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GRG’s core team is one of the youngest management team in healthcare market research. Healthcare is the only thing we know and the only thing we are passionate about! Our research teams and analysts work on a wide range of topics across healthcare, life sciences, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Each study topic leaves our team with an experience and opinion of their own. These 2-min readouts are our way to share GRG’s perspective.

Is Merck’s Keytruda ahead of BMS Opdivo?

Is Merck’s Keytruda ahead of BMS Opdivo? Both Keytruda and Opdivo are highly effective and commercially successful immunotherapies, yet Keytruda is at the forefront. In newly diagnosed lung cancer, a commercial market opportunity that could reach $8 billion in sales annually, Merck’s Keytruda works and Bristol’s Opdivo does not. With many failures in last 2-3 years for Nivolumab as monotherapy or as combination therapy, caused a fall flat, whereas consecutive accelerated approvals in past one…


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Glance at Multi-Vendor Service – Current Scenario

Glance at Multi-Vendor Service – Current Scenario Core Attributes - In-house technical support, value based purchasing, quick response time, frequent upgradation of technology and ease in operational work flow are the core attributes of contractors. Pain Point - Technology obsolete seems to be a common constituent across all challenges as most systems are in need to keep up with advanced technology, regular upgrades and maintenance which would then improve system downtime. Decision Making –…


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Expat health insurance: Tips to choose the best one

Expat health insurance: Tips to choose the best one The most common reason of expiating to a different country is work. While relocating to a new country, the most important thing is to secure all of the aspects of the new life. Therefore deciding an healthcare insurance plan is an important and critical decision that should be made. It’s important to research, compare, and consider the costs of different plans. Along with this, some tips to be considered are – If the employer is providing…


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Sleep Apnea European Landscape

Sleep Apnea European Landscape Sleep apnea (SA) is one of the most common respiratory disorder, with 49% of middle-aged men reportedly having clinically significant SA in Europe. The symptoms are loud snoring, episodes of breathing cessation during sleep witnessed by another person, abrupt awakenings, insomnia, morning headache, daytime hypersomnia, tiredness, irritability, mood swings and attention problems. These symptoms are likely to manifest in obese patients, patients with cardiovascular…


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Taking a closer look – Oral Anticoagulants

Taking a closer look - Oral Anticoagulants Oral anticoagulant are utilized in treatment of many cardiovascular indications like NAVF, AF, DVT, PE and stroke. Warfarin and Apixaban are most recommended treatments and Pfizer, Novartis, Bayer and Merck are the biggest players in the space. The key considerations that influences therapy choice are efficacy, safety, frequency of monitoring and cost of the drug. The most important unmet medical needs in the space are gaps in diagnosis and optimizing…


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Medical tourism – A Global scenario

Medical tourism – A Global scenario Many citizens and residents are in a continuous search for destinations outside the country where they can receive quality healthcare at a much lower rate. Medical tourism is a fast-growing industry, with countries in Europe, Asia, and South America all finding large success with offering medical care to people from other countries. In addition, we assume that out-of-pocket medical costs of critical and elective procedures continue to rise, while nations…


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Telemedicine – Growing with pace but yet to achieve mass adoption

Telemedicine – Growing with pace but yet to achieve mass adoption Tele dentistry and telemedicine have expanded immensely over a decade. Industry experts indicate that telemedicine is a useful tool to connect remote and rural areas to the big hospitals and make the healthcare available and has a phenomenal scope. Though the biggest challenge in the area is yet to overcome, i.e., primarily the mentality of patients and psychology of doctors about evidence-based medicine. With many tech-based…


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Workflow optimization in Labs

Workflow optimization in Labs With inefficient workflows, processes take longer and are more expensive. Workflow Optimization is one of the topmost challenges faced in laboratories. Industry experts indicate that the current workflow requires optimization to an optimum extent. To improve workflow in the laboratory, the two topmost factors are need of more reliable and accurate instruments and faster instruments. Workflow optimization is an important way to reduce costs and provide better…


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Cybersecurity Management – Blockchain initiatives for electronic health records

Cybersecurity Management - Blockchain initiatives for electronic health records Unmonitored access to identifiable information is the biggest challenge in electronic health records management. Blockchain is possibly a solution to this problem, as holistically this can help to an extent by password-driven security and authentication. Along with this, an additional element to this is the audit trail and time-stamped data with the help of which patient will get to know (with reason) who made what…


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Biomarker driven segments of NSCLC – Yet to saturate with new approvals

Biomarker driven segments of NSCLC - Yet to saturate with new approvals Industry experts think that NSCLC space is rushed with so many approvals, yet it is a hot space for researchers, as NSCLC market has huge potential and even 1% market share is a piece of hot cake for the investors. Currently, there are a total of 5 FDA-approved TKIs for frontline treatment in EGFR- positive NSCLC. Though, recent data on frontline Osimertinib confers the greatest progression-free survival (PFS) advantage…


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