Global Business Reports


Catherine Howe, Sorina Dumitru, Irina Negoita

United States Biopharmaceuticals 2017

July 27, 2017

A global powerhouse and forerunner on the international stage, the U.S. biopharmaceutical industry is framed by uncertainty in light of the country’s recent political transition. Nevertheless, the industry is robust and ready to adapt, already reacting to recent negative media attention relating to drug pricing and price increases. With an increasing amount of innovation stemming from small biotechnology companies and projects spun out from universities into start-ups, the importance of fostering innovation and providing a supportive framework is paramount. Regional hubs with flourishing innovation ecosystems are notable for the incentives they offer and, as such, have become centers for innovation and knowledge exchange.


TrialScope helps trial sponsors to comply with disclosure regulations and internal transparency policies for jurisdictions across the world and is developing a program to provide easily intelligible interpretations of trial results for the patients that are involved in trials.
Almac Clinical Technologies designs and deploys complex software that helps trial sponsors automate complex decisions that occur in clinical trials.
UL helps companies meet safety and compliance standards and regulations across the pharma industry.
Chromocell is using its own Chrmovert technology to provide alternative pain blockers to opioids.


Chile Mining 2024 Pre-Release

The Chilean mining renaissance has begun. In 2024, the country is set to experience its first increase in copper production since 2018, driven by Codelco’s production surge and Teck Resources’ Quebrada Blanca II coming online. This year also saw the first major regulatory update since 1983 with amendments to Law No. 21,420, which modernized the mining framework. The government has shown strong support for the industry by committing to reduce permit processing times by a third and proposing 20 actionable measures to streamline processes. Additionally, Chile classified its 69 saline environments, leaving 31 open for private development and initiating a request for information process in April to rapidly advance these areas.



"We plan to double our copper production by the end of the decade. There remains significant upside potential in the gold industry, and the copper operations are strategic and additive to that."