Intelligence Gathering

The following is a representative list of primary and secondary business intelligence sources:

Primary Intelligence

  • Key Industry Contacts
  • Medical/Scientific Community
  • Financial/Investment Community
  • Advisory Group Members (Industry, Financial, Special Interest)
  • Clinical Research Organizations
  • Pharmacy Wholesalers, Packagers and Distributors
  • Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs)
  • Principal Investigators
  • Site-Specific Clinical Research Sources
  • Contract Research Organizations
  • Industry Analysts

Secondary Intelligence

Secondary research objectives typically include the development and continuous update of an accurate date-specific timeline of key market and clinical events specifically designed for our clients using the following techniques:

  • Broad scope surveillance of largest international newswire sources available (6,000 + business, news, financial sources)
  • Daily scanning of largest medical/scientific newswire databases (including the FDA, medical and industry blogs, SEC filings)
  • Routine monitoring of clinical trial recruitment web sites, competitive company web sites, medical university/institution grants and funded research awards by the pharmaceutical industry
  • Attendance at key investor analyst meetings/presentations (e.g., JP Morgan, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, SG Cowen, Goldman-Sachs, Deutsche Banc, Credit Suisse, UBS, and others
  • Professional meeting/convention coverage