Sanjay Panchal attended this week’s ISPOR Europe conference in Barcelona, the leading European conference for health economics and outcomes research. Following the event, Sanjay shares his thoughts on trends in the space.
“The thing that struck me most is how fast the sector is growing – most companies I met have increased headcount by 50-100% over the last few years and are continuing to recruit without any shortage of demand. As payors continue to require more real-world evidence and robust economic support for their reimbursement decisions, the direction of travel for the sector is strong.
“The challenges are as prevalent as the opportunities. Discussions centred around recruiting the right people, breaking into the US, and efficiently scaling and building proactive business development capabilities to drive sustainable growth. These are all, however, good problems to have.
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