Global Business Reports


Mungo Smith, Margarita Todorova, Alexander Stonor

United States Life Sciences 2023

May 19, 2023

In many ways, 2022 was a turning point for the US life sciences industry. After having provided a lightning-quick response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the industry gathered the lessons learned and sought a sense of normalcy to continue developing necessary drugs for patients worldwide. Yet, the geopolitical, macroeconomic, and regulatory environments all come with their set of challenges, forcing executives into increasingly complex decisions when defining their strategies.

The above has not deterred an industry that is known for its innovation, and resilience, but mostly for the strength of its science. For pharma and biopharma firms – focused on cell and gene therapies, immune-oncology, or pioneering CNS breakthroughs – the focus will now be on embracing digitalization, navigating a changing regulatory and financial landscape, and tackling health inequalities. To support those breakthroughs, the CDMO, CMO, CRO, and services segment continued to strengthen in 2022.

In that context, Global Business Reports offers analysis derived from over 80 interviews with the industry’s most insightful, thought-provoking, and authoritative executives across the life sciences value chain, spanning 19 US states, and with firms from three continents with large footprints in America. Importantly, the report features GBR’s assessment of the trends that are likely to drive the industry in the coming months.


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Piramal Pharma updates GBR in its recent developments and prospects.
Tango Therapeutics is targeting unaddressed disease mechanisms in cancer to develop transformational new drugs for patients.
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Southeast Asia Chemical Week Report 2023

Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, and The Philippines are all competing for foreign direct investment (FDI) in the chemicals sector. The region would become more competitive to international investors if it learned to act more as one – for instance, by developing upstream-to-downstream regional value chains and by focusing on complementary differentiating points, rather than competing ones. Investments in any ASEAN nation can benefit the entire region if these are guided to an equal extent by consid- erations of differentiation and integration. This would lead to the development of a complete and self-sustaining regional ecosystem.



"With mining companies currently enjoying high prices, exceptional production performance and robust supply chains, we anticipate that the sector will continue showing resilience and growth, remaining financially sound in 2023."