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This article presents a quarterly round-up of the latest trends in the pharmaceutical industry regarding cell & gene therapy. It provides an overview of recent developments in cell & gene therapy-related deals, talent acquisition, and patent filings within the pharmaceutical industry.

Diverse applications of cell & gene therapy in pharmaceutical industry

Pharma companies are leveraging new cell & gene therapy technologies through recent patents to innovate and improve their businesses. Tokyo University of Science's patent focuses on using mesenchymal stem cells and adipocytes to prepare a mitokine mixture for therapeutic drugs. General Hospital Corp's patent involves antagonistic anti-tumor necrosis factor receptor antibodies for treating various diseases. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co's patent offers methods to predict and treat toxicity associated with cell therapy, particularly neurotoxicity and cytokine release syndrome. Abbisko Therapeutics Co Ltd's patent introduces a macrocyclic K-RAS G12C inhibitor for cancer treatment. University System of Georgia's patent suggests using gangliosides to treat neurodegenerative diseases. Acquirers of these patents stand to benefit from cutting-edge technologies and applications in cell & gene therapy for improved treatment outcomes and patient care.

The industry experienced a 31% decline in the number of cell & gene therapy-related patent applications in Q1 2024 compared with the previous quarter. On an annual basis, the number of cell & gene therapy-related patent applications in the pharmaceutical industry witnessed a drop of 12% compared with Q1 2023.

Strategic deal trends in cell & gene therapy in pharmaceutical industry

Pharmaceutical companies are not only focusing on innovation to enhance their patent portfolios but are also making strategic investments in cell & gene therapy. These investments aim to secure lucrative deals with partners and position themselves at the forefront of industry advancements. Some of the recent deals underscore the importance of cell & gene therapy in the pharmaceutical industry.

In Q1 2024, the number of cell & gene therapy-related deals in the pharmaceutical industry declined by 7% compared with Q1 2023. On a quarterly basis, there was 13% drop in the number of deals in Q1 2024 compared with the previous quarter.

Impact on hiring

In terms of new job posting, in Q1 2024, the pharmaceutical industry experienced a 11% growth compared with the previous quarter. On an annual basis, job postings also declined by 42%. Notably, management occupations, with a share of 27%, emerged as the top cell & gene therapy-related job roles within the pharmaceutical industry in Q1 2024, with new job postings rising by 1% quarter-on-quarter. Life, physical, and social science occupations came in second with a share of 18% in Q1 2024, with new job postings rising by 5% over the previous quarter. The other prominent cell & gene therapy roles include computer and mathematical occupations with a 7% share in Q1 2024, and business and financial operations occupations with a 4% share of new job postings.

Bristol-Myers Squibb, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and Iovance Biotherapeutics are among the top companies leading in cell & gene therapy hiring within the pharmaceutical industry.

Countries driving adoption of cell & gene therapy in pharmaceutical industry

The US is the leading country in cell & gene therapy adoption within the pharmaceutical industry, boasting the highest number of cell & gene therapy-related patents, jobs, and deals. Meanwhile, Israel, Germany, Australia and South Korea also maintain significant positions in cell & gene therapy adoption within the pharmaceutical industry.

In conclusion, cell & gene therapy is reshaping the pharmaceutical sector with its potential for personalized treatments and precision medicine, evidenced by recent patent filings and strategic investments. Despite a decline in patent applications and deals, the industry's focus on talent acquisition underscores the growing demand for professionals in this field, with the US leading in adoption.

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