SOURCE: Elsevier Business Intelligence

Elsevier Business Intelligence

October 15, 2013 16:03 ET

In Search Of New Growth Models For Big Pharma In China, to Be Unveiled During the PharmAsia Summit Shanghai, Oct. 21ST

BEDMINSTER, NJ--(Marketwired - Oct 15, 2013) -  Elsevier Business Intelligence and the BayHelix Group announced today findings from the 2013 PharmAsia Summit Report titled "In Search Of New Growth Models For Big Pharma In China."

Transformation in China is likely to disrupt business. To better understand how these disruptions could play out, McKinsey & Company interviewed 50 top pharma execs for a report titled, "In Search Of New Growth Models For Big Pharma In China," to be unveiled during the PharmAsia Summit Shanghai, Oct. 21.

MNCs are facing headwinds from regulatory and policy challenges, including lack of reimbursement for innovative drugs, fragmented tenders and intensifying price pressure, and a slow registration process for new products. Innovative products and new commercial models are increasingly important for China's dynamic pharma market, which reached $70 billion in 2013, and growing at a healthy 20%.

There is "a lot of anxiety" about the impact of the Essential Drugs List, with most respondents in the survey viewing it more of a threat than an opportunity, noted McKinsey & Co. Partner Franck Le Deu. Companies realize that relying on older off-patent products to drive growth is "increasingly challenging, and nobody knows for sure when cost containment measures will start to significantly affect companies' revenues."

According to the survey, shifting demographics and growing disease prevalence were seen as the top two trends driving market growth. Available treatment options have grown with improved patient access to targeted therapies and biologics, and patients in lower-tier cities are seeing expanded access to many therapies for the first time thanks to major upgrades in facilities and public insurance coverage.

All conference attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the report.

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