Life Sciences

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Life Sciences Advisory Services

In a rapidly changing and highly global biopharmaceutical marketplace, Navigant assists global life sciences companies in gaining competitive advantage by maximizing their business development, market access, strategic marketing, marketing research, brand management, pricing and reimbursement initiatives. Our team of 95 life sciences consultants – who have practical experience as healthcare commercial leaders, clinicians and physicians – develop innovative, integrated custom solutions for global pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, diagnostic, and drug delivery companies.

As cost, regulatory and exclusivity pressures increase for our clients, we offer a single source for comprehensive strategies that help support innovation, drive market access and manage specialty product portfolios. Our unique industry and scientific knowledge, global perspectives, and superior consulting capabilities make us a preferred and trusted partner for life science companies seeking exceptional growth in a turbulent commercial environment.


The Navigant Life Sciences practice offers disease-area expertise that is deeply rooted in the science of disease management and clinical process. Our consultants combine advanced analytical tools with extensive therapeutic knowledge, for a working understanding in how to commercialize life sciences products. This customized yet versatile, evidence-based approach is globally effective.


Navigant Life Sciences consultants are uniquely positioned as strategic doers. We can integrate clinical, operational, financial and cultural drivers to help clients create and expand high-performing organizations that successfully manage competitive dynamics. We provide the following for our clients:

  • The right people, who as disease-area knowledge experts, and former heads of life science commercial groups, provide actionable recommendations.
  • The right resources and capabilities to deliver excellent results (including in-house research and analytics), shaped by in-depth familiarity with each client’s business needs.
  • The right solutions, developed from insights gained in a global practice and applied with customized understanding of a client’s business objectives.
  • The right track record as trusted advisers with stellar satisfaction rankings from ongoing client relationships that continue after our recommendations are made.
  • Life Sciences Advisory Services



As experts at the forefront of the changes transforming the life sciences marketplace, we use our understanding to make recommendations that enable our clients to move toward effective change management. Above all our emphasis is on the commercial expertise to support product development and commercialization using these essential analytical tools:

  • Portfolio strategy that emphasizes global disease-area planning and emerging market impact.
  • Business development based on financial modeling and advanced analytics to support licensing, joint venture, merger and acquisition initiatives.
  • Market access planning that seeks initiative through combined HEOR, value, pricing and reimbursement and contracting strategies.
  • Strategic product planning that integrates advocacy, brand management, product innovation, strategic intuition, lifecycle analysis, competitive assessment, market research, product positioning and launch.


Within this broad strategic framework, Navigant’s Life Sciences practice gives clients these tools to develop and apply a full range of commercial growth initiatives:

  • New product planning
  • Brand / marketing strategy
  • Market access strategy
  • Commercial transformation and functional alignment
  • Strategic innovation
  • Licensing and partnering strategy
  • Medical affairs strategy
  • Forecasting and modeling
  • Market research


Patient journey, insights into key stakeholder decision processes

Navigant was engaged by a leading global pharmaceutical company to develop a patient flow model to support the global launch of a novel product. The patient journey analysis helped our client understand current behaviors and drivers of behavior, and identify opportunities to adapt, as necessary. The client utilized the results of the patient flow to develop forecast models at the geographical level and consolidated the country models to produce an overall global forecast. 
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