businesswire | September 28, 2023
Cytel Inc., provider of quantitative insights and health data analytics to leaders in the life sciences, has acquired the Berlin-based company co.faktor GmbH with its dedicated healthcare consultancy services co.value® (market access), co.medical® (medical communications), and co.patient® (patient relations) concentrations. As a result, Cytel’s services for biopharma commercialization will gain new and complementary specialist consultancy capabilities and localized expertise for successful market access in Germany, a first wave launch country. The acquisition marks another milestone in Cytel’s strategic growth in Europe, and follows the recent acquisition of stève consultants, specialists in market access, real-world evidence (RWE), and health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) in France. Cytel now boasts a 200-person-strong access consultancy team, making it one of the only providers that offers the full fleet of advisory services, from clinical trial and real-world data and evidence analytics to global market access and local in-country Health Technology Assessment (HTA) support.
Cytel is now primed to provide global drug sponsors and their affiliate teams with advanced analytical support across the lifecycle through commercialization. Achieving favorable market access in today’s global healthcare industry is challenging and requires deep knowledge of EU national regulations. Cytel has long excelled at using proven quantitative techniques to help pharmaceutical manufacturers successfully enter new markets. To continue supporting global and local clients on their road to commercial success, Cytel has invested heavily in specialized, national capabilities in key launch markets with the recent acquisitions of stève consultants in June 2023 and SDS Life Sciences in 2022. Cytel’s most recent acquisition of the co.faktor businesses continues this investment, augmenting and extending localized regulatory support through product launch and commercialization.
“The co.faktor team is recognized as a highly specialized biopharma services provider, with a broad spectrum of services including HTA, pricing, medical communication, patient relations, and strategic consultancy in Germany. It’s no surprise they’ve shaped the field there,” said Radek Wasiak, General Manager, Real-World & Advanced Analytics at Cytel. “We look forward to welcoming them to Cytel, where they will now be supported by the full depth and breadth of our unparalleled biometrics, RWE, HEOR, and market access advisory talent.”
“Cytel and co.faktor have clear synergies, particularly when it comes to Cytel’s data know-how and co.faktor’s understanding of Germany’s uniquely complex market access and HTA requirements,” said Dr. Marc Esser, CEO, co.faktor. “By combining our deep expertise in the German HTA process with Cytel’s unique capabilities, we will be able to help our clients survive the upcoming European Health Technology Assessment (EU-HTA), a key challenge for all stakeholders in the European pharma market.”
Cytel is the largest provider of statistical software and advanced analytics for clinical trial design and execution. For over thirty-five years, Cytel’s scientific rigor and operational excellence have enabled biotech and pharmaceutical companies to navigate uncertainty, prove value and make confident, evidence-based decisions. Its experts deliver industry-leading software, data-driven analytics, real-world evidence, and strategic consulting. Headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, Cytel has more than 1,900 resources across North America, Europe, and Asia.
For more than ten years, Berlin-based co.faktor GmbH has been providing specialized consulting services with its dedicated healthcare consultancy services co.value® (market access), co.medical® (medical communications), and co.patient® (patient relations) concentrations. By synergistically combining the expertise in these areas, co.faktor offers efficient launch support with consistent messaging to all relevant stakeholders.
PRNewswire | July 21, 2023
Catalyst Clinical Research an industry-leading provider of specialized clinical development solutions, announced today it has acquired Genpro Research ("Genpro"), a Massachusetts-based global clinical research organization with staff in the US, India, and Ireland.
Genpro is a next generation services and technology partner for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical devices industry with expertise in biometrics, medical writing, RWE, and AI enabled automation product development. Genpro will continue to be led by Dr. Sachin Marulkar and the existing management team.
Commenting on the announcement, Catalyst CEO Nick Dyer said, "We are hugely enthusiastic about the addition of Genpro to our family. We share the opportunity to expand our global footprint, broaden and deepen our services, and to use the AI platform to create value for ourselves and customers in a range of labor-intensive document creation processes. In addition, our approach to prioritizing culture and treating our teams like family are similar and will act as a critical foundation for our combined company as we move forward."
Genpro CEO Dr. Sachin Marulkar added, "By joining Catalyst, we will continue to expand our biometrics, scientific reporting and technology offerings, have access to more opportunities globally, and provide our clients with additional products and services. We are excited to utilize the synergies in advancing our AI/ML technology platform to create beneficial new tools and improve the efficiency of clinical research. Catalyst is highly aligned with our purpose, values, and our relationship-driven focus. We look forward to stepping into these opportunities while still acting with the speed and flexibility our customers value and maintaining the collaborative culture that is so important to our employees."
