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already use Inova Software to manage their partnering lifecycle

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Acorda Therapeutics
Aduro Biotech
AdvaMed Advanced Technology Association
Alfresa Pharma Corporation
American Type Culture Collection
Asahi Kasei Pharma Corp.
Bayer CropScience
Bayer HealthCare
Bio NJ
BIO Taiwan
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
BioMarker Strategies LLC
Boehringer Ingelheim
Business France
C4x Discovery
Calico Life Sciences
Carisma Therapeutics
Centre for Drug Research and Development
Centre Leon Berard
Chalmers Industriteknik
Daiichi Sankyo
Debiopharm Group
Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC
Domain Therapeutics
Dr. Kade
E-therapeutics Plc
EA Pharma Co., Ltd
Elanco Animal Health
Eli Lilly and Company
EMD Serono
F-star Biotechnology Ltd
Fortress Biotech
Fresenius Kabi
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Genocea Biosciences, Inc.
Gossamer Bio
Hikma Pharmaceuticals
Horizon Pharma
Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc.
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals
Jazz Pharmaceuticals
JT Pharma
Kaken Pharmaceuticals
Kyowa Hakko Kirin
Labatec Pharma
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Medison Pharma
Mereo BioPharmaceuticals
Milestone Pharