The global pharmaceutical industry experienced a 37% drop in company filings mentions of big data in Q1 2024 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by IQVIA with 50% year-on-year decrease, according to GlobalData’s analysis of over 521 pharmaceutical company filings. GlobalData’s Pharma: Filings Trends & Signals Q1 2024 report delves into earnings call transcripts and quarterly reports within the pharmaceuticals industry, extracting trends, signals, and comparative data to help businesses assess their performance, identify competitive intelligence, evaluate risks, and gain a comprehensive understanding of key industry events. Buy the report here.

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Notably, big data was one of the most frequently referenced themes in Q1 2024, ranking highest in terms of mentions, ahead of connected care and batteries, according to GlobalData.

Of the top leading companies in the pharmaceutical industry, IQVIA had the greatest increase in references for big data in Q1 2024, compared with the previous quarter. GlobalData identified 11 big data-related sentences in the company's filings - 0.6% of all sentences - and a decrease of 50% in Q1 2024 compared with Q1 2023. BioNTech’s mentions of big data rose by 13% to 9 and Legend Biotech’s by 44% to 9 and Neurocrine Biosciences’s by 33% to 8 and GSK’s by 50% to 6.

GlobalData’s Company Filings Analytics also applies sentiment weight to reference sentences, based on whether the sentences are positive, negative, or neutral. Starting at 100 in 2020, an index over 100 is more positive. The overall index for big data in Q1 2024 was 59.

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This content was updated on 24 April 2024

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