Conducting a Perception Study for a Large Multinational Pharmaceutical Company

Drug Discovery

Client Challenge

A leading Japanese pharmaceutical player was evaluating launching its cardiology and anti-diabetic range of products in India, which would be sourced from countries like Germany, Brazil, Japan or China, and distributed by the JV Company in India. The top management requested UC Strategy to understand the market perception for its cardiac and anti-diabetic products and the broad economic inputs to decide on the best country for sourcing the products.

 Our Approach

UC Strategy undertook the following steps in order to deliver the clients requests:

  • Analysed and understood the anti-hyperlipidemic, anti-hypertensive and anti-diabetic segments in India
  • Identified and short-listed cities for conducting primary research
  • Prepared discussion guides and finalised respondent list across the 10 cities –
    • Cardiologist
    • Diabetologist
    • Cardiac surgeons
    • General Physicians
    • Pharma stockists
  • Met around 90 respondents to understand the following –
    • Types of treatment preferred
    • Preferences on molecules like statins, ACE inhibitors, ARBs, pioglitazone, etc.
    • Usage / non-usage of specific molecules
    • Dosage patterns across patient profiles
    • Preference for imported vs local drugs
    • Factors influencing preferences of doctors for specific brands,
    • Preferences for country of imports

Our Impact

UC Strategy delivered to the client a detailed report on the findings of the study.

 

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