For healthcare companies whose offerings also include digital solutions and apps, this development in Germany offers completely new opportunities.
Jan Bordon, Partner and digital health expert at Simon-Kucher & Partners
Again and again, we’re seeing in the packaging industry that sustainability is often viewed as a ‘hygiene factor,’ one that is interesting to customers and only serves to create a positive image for the company. It is quickly labeled a marketing topic and not actively promoted as a growth path to, for example, develop new products for the mass market.
Dr. Daniel Bornemann, Partner and expert for the Paper & Packaging industry at Simon-Kucher & Partners
Price is still the number one criterion for healthcare consumers, and it is key for deciding whether they buy online or in a brick-and-mortar pharmacy. However, comfort and convenience are also playing an increasingly important role in consumers’ shopping behavior.
Christian Rebholz, consumer healthcare expert and Partner in the global Life Sciences division at Simon-Kucher & Partners
Our aim is to provide clients with comprehensive support on all commercial matters related to the introduction of new products and technologies and to maximize return on their R&D investments. Excellence in the area of commercial strategy is an essential component in this regard, and we are very pleased Dr. Simone Seiter has decided to join us. She and her team have extensive international consulting experience, superbly complementing our specialist knowledge.
Jörg Krütten, Global Head of Healthcare and Life Sciences at Simon-Kucher
There is no one-size-fits-all solution for implementing digital strategies in Life Sciences. It doesn’t matter whether a digital or a commercial team is responsible. In the end, the parties involved must be clear about the commercial options that new digital solutions provide. The company must ensure it has expertise on commercial market access in the digital context and make the necessary resources available with support from every department.
Jan Bordon, Senior Director and Digital Health expert at Simon-Kucher & Partners
Very few study participants would reject the DTC genetic tests due to ethical concerns, such as newborn screening. Personal data, on the other hand, is a very sensitive topic, and providers should make sure users feel protected and that their privacy is guaranteed.
Dr. Michael Keller, Senior Director at Simon-Kucher
Smart packaging offers many new applications. Protecting the brand, preventing theft, ensuring quality, and optimizing logistics, just to name a few.
Dr. Daniel Bornemann, Partner at Simon-Kucher & Partners