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COVID-19 impact on Pharma

The COVID-19 outbreak has now spread around the world, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The pandemic has already changed how we work and how we live our lives. Many of these changes will have long-term implications. Companies in every sector, including Pharma, will need to adopt new technologies and new ways of working as they adapt to these new realities.

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Deal trends in the Pharma sector during COVID-19

Pharmaceutical Technology’s COVID-19 deal tracker monitors deals that took place across the Pharma sector during the pandemic.

Deals trends in the Pharma: Q1 2020 – Q1 2022

144,984 Grant

Total Value US$m: 65,938.8
YOY Change: -23.0%

4,651 Venture Financing

Total Value US$m: 122,588
YOY Change: -14.4%

4,207 Equity Offering

Total Value US$m: 399,513.4
YOY Change: -28.6%

3,533 Contract Service Agreement

Total Value US$m: 2,207.5
YOY Change: -40.8%

3,056 Partnership

Total Value US$m: 152,027.3
YOY Change: -

2,130 Licensing Agreement

Total Value US$m: 303,201.9
YOY Change: 2.9%

1,376 Acquisition

Total Value US$m: 439,309.3
YOY Change: -45.1%

789 Private Equity

Total Value US$m: 96,655.5
YOY Change: -5.6%

704 Debt Offering

Total Value US$m: 316,935.5
YOY Change: -53.0%

474 Asset Transaction

Total Value US$m: 90,900.1
YOY Change: 257.2%

156 Merger

Total Value US$m: 14,234.5
YOY Change: 2.5%

Innovation in the Pharma sector during COVID-19

To best track innovation in response to COVID-19’s impact on the Pharma sector, Pharmaceutical Technology tracks the patent applications, as well as the patent applicants throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Number of patents in the Pharma sector: Q1 2018 – Q1 2022

The COVID-19 patents tracker in the Pharma sector monitors the patent applications pre- and post-outbreak.

Note: Application counts are based on publications. Patent applications which are not published yet are not considered for analysis. Publication may take up to 18 months from the application of patents.

Top Patent Applicants in the Pharma sector: Pre-COVID-19 (Filing Year 2018 – 2022)

Pharmaceutical Technology patent ownership data monitors the patent applicants in the sector before the COVID-19 outbreak.

Top Patent Applicants in the Pharma sector: Post-COVID-19 (Filing Year 2020 – Q1 2022)

Pharmaceutical Technology patent ownership data monitors the patent applicants in the sector after the COVID-19 outbreak.

Note: Application counts are based on publications. Patent applications which are not published yet are not considered for analysis. Publication may take up to 18 months from the application of patents.

Number of COVID-19 mentions in filings in the Pharma sector: Q1 2020 – Q1 2022

Pharmaceutical Technology tracks thousands of companies and their annual and quarterly filings. Our analysis monitors the mentions of COVID-19 in those filings during the pandemic.

COVID-19 versus top 5 themes in Pharma

Pharmaceutical Technology compares COVID-19 mentions in filings with other top themes in filings data during the pandemic.

Top 10 companies with COVID-19 mentions in filings

Pharmaceutical Technology tracks which pharmaceutical companies mention COVID-19 in filings the most during the pandemic.

Jobs insights in the Pharma sector during COVID-19

Pharmaceutical Technology monitors live pharma company jobs postings to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the sector.

Job trends in the Pharma sector

Jobs postings by pharmaceutical companies after the outbreak. The COVID-19 jobs tracker in the Pharma sector looks at jobs posted, closed and active to assess the impact of the pandemic on sector jobs.

Most active Pharma companies: Jobs

Pharmaceutical Technology’s Pharma jobs tracker lists pharmaceutical companies with the most jobs posted during the COVID-19 period.

Pharma influencer discussions on COVID-19

Pharmaceutical Technology tracks the mentions of COVID-19 by leading Pharma influencers on Twitter. The chart indicates the volume of tweets and influencers pertaining to COVID-19.

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