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Industrial Economics

Globally, international biopharmaceutical companies have been reported to spend around 250 billion US-$ per annum (according to data from 2021 and 2022) on research and development (R&D). These R&D expenditures represent a growing share of net revenues, for U.S. firms now averaging about 19 percent over the past two decades according to data from Bloomberg (cf. CBO, 2021). The high R&D intensity of the industry reflects its economic imperative to create a steady stream of innovative products.

Given the value drivers and the cost structure of research-based biopharmaceutical companies, R&D spending decisions typically hinge on the expected life-time revenues from a new product, the cost, time, and risk of development, as well as the international regulatory environment, i.e., policies designed to influence market access, pricing, and reimbursement of pharmaceutical products.

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The work of our Institute and its members is focused on contributing to a better understanding of the critical success factors of R&D, at the levels policy, portfolio, and project management, and on translating these insights into practice at all levels.

More detailed information will follow soon, including projects on the following topics:

  • Cost of R&D
  • Strategic R&D Management
  • Early Strategic Value Assessments
  • Project and Portfolio Valuation