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Professor Pugatch lead a discussion of Swedish life sciences stakeholders on how the EU is doing in the global life sciences innovation investment race

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Yesterday Professor Pugatch spoke to an audience of Swedish life sciences stakeholders on the EU’s capacity to compete in the global life sciences innovation race, at an event organized in Stockholm by Bayer Sweden in collaboration with the Karolinska Institute Holding.

Professor Pugatch provided an evidence-based analysis of the EU’s performance in attracting life sciences investment as compared to the US and emerging Asian players, and reflected on the ongoing shifts in life sciences innovation capacities at the global level.

In which areas is the EU losing grounds, and to whom? Which issues impact the most the EU’s ability to maintain its competitiveness?

The analysis presented where life sciences innovation output is coming from – as measured by the level of clinical trials, new drug approvals, patenting activity, licensing and acquisitions, added value and export. It also looked at how the EU, US and China perform on the main life sciences innovation input – the fundaments of a thriving life sciences sector: access to finance and human talent, sustained R&D spending, efficient tech transfer framework, high IP and regulatory standards, and adequate market access conditions.

The EU remains a leader in life sciences, but its leadership is eroding; this realization is the starting point for stakeholders to work together and raise the EU’s game in life sciences. Swedish stakeholders are eager to join forces to understand what can be done to keep the EU as an attractive investment destination.


About the Author:

David’s focus is policy and economic analysis related to innovation, health care, pharmaceuticals, tax and intellectual property. He has wide experience in quantitative research methods including index-building and data sampling and is the author of a number of both academic and commissioned publications. David’s knowledge spans from North America and Europe to the BRIC economies, and he speaks fluent Swedish. Prior to his work with Pugatch Consilium, David was with Deloitte LLP where he worked on a broad range of UK and international tax compliance and advisory projects. David holds a Master of Studies and DPhil (PhD) from Oxford University.
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