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Blue Matter is a consulting firm serving the life sciences industry. We strive to bring a new approach to consulting with original ideas that deliver a meaningful impact.

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Our Purpose

We are proud to be part of an industry that is pushing the boundaries of science and technology to improve people’s lives. Our role is to help our clients identify unique insights, generate new ideas and drive meaningful results to get the most out of their products, portfolios and teams.

We began our careers in established consulting firms where we developed valuable experience and industry knowledge. During this time, we came to see that rigid processes often interfered with original thinking and led to bloated deliverables packed with mediocre answers.

A group of us like-minded, passionate consultants believed there was a better approach and founded Blue Matter to provide a platform to foster innovation and creativity in consulting.

Our Difference

Industry and scientific knowledge, analysis and insights. Left brain thinking. This is the foundation of our discipline. Creativity and imagination. Constantly challenging conventional thinking and seeking fresh ideas. Right brain thinking. We’re passionate about this; it’s the reason our clients come back.

The key to winning is effective differentiation. And effective differentiation comes from originality–thinking that is grounded in reason and infused with imagination.

"The terrific work you did resulted in a substantial change to our commercial strategy."

- Chairman of the Board, Small Biotech

"Thank you very much for the great work and partnership. You are one of the rare breed of consultants whom I trust. You will always be on my speed dial if we need help with anything."

- Chief Commercial Officer, Small Biotech

"I appreciate all of the great work you have done for our team this past year and look forward to continued partnership in the New Year."

- Chief Commercial Officer, Mid-sized Diagnostic Company

"Your preparation and support has been instrumental in achieving our desired outcome."

- Franchise Commercial Lead, Global Biotech

"Thank you all so much for the extremely successful project...I couldn't be happier with the way that it went."

- Sr. Product Manager, Diagnostic Company

"This project was excellent, from the content development to facilitation. Many, many thanks for the great work!"

- Director of Marketing, Diagnostic Company

"The process was great, I loved that I didn't have to manage you that much. Everything was highly organized and done on time. Quality and originality of thinking was also good."

- Global Commercial Lead, Large Biotech

"Great project. I was learning as we went along; good expertise — brought in examples from other projects."

- Global Commercial Lead, Large Biotech

Our Clients

Our clients include: top global bio-pharmaceutical companies with large, diverse product portfolios to small emerging players with one asset in development, leading diagnostic companies, and investment houses. We work with CEOs, Chief Commercial Officers, Franchise Heads, Product Directors, Functional Area Leaders. 90%+ of our business is from repeat, satisfied customers.

Our Services

Shape Innovative Products

Drive Successful Launches

Build Great Portfolios and Companies

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The Rarest of Them All: Why Neglected Rare Diseases Require a Very Different Mindset

Introduction In previous articles, we explored several important aspects of rare diseases (RDs).  First, we showed how different authorities define the term “rare disease” (or “orphan disease”).  We also established a spectrum of rarity, ranging from those diseases that are considered common—with well-established treatment paradigms—to those that are “hyper-orphan,” affecting perhaps a couple of people … Read More

The COVID-19 Challenge: How Pharma Can Adapt and Succeed in the Face of an Uncertain Future

Current Scenario: Challenges, Opportunities, and Critical Success Factors The current situation regarding COVID-19 is alarming.  At the time of publication, infection and death rates are continuing to rise rapidly in the United States, Spain, Switzerland, and many other European countries. In other countries like China, Italy, and Germany the situation appears to be resolving, but … Read More

How Rare Is Rare? Making Sense of Rare Disease Definitions, Nomenclature, and Patient Numbers

Many people working in and around the health care system and the biopharmaceutical industry use the terms “rare disease” and “orphan disease” on a fairly regular basis.  Obviously, they refer to any disease that’s uncommon, often with few treatment options (or no treatment options).  But what do these terms really mean? What’s the actual definition … Read More

Location, Location, Location: Why You Need a Systematic Approach to Locating Your European HQ

Location, Location, Location:  Most regard that as the first rule of real estate.  Simply put, it refers to the fact that a home’s value can vary dramatically based solely on its location.  Nice neighborhood with good schools, low crime, and beautiful tree-lined streets? In a place like that, a home will command a much higher … Read More

Cell-Based Therapies: Navigating Challenges Through 2020 and Beyond

In Part 1 of this series, we reviewed recent developments and upcoming milestones that are shaping the cell-based therapy landscape. Here in Part 2, we explore the various factors and challenges that will influence how each cell-based therapy—and the class as whole—will perform in the marketplace over the next few years. Some of these factors … Read More

Europe’s Got Talent II: Deciding Who to Hire and When

When a non-EU-based biopharmaceutical company decides to establish a presence in Europe, there are seemingly countless items that need to be managed, ranging from the highly strategic to the mundane.  One of the most important items is building the European team.  In the previous article, we outlined five ways in which hiring and recruiting differ … Read More

Europe’s Got Talent I: Five Ways Recruiting a Team in Europe Differs from the US

“Our people are our greatest asset.” That statement is a time-honored cliché in the business world.  However, clichés typically come about for a reason: They’re usually true.  No biopharmaceutical company can move into Europe without recruiting and hiring talent there.  Obviously, those are essential steps to building a local presence anywhere.  In this installment of … Read More