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On pins and needles: Will COVID-19 vaccines ‘save the world’?

– Innovators are sprinting to develop inoculations against the novel coronavirus. Here, we summarize the latest information on research timelines and the potential impact of a vaccine on the pandemic—and society.
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Why tech transfer may be critical to beating COVID-19

– How quickly COVID-19 vaccine production ramps up will depend on technology transfer—the capabilities and processes that... can speed vaccines from development to manufacturing. Are we ready?
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Prioritizing health: A prescription for prosperity

– Could 65 be the new 55? Each year, poor health takes a heavy societal and economic toll. Improving the health of the world’s population... would add 10 healthy years in midlife—and much more.
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Creating value from next-generation real-world evidence

– Leading pharma companies are applying advanced analytics to real-world evidence generation to deliver impact at scale. How can... leaders keep innovating, and what should others do to catch up?
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COVID-19: Overcoming supply shortages for diagnostic testing

– Testing is considered critical to containing COVID-19, yet many countries have encountered diagnostic-supply shortages. Understanding... where constraints lie could help efforts to scale testing.
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Winning against COVID-19: The implications for biopharma

– How companies act individually and collectively in the next few weeks and months will shape the outcome of the pandemic and the... reputation of the biopharma industry for decades to come.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Science as unusual

– Innovations in biological science have quickened the global coronavirus response—and signal broader competitive disruptions for... business.
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Survey: In the US, people say their use of masks may endure

– Americans are largely optimistic about COVID-19’s progression, according to a new survey, and their responses suggest that the... use of face masks will remain commonplace in the months ahead.
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COVID-19: Implications for business

– Our latest perspectives on the coronavirus outbreak, the twin threats to lives and livelihoods, and how organizations can prepare... for the next normal.

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The Rise of Health Technology

Health technology continues to push the boundaries of how healthcare is delivered and has the power to create breakthroughs in our understanding of disease. This collection of articles and interviews explores the evolving role of health technology in the life-sciences sector and implications for key stakeholders. Contact us to learn more about our work in this field.

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How prioritizing health could help rebuild economies

– The COVID-19 pandemic has given the world a once-in-a-generation opportunity to advance broad-based health and prosperity.
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Ten innovations that can improve global health

– By 2040, new technologies could reduce the total burden of disease by 6 to 10 percent.
Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

AI in healthcare: Microsoft’s Kevin Scott on how tech can treat a pandemic

– Machine learning to develop vaccines faster; wearable devices to detect illness sooner: the COVID-19 pandemic could spark significant... innovations in healthcare technologies.
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Not the last pandemic: Investing now to reimagine public-health systems

– The COVID-19 crisis reminds us how underprepared the world is to detect and respond to emerging infectious diseases. We must make... smart investments now to simultaneously navigate COVID-19 and prepare for future pandemics.
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How US companies are planning for a safe return to the workplace

– In a new survey of 100 executives, respondents expect most employees to be working on-site by December. To do so, they are implementing... a range of interventions that could transform how people work.
Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

Programming life: An interview with Jennifer Doudna

– The co-discoverer of CRISPR-Cas9 speaks with partner Michael Chui about how genetics technology can expand coronavirus testing... and what the future holds for the Bio Revolution.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The Bio Revolution: Innovations transforming economies, societies, and our lives

– Advances in biological science could transform economies and societies, helping to tackle global challenges from climate change... to pandemics.
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Pharma operations: The path to recovery and the next normal

– Pharma operations leaders have increased their focus on network risk management, agile and transparent operations, and shaping... the workforce of the future in the post-COVID-19 path to recovery.
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How COVID-19 is reshaping China’s medtech industry

– With COVID-19 accelerating the underlying trends in China’s medtech industry, new business models are likely to emerge.
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How COVID-19 changes the game for biopharma in China

– Biopharmas should consider five areas as they deal with the crisis.
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Reimagining medtech for a COVID-19 world

– COVID-19 is creating unprecedented challenges for the medtech sector. Companies should consider stress-testing operating models... to strengthen crisis resilience and the longer-term path to recovery.
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