This acquisition adds more than 120 team members in India with expertise in biometrics and medical writing further bolstering Catalyst's robust functional service offerings. This further enables biopharma, MedTech and CRO clients (current and future) to access Catalyst's specialized clinical research services, along with broader expertise in global time zones, new solutions, and early access to innovative automation platforms.
Melissa Church, Senior Vice President, Strategy at Catalyst, expressed the strategic significance of the acquisition, emphasizing its importance in advancing Catalyst's commitment to providing top-notch specialized clinical development solutions. She stated, "Catalyst is extremely intentional in its acquisition approach, ensuring we choose organizations that are additive to our capabilities and match well with our people-first culture. In Genpro we are gaining a very talented team delivering function specific biometrics and medical writing services which fits squarely in our strategic growth plan supporting both our Catalyst Flex and Catalyst Oncology solutions. This creates more value for our customers, collaborators, partners and investors long term."
Highlighting scientific and innovation focus of the deal, Kapil Khambholja, Genpro's CSO and Practice Head of Medical Writing, Real-World Evidence, and Health Economics and Outcomes Research (RWE & HEOR) emphasised both company's shared commitment for advancing therapies beyond milestones to transforming lives. Dr Kapil stated, "This partnership will propel Genpro's automation roadmap forward, aligning strategically with Catalyst's interests. We are also thrilled to see Genpro's scientific initiatives gaining momentum, and we eagerly anticipate collaborating with Catalyst's dedicated team to inspire advancements of breakthrough therapies touching lives."
About Catalyst Clinical Research
Catalyst is a clinical research organization (CRO) that provides highly customizable solutions to the global biopharmaceutical industry through two established, branded solutions: Catalyst Oncology and Catalyst Flex. The company provides full-service oncology CRO offerings through Catalyst Oncology and multi-therapeutic Client- or Catalyst-managed functional services through Catalyst Flex. With around 1000 staff and offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia-Pacific regions, Catalyst's flexible service model is built from more than a decade of listening to customers, devising customer-centric solutions, and helping customers drive breakthrough clinical studies by leveraging expert teams and innovative technologies.
Catalyst is a portfolio company of QHP Capital, a leading healthcare and life sciences investment firm.
About Genpro Research
Genpro Research is a technology and services partner dedicated to serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical devices industries. By providing expertise in biostatistics, data sciences, medical writing & evidence synthesis, the focus has been on thoughtful service execution on clinical studies. And, as an experienced technology provider, Genpro uses Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Natural Language Processing algorithms for clinical development and post-launch activities, Genpro's central commercial platform called MaiA is used for Evidence Generation and Study Report Automation that brings depth and clarity to enable informed decision making.
Businesswire | June 30, 2023
NanoTemper Technologies, creator of biophysical tools for drug discovery, today, proudly announced the launch of their highly anticipated Biotinylated Target Labeling Kit, expanding the molecular interaction analysis toolkit for scientists working with complex or undruggable targets, filling a vital gap in screening and hit validation workflows in the pharma industry.
This new kit combined with NanoTemper’s exclusive Spectral Shift technology is the preferred orthogonal method for scientists utilizing surface plasmon resonance (SPR), who predominantly use biotinylated proteins for affinity screening or binding affinity assays. “Now, direct comparison of binding affinities from an immobilized method to the in-solution, immobilization-free technique of Spectral Shift is possible,” says Regina Borovac, Consumables Product Manager at NanoTemper Technologies. “And, not only that, it enables those who already use Spectral Shift to analyze a broader range of interactions, tackling even more projects involving complex targets.”
Spectral Shift is a growing power in molecular affinity measurements
Because of Spectral Shift’s early success in removing roadblocks for scientists who have found difficulty finding candidates for their complex targets, NanoTemper is continuing to invest in creating products that empower scientists to do more with Spectral Shift technology.
"We’ve put Spectral Shift technology into Dianthus, our affinity screening instrumentation, and Monolith X, our instrumentation for molecular interactions, and they’ve now become a necessity for anyone tackling challenging disease targets,” comments Jocelyn Davé, Chief Product Officer at NanoTemper Technologies. “When it comes to addressing difficult and undruggable targets, there is no other company with the ability to outperform SPR in this category."
About NanoTemper Technologies
Our mission at NanoTemper Technologies is to create biophysical tools for scientists in drug discovery and development who need to tackle challenging characterizations. Working with scientists striving to make a difference in the world gets us excited. If you’re facing challenges with affinity screening, molecular interactions, or protein stability, let’s talk.