PharmaLex forms joint venture with consulting firm Vintura

17 December 2019 3 min. read

Vintura, a Dutch consulting firm focused on the healthcare and life sciences sector, has formed a joint venture with PharmaLex, a provider of business services to the pharmaceuticals industry.

As part of the alliance, Vintura will be able to access the global pool of expertise offered by PharmaLex. With around 950 employees operating from 31 offices in 17 countries, PharmaLex is one of the larger professional services firms to the pharma, biotech and medical device sectors, serving some 600 clients worldwide.

Areas of expertise PharmaLex focuses on include development consulting, innovation, regulatory affairs, outsourcing, pharmacovigilance, risk management, and quality management & compliance. According to Thomas Dobmeyer, CEO of PharmaLex, the firm’s broad portfolio enables it to provide its clients with an end-to-end offering. 

“Our experts help clients through early strategic planning activities and non-clinical requirements to clinical development, through regulatory submission processes and finally to market approval and product maintenance post-launch activities.”Vintura and Pharmalex join forces in joint ventureVintura will now be able to tap into this network, both broadening and deepening its service portfolio, as well as significantly expanding its global coverage. Gérard Klop, Partner at Vintura commented; “PharmaLex has a very strong heritage in the life sciences sector and we see clear synergies between our two organisations. In addition, the international footprint of PharmaLex supports our international growth objectives.”

Meanwhile, for PharmaLex, the collaboration will add an established management consultancy track record to the top-tier of its service portfolio. “Vintura is an excellent partner for PharmaLex. They have significant strategic experience in the life science sector, such as market access and product/portfolio strategy,” said Dobmeyer, who is based in Frankfurt. 

Located in Baarn, just outside of Utrecht, Vintura has grown its team to 30 consultants since its founding in 2000. A few years ago, the consulting firm was named one of the Netherlands’ top small employers, while clients rate its services with an average NPS score of 8.8 on a ten-point scale.

As Vintura also serves customers in healthcare, including hospitals, helping them in among others areas with strategy, value-based healthcare and performance improvement, Dobmeyer added, “they will potentially support us with diversifying our portfolio.” . 

Alongside their joint venture, both companies will continue to operate under own brands. Concluding in harmony, the pair of chief executives said; “On top of building on our mutual strengths and joint opportunities to the benefit of our clients, the partnership further positions us to grow our impact on our society, herewith realising our joint ambition to create a more sustainable and affordable healthcare.”