Clinical Trials Sector Scorecard, Q2 2022 Update – Thematic Research

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In Q2 2022, there was increased activity in the virtual care space. Compared to Q1 2022, Novo Nordisk initiated more trials with virtual components and posted more jobs related to virtual care. Daiichi Sankyo and Takeda are planning a study in Japan that will look at the feasibility of using a wearable device to track lifestyle habits. Sanofi announced several social initiatives, including the successful pricing of its first bond linked to improving access to essential medicine, the launch of its Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) board, and the launch of Foundation S – The Sanofi Collective, its philanthropic endowment fund.

The clinical trials sector scorecard report offers in-depth research into a specific theme (such as AI or cybersecurity). The report identifies winners and losers based on technology leadership, market position, and other factors. It also covers all themes within a sector, giving readers a strong sense of how everything fits together and how conflicting themes might interact with one another. Moreover, each sector scorecard identifies the companies that are most likely to succeed in a world filled with disruptive threats.

What are the key events that have impacted the clinical trials thematic scorecard in Q2 2022?

Some of the key events that have impacted the clinical trials thematic scorecard in Q2 2022 are as follows:


In May 2022, Merck KGaA announced that over the next five years, it was going to invest at sites in Germany, China, France, Switzerland, Ireland, and the US that will focus on targets for water consumption, waste management, and energy efficiency, to support meeting its goal to be climate-neutral by 2040.

Virtual care

 There were several interesting deals in the virtual care and digital health space in Q2 2022. Boehringer Ingelheim was sponsoring the UK’s first digital health training program for all NHS frontline staff. In May, Pfizer acquired ResApp Health, a digital health company developing smartphone apps for the diagnosis and management of the respiratory disease. Additionally, Roche partnered with Kaiku Health in May 2022 to offer cancer symptom management and support to clinics and patients via a digital platform.


In Q2 2022, many strategic partnerships in AI were forged, but which had no overall impact on company scores. GSK and PathAI partnered in April this year to accelerate R&D programs in oncology and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) by leveraging PathAI’s digital pathology technologies including its AIM-NASH tool. Standigm enter into an agreement with Merck Korea in May 2022 to accelerate its drug discovery research by adopting Merck’s AI software SYNTHIA. In June 2022, Owkin announced that it will use AI to design clinical trials for BMS, with an initial focus on cardiovascular disease.

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Market Report Overview

Key events ESG, Virtual Care, and AI


  • GlobalData’s Clinical Trials Thematic Scorecard report provides a top-down, comprehensive outlook for key players in the clinical trial sector over the next two to four years.
  • These themes are Virtual Care, Rare Disease, Orphan Designated Drugs, Strategic Alliances, Real-world Evidence, AI, ESG, Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing, and Blockchain.
  • The scorecard includes 53 companies from across the industry, including biopharmaceutical companies, biosimilar, and generic manufacturers, contract development and manufacturing organizations (CDMOs), and contract research organizations (CROs).
  • It is important to note that this scorecard is not an assessment of the current performance of a company in a theme, but a view of future performance based on current levels of activity and investment.
  • The methodology section contains information on what data sources were used to generate the thematic scores for each company.
  • The scorecard is live on the PIC and will be updated quarterly.

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  • Identify the key clinical trial themes for the next 2-4 years and learn how they will impact the market.
  • Understand which key themes should be addressed to drive the share price.
  • Understand which companies are best positioned for success within critical themes and why.
  • Learn which companies have underinvested in key themes and are most vulnerable to disruption.
  • Help companies adapt their strategy to anticipate and benefit from these themes as they play out.
  • Help identify future winners and losers in drug development to inform partnership strategies.

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Clinical Trials Scorecard: Key Q2 2022 Updates

• Company Screen

• Thematic Screen

• Valuation Screen

Our Thematic Research Methodology

• How Our Pharma Scores Are Generated

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