Animal health

Animal health Agency Consulting firm Experts Specialists Consultancy

For more than 25 years, Alcimed has been supporting its clients in the animal health industry from prevention (e.g. vaccines, feed additives) to cure (e.g. antiseptics, fungicides, ionophores) in different species including poultry, ruminants, swine, aquaculture, companion animals, equine. We have been helping companies explore strategies to grow in the current market and diversify, supporting innovation projects, new product launches, identification of new partners, scouting of technologies for research and way more.

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    The challenges related to animal health

    Between 2000 and 2016, almost 360 animal disease outbreaks were recorded across 116 countries, causing enormous economic losses, impacting trade and affecting global food security. Of these outbreaks, two-thirds were caused by just five diseases, including Avian Influenza, Foot and Mouth Disease and African swine fever (ASF), highlighting the opportunities available to better target and manage livestock disease. At the same time, pet ownership has skyrocketed across the globe. Over 50% of households in major markets currently own a pet and it rises to over 80% in nations like Brazil and Argentina.

    It has become necessary and urgent to develop new and effective solutions in animal health, taking into account the challenges of this market:

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      How we support you in your projects related to animal health

      For more than 25 years, Alcimed has supported its clients on numerous issues related to animal health. Indeed, we have carried out more than 200 projects in this field for different players, including global animal health companies, biotech companies, research centers and trade associations.

      The diversity of our clients, the geographical fields that we explore, and the types of projects that we carry out, gives us a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the issues addressed in the field of animal health.

      Our projects cover topics as diverse as new technologies and therapeutic approaches for zoonotic diseases, landscape and prioritization of potential partners in animal health research, assessment of market and licensing opportunities, market access, pricing and reimbursement, changes in regulations, and exploring potential technologies.

      We also work with our clients on a holistic approach to public, animal and environmental health, helping them to evaluate business opportunities and build partnerships around the concept of One health.

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      Examples of recent projects carried out for our clients in animal health

      • Building a 5-year strategy for rabies management for a leading animal health player

        We supported a leading animal health company in building its 5-year strategy for the rabies vaccination market of dogs in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

        We analyzed current and future public policies on rabies management at the human and animal levels and identified the main needs in the perspective of One health management.

        The results of our investigations allowed us to build recommendations for our client regarding the development of new products and services, geographic prioritization and customer targets.

      • Creation of a Veterinary Public Health Hub with a consortium of animal health players

        We accompanied a consortium of public and private players in animal and human health in the creation and management of a Veterinary Public Health Hub in a “One health” approach.

        We helped them define a common vision and ambition, build a roadmap and manage their projects. For example, these projects led to the creation of a Chair in Veterinary Public Health and the organization of an international scientific conference on the “One health” concept with themes such as the surveillance of emerging infectious diseases or antibiotic resistance.

      • Building a market forecast model for pet food and animal health MNCs

        We helped animal health and pet food MNCs to anticipate the possible futures for their businesses.

        Together with key industry experts and feedback from farm owners, our team developed a comprehensive market forecast model for animal production in India (chicken and buffalo), Australia and New Zealand (cattle, goat, sheep), China (pig, cattle, chicken, aquaculture) and Thailand (chicken, aquaculture).

        Our work allowed our clients to strategically define their strategic and operational roadmaps with the future outlook of the ecosystem in mind.

      • Supporting an animal health company in exploring potential new technology for pet products

        We supported a global petfood company in exploring a potential new digital technology that can be used to optimize their current products.

        To do so, our team analyzed the different types of technologies on the market, the opportunities and challenges they offer, and how they can be aligned with the consumer trends and demands.

        With this, we were able to build recommendations for the most promising technological solutions to investigate further, as well as identifying key potential partners for innovation and technological development.

      • Developing an animal health company’s business strategy in companion animal oncology through human oncology commercial strategy

        Alcimed worked with a top animal health company to help build their business strategy for the companion animal oncology market.

        Our team gathered intelligence on two key business cases of prominent human oncology drugs to determine what factors were most responsible for their success. We built hypotheses based on the best available data (global revenue data, manufacturer prescribing information, clinical trial data, etc.) and challenged them during interviews with oncologists.

        Our team then performed an assessment of the companion animal oncology market to identify the most prevalent pain points for pets and pet owners, then analyzed how key success factors from human oncology translate to animal health.

        In the end, our project helped our client to consider three key success factors that must be employed when launching new oncology therapeutics to the companion animal oncology market.

      • Searching and profiling of acquisition targets in equine nutraceuticals for a leading animal health player

        Alcimed worked with a leading animal health company to identify and qualify top retail equine nutraceutical targets for acquisition in North American and Europe.

        Our team assisted our client by creating a short list of companies of interest by looking at large retailers, equine events, and social media to ensure they fit the target profile. Additionally, interviews were conducted with key opinion leaders on equine nutraceuticals to further characterize potential targets and their capabilities.

        Following our investigation, we prioritized a list of targets for acquisition so that our client could enter the retail equine nutraceutical market. We also provided an understanding of the barriers and projections of the retail equine market in the US as described by experts and key stakeholders.

        The recommendation provided by our team on which organization should be approached along with other means to enter the retail equine market, assisted our client’s ability to expand into new markets.

      • Organization and moderation of an innovation workshop for an animal health client on the cat veterinary experience

        Alcimed helped prepare and moderate a workshop for an animal health client’s feline division. The goals of the workshop were to identify and prioritize unmet customer needs and work on how the division could prioritize novel interventions to meet comprehensive customer needs.

        We drafted the workshop organization by preparing moderation techniques including icebreakers, exercises for small group sessions, slides for moderation, and event schedule. Our team served as the moderator for the discussion to help facilitate an engaging, productive, and innovative workshop. Following the workshop, we prepared a comprehensive summary of the event along with an executive summary video, and informative infographic.

        Outcomes of the workshop provided our client with team level setting and alignment on top challenges/unmet needs facing the feline division, a list of project ideas to address the unmet needs, and a ranking of the most promising ideas. The exploration of the unmet needs within the feline division gave our client innovation solutions to investigate while also providing an exciting forum for group discussion.

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