Trends and issues affecting life sciences businesses

Stay focused on the science, while we help address your unique business issues

In today’s fast-paced marketplace and complicated regulatory environment, operating in the life sciences industry can bring a variety of challenges. From raising capital or addressing pricing pressures to prioritizing development efforts or managing third-party risks, your life sciences company requires business advisors who understand your complex issues.

RSM knows the research and science in your industry are just as important as the business side of your organization. We’re poised to help you stay focused on these key efforts while not sacrificing business growth and profitability goals. From the development stage to becoming a commercial organization and capitalizing on efficiencies and new opportunities, our life sciences professionals can help guide you every step of the way.

We work with life sciences companies across all segments of the industry—including biotechnology, pharmaceutical, bio-pharmaceutical, medical device, contract manufacturing, clinical research organizations and others that support the life sciences industry.


From managing third-party providers and raising capital to addressing data security or labour needs, biopharmaceutical companies have a number of challenges—and opportunities to capitalize on—but sometimes they lack the internal resources to address the issues. Our professionals work with a variety of organizations, from early-stage startups to more established commercial life sciences businesses in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology space.


As health care moves to more remote and virtual care, medtech companies will be challenged with developing innovative devices to accelerate our knowledge of individual health-care needs, how to treat diseases and improve overall outcomes. At the same time, changing consumer health preferences and the increase in available data will drive the sector even further. And while there are many opportunities for medtech businesses—whether in diagnostics, precision medicine, implants, monitoring and treatment devices, wearables or medical supplies—our professionals understand the challenges the sector faces, too. From managing security and privacy risks, supply chain challenges, pricing pressures and value-based outcomes to global regulation complexities, we can help.

Life science services

Whether you are a clinical research organization, contract manufacturing organization, contract development and manufacturing organization or a technology-enabled service provider supporting life sciences companies, we understand the ecosystem that you support and can bring those insights to help you address challenges, manage risk, create efficiencies and elevate opportunities.

Services for life sciences companies

In the current competitive business environment, it’s more important than ever for middle market life sciences companies to align with financially focused professionals experienced in all aspects of the industry.

Whether you require better security, enterprise systems management, or controls among your departments and third-party providers; wish to advance your merger and acquisition readiness; or want to improve your overall information technology strategy and planning, we can help you move past your challenges and on to opportunity and growth. Here are some of the services we provide: