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Payer Research 

Altarnum works with our clients to provide local nuance and understanding at all phases of the product lifecycle. In our qualitative research, we can help optimise global research projects for emerging markets, and reach a broad sample of stakeholders and respondents. The privacy of our clients and stakeholders is our key concern.

Our experienced affiliates work with key national players, and recruit additional respondents who are best fit for the project. We conduct structured and semi-structured interviews face to face, as well as by telephone or via questionnaires; we provide support to our clients to help them interpret local insights and develop their final deliverables.

Secondary research language capabilities

  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
Secondary Research 

We conduct desk research in the local language in more than 30 markets. This competency is based on personal experience of the local business environment, familiarity with the local media and literature databases, and a sound understanding of the legal framework for healthcare decision-making. We regard secondary research as an essential first step in understanding how the local environment impacts access – for example in HTA agency expectations, international price referencing and procurement practices. As well as conducting private bespoke studies, we have published more than a dozen major research reports for industry publishers.

Secondary research insights may include:

  • Policy trends and insights
    • Regulatory / legislation search
    • Personnel and policy impacts
    • Time-to-market assessments
  • Evidence review
    • Payer evidence requirements
    • Local literature search
  • Competitor analysis
    • Price / funding status
    • Product pipelines
    • Case studies and analogues

Altarnum supports our clients by bringing together nationally recognised experts for the technology of interest. We have successfully moderated many payer summits and conducted payer negotiation simulations in-country. We also provide online discussions via audio and videoconferencing software. Our rapid payer panels provide locally tailored insights to inform global strategies, and we can draw on our extensive experience to help your teams understand market access issues in emerging markets. For certain countries, we offer bespoke services, for example pricing and health economic dossiers – please contact us to find out more.

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Payer Communications 

Our network can provide direct insights from subject area experts in order to benchmark market research, refine product strategies and validate the product value case. In addition, many of our network members are available to contribute personally to workshops and industry forums, in order to strengthen mutual understanding of payer and patient needs.

Pharmaceutical/Medical Translation 

Altarnum Consulting additionally offers rapid, confidential translation of industry documentation from Portuguese and Spanish into English. Specialising in drug information, ADR reports and clinical trial documentation, our translation and interpretation services can support your projects and enable better communication with affiliates and customers.

Specialising in emerging markets, our mission is Connecting healthcare companies and decision makers for emerging markets.



Latest Assignments

KOL expectations for a novel cancer therapy
Global Pharmaceutical Client

Payer research in a vaccine for Japan and emerging markets in Latin America
Global Pharmaceutical Client

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