Background and Project Approach

PharmaFutures 3 was the third in a series of investor-led dialogues focusing on the Emerging Opportunities in middle income countries.

Middle income markets, such as China, India, Brazil and the Philippines are seen by many in the healthcare industry as presenting significant new business opportunities. And it’s no wonder – rising incomes, changing demographics and evolving epidemiology in these geographies represent a sizeable shift in the market landscape.

This remarkable transformation, however, is taking place against a backdrop of continuing poverty and acute and chronic healthcare needs for millions of people. PharmaFutures 3: Emerging Opportunities explored the ways in which pharmaceutical companies can balance the opportunities offered by a growing consumer base with the need to develop more sustainable models that improve access to medicines and healthcare of the poor majority.


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I have watched the industry suffer the loss of public trust, struggle with bringing new products to market and lose the ability to grow its top line. This perfect storm is reflected in the current share price and as a long term investor I hope to hear and perhaps help find the early signs of a path to recovery.

John Schaetzl, Independent