Event speakers

Manish Chandna

Bhavna Mehta

Event Date

19 Apr 2018

Event Time

09:30am EDT

01:30pm GMT


‘RARE’ is becoming the new common as these life-threatening diseases are affecting larger populations, with 6.5 to 10 cases in every 10,000 people as defined by the WHO. Last decade witnessed the researchers raring to spin the RARE wheel.

Numbers suggest that this area is a promising ‘mining opportunity’

But, to mine out a viable product, it is imperative to find answers to tough questions that some of the major pharmaceutical companies seem to be grappling with; most important being – “how to ensure optimal ROI from investments in orphan drugs while navigating through a complex maze of regulatory and pricing challenges?”

Key Takeaways
  • Understanding the evolution of the regulatory benefits across different regions and their impact/benefits

  • Five strategies for orphan drug development

  • Top investment categories

  • A rare cancer journey - to understand the market opportunities and pricing strategies

  • Capitalizing on 6 spokes of the “Orphan Drug Development Wheel”

  • Examples of market access engagements in the real world

Speaker Profile
Manish Chandna

Associate Director Corporates and Consulting

Manish heads research practice for Consulting and Corporate clients at Acuity Knowledge Partners. He has over 12 years of experience across variety of client engagements including consulting firms and other professional services firms. He is seasoned in on-boarding new clients and takes ownership of setting up new teams, delivery structure, value creation for clients and expanding product/regional coverage. Manish has been involved in various company level strategic initiatives.

Bhavna Mehta

Delivery Manager Corporates and Consulting

At Acuity Knowledge Partners, Bhavna is our life sciences and healthcare expert within the corporate and strategic research practice. She is responsible for project management and execution activities for the pharmaceutical and life sciences domain. She has over nine years of experience across consulting, analytics and marketing roles. Her previous stints include a boutique life sciences consulting firm, and also large Indian and global pharmaceutical companies.

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