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2022 life sciences industry outlook

Feb 09, 2022

Life sciences industry outlook key takeaways

Three key economic drivers are supply chain issues, human capital availability and capital markets.

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Virtual trial companies are seeing exponential investment growth spurred by increasing clinical trial durations.

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Despite the small number of approved drugs, cell and gene therapy companies attract a growing amount and proportion of private investment.

Life sciences Economics

As the life sciences industry continues to experience growth and new scientific and operational opportunities, it also faces several challenges.

Looking ahead, life sciences companies will encounter increased competition as the economy recovers. This includes competition for experienced and highly skilled talent, as well as for funding and investor interest across the broader economy. We explore what’s happening and what’s to come for this dynamic industry.

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