As the pharmaceutical industry grows, the research surrounding it follows suit. To stay ahead of industry trends and keep abreast of the myriad changes in drug development, including approvals and expirations, it is recommended that a contract development manufacturing organization (CDMO) or contract research organization (CRO) subscribe to one or many of the following databases, listed below. As the adage goes, you are only as powerful as the information you have at your disposal.
Data analysis has become increasingly big business; it is impossible to be an industry leader without the ability to analyze the industry. However, the real key to analysis is finding the gap — where is there an opportunity, or where is a pattern repeated? From internal fluctuations in company leadership that predict tomorrow’s mergers and acquisitions, to clinical trial success rates that indicate a company’s future drug pipeline, maintaining data as a means of staying on top of trends should be regarded as de rigueur standard of practice.
The list below includes databases recommended by That’s Nice for tracking sales trends, revenues, overall global market intelligence, therapeutic indication, dose manufacturing and packaging, as well as the top companies and producers in each space.
Global Research Organizations And Data Providers
BIOMEDTRACKER BMT allows for deep customization. Notable filters include disease indication and clinical trial phase, as well as market cap and molecule / compound type. The database allows for biotech and pharma investment opportunities by accessing drug pipelines and future catalysts.
BIOPHARM INSIGHT This database provides detailed visual reports on topics such as phase success rates, sales forecasts, clinical trials, expected catalysts, etc. Furthermore, clinical studies concerning a specific drug as well as the direct competitors to that drug can be easily accessed.
CITILINE Citiline features data related to drug development pipelines, clinical trials and clinical trial investigator profiles. The site provides clinical trial algorithms to predict timelines, from patient enrollment through study duration period and trial completion.
DATAMONITOR DataMonitor’s search tool allows queries by both drug and company. The database also divides companies based on size and specified regional markets. Results include revenue and forecast analysis and rankings of top companies and producers.
EVALUATE PHARMA Evaluate Pharma offers consensus forecasts, global market intelligence, financial data and valuation tools for the pharma and biotech industry. Users can perform custom searches based on region, therapeutic area and orphan indication, as well as access revenue numbers for U.S. and WW sales.
GLOBAL DATA Global Data is one of the largest databases. The database provides access for researching patents, product pipeline, clinical trials, M&A and market forecasts for emerging markets.
IMS SMART SOLUTIONS IMS Smart Solutions can be tailored for macro to granular level market analysis. The tool provides solutions to measure brand and competitive performance, provides portfolio planning throughout the organization, and performs launch planning and assessment.
INFORMA LIFE SCIENCE ANALYSIS Informa Life Science Analysis’ diverse portfolio covers the pharmaceutical (drug discovery, clinical development, regulatory affairs, biopharmaceutical, generics and business strategy), medical devices and diagnostics, fine chemicals and agrochemicals, and veterinary medicine arenas.
MEDTRACK MedTrack’s integrated platform provides a detailed insight into pharmaceutical sales, drug pipelines, sales, epidemiology and patents.
NICE INSIGHT Nice Insight tracks customer perception and awareness for top CDMOs, CROs, equipment and excipient companies, and scores competitive ranking.
ORC INTERNATIONAL ORC International provides business intelligence on shifting markets and consumer trends.
PHARMATELL Pharmatell allows for rapid data analysis, business development alerts and expert analysis of current industry topics to aid in making informed strategy decisions.
PHARMSOURCE ADVANTAGE PharmSource provides access to detailed reports on global pharma / bio R&D sales trends and analysis. Searches can be done on a number of parameters, including molecule size, service provider, clinical / commercial dose manufacturing and packaging.
PROFOUND Profound’s database is almost entirely comprised of articles and reports concerning market topics, split by industry / location / publisher. Reports come in the form of abstracts and full texts. All content must be paid for on an individual basis to gain access.
S&P CAPITAL IQ S&P Capital IQ allows users to gather detailed current and forecasted data on stock prices, financials and company investments.
THOMSON REUTERS CORTELLIS Thomson Reuters Cortellis is a tool mainly concerned with the analysis of R&D and drug patents. The user can search results by phase, indication, action and molecule type. The database does not contain any financial information.
THOMSON REUTERS INTEGRITY Thomson Reuters Integrity allows a simple search by drug name and molecule type. Advanced search parameters include current phase, therapeutic group and condition.
THOMSON REUTERS NEWPORT Thomson Reuters Newport contains information on APIs. The user can categorize results by region and therapeutic category. Advanced search options allow results to be refined by API manufacturer and sales.