fast for the life science industry. Convergence is happening along the entirety of the industry value chain, blurring the boundaries between pharma, biotech, generics, devices and broader healthcare companies. Advanced technologies and materials, once the realm of science fiction, are now starting to emerge and can be expected to play a much greater role in the research efforts of life science companies in the future. Emerging market companies are expanding and edging their way to the top table as innovator drug companies.

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PANTAI HOLDINGS BERHAD

Pantai Group is anchored by more than 890 doctors and 2,800 nurses in Malaysia, delivering quality, service and value through a full spectrum of integrated healthcare services and a wide range of ancillary services including laboratory and rehabilitation. Leveraging on a strong track record of managing world-class hospitals, the Pantai Group continues to make a difference in people’s lives through excellent patient care, while steadily expanding its reach in markets where demand for quality care is strong and growing.

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Article | April 9, 2020

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Pricing of drugs – at what cost?

Article | February 27, 2020

We go into a doctor’s office and leave with a diagnosis and a prescription. Next we stop by the pharmacy. In Germany, if your insurance is not private, you mostly don’t even know the price of your drug because it’s paid for directly by your insurance. You only notice the 5-10 Euros copay. But how is a drug priced in Germany? And (how) does data play a role in helping pharma secure an attractive price point? Let’s fast forward directly to the launch of a new drug. At the time of launch, the pharmaceutical company has to present patient level evidence of the drug’s added value compared to existing comparative therapies. In the first year, however, the drug’s price can be defined freely by the company.

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How Pharma Companies Can Scale Up Their Knowledge Discovery with Semantic Similarity Search

Article | March 6, 2020

Pharma has deep roots in human history with centuries of folk pharmaceutical knowledge offering a hit-and-miss range of natural remedies. But the industry as we know it today actually emerged in the second half of the 19th century when the world’s first factory for the sole production of medicines was found. By the late 19th and early 20th century, some chemical companies had already begun using research labs to explore the medical applications for their products. Fast forward to today and the pharmaceutical sector is a global trillion-dollar industry. However, to ensure the safety and efficacy of drugs, the process of drug discovery and development is under extensive scrutiny and control on both national and global levels.

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Clinical Development Risks and Issues in a COVID-19 World

Article | March 20, 2020

Global clinical guidelines have shifted the industry toward risk-based approaches for the planning and execution of clinical trials. The ICH’s guidelines for Good Clinical Practice state that sponsors should evaluate identified risks against existing risk controls by considering “the likelihood of errors occurring, the extent to which such errors would be detectable, and the impact of such errors on human subject protection and reliability of trial results” (ICH E6 R2).

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PANTAI HOLDINGS BERHAD

Pantai Group is anchored by more than 890 doctors and 2,800 nurses in Malaysia, delivering quality, service and value through a full spectrum of integrated healthcare services and a wide range of ancillary services including laboratory and rehabilitation. Leveraging on a strong track record of managing world-class hospitals, the Pantai Group continues to make a difference in people’s lives through excellent patient care, while steadily expanding its reach in markets where demand for quality care is strong and growing.

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