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Rare disease market access – Launching orphan drugs in secondary markets: the Nordic and MENA regions

Where will you be launching your new orphan medicine? You may be confident that your Global market access strategy will support access in key launch markets like the UK, the EU4 and the US, but have you thought about other markets? Have you looked at the reimbursement requirements for rare disease products in the Nordic markets? Have you explored opportunities in growth markets, such as those in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region?

This Rare Disease Day, our Global Market Access team will compare and contrast access opportunities and challenges for rare disease treatments in the differing markets of the Nordic and MENA regions, asking: what does this mean for your overarching market access strategy?

Join us live at 1.00pm (GMT)/2.00pm (CET)/8.00am (EST) on Thursday 29th February, to explore rare disease market access challenges and learn more about these high potential markets.

In an earlier rare disease market access webinar, we explored the challenges facing orphan medicines entering key European markets. Here, we will explore some of the markets that can be neglected or forgotten about by Global teams. The rare markets if you like.

Our Global Market Access experts will explore contrasting regions to showcase the significant differences between international markets when it comes to:

  • Overall and rare disease patient populations
  • Access inequalities
  • Time to diagnosis
  • Access to innovation timelines
  • Healthcare funding
  • Health technology assessment frameworks

Robert Taaffe (Consultant – Global Market Access) will present his research into the market access conditions in the MENA regions, with a focus on the rare disease reimbursement landscape in growth markets in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Michelle James (Associate Consultant – Global Market Access) will showcase market access and reimbursement routes in the more established, yet smaller populations in the Nordic regions. Michelle will focus on access in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.

After this initial comparison, Clare Foy (Director – Global Market Access) will lead a discussion on the opportunities and challenges of launching in markets with different conditions and requirements, and how this should play into your overarching Global market access strategy.

Meet our speakers

Rob Taaffe

Robert Taaffe

Consultant – Global Market Access

Presenting research into rare disease market access in the MENA markets.

Michelle James

Michelle James

Associate Consultant – Global Market Access

Presenting research into rare disease market access in the Nordic markets.

Clare Foy

Director –Global Market Access

Leading our exploration into the opportunities and challenges of launching in markets with contrasting conditions and requirements.

We invite you to put your questions to our team in this session. Please suggest a question when you register, or email your questions to Register now to join us for the webinar.

If you cannot attend the webinar but would like to know more, please register nonetheless, as all registrants will receive a recording of the webinar.

The webinar is free and open to all Market Access, HEOR, Strategic, and Commercial teams in Pharmaceutical companies. Some colleagues from other organisations may attend at the discretion of Mtech Access.

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