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A Renewed Focus on the Pipeline

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Despite steady and significant increases in R&D spending, the number of new molecular entities (NMEs) and biologic license applications (BLAs) approved have been declining over recent years.
Current biopharma R&D operating models lack the flexibility required to effectively apply research capacity to meet shifting demand, according to executives at Deloitte. As a result, R&D is plagued by operational and governance constraints that drive costs up and limit choices at key stage gates, creating a variable and unsustainable flow of low-value products through the pipeline.
To rebuild sustainable pipelines with high-value products, R&D organizations must focus on actively balancing resources across the pipeline to consistently align capacity with demand and create choices that will differentiate products, according to recent studies by Deloitte. In many organizations this will require wholesale operational…

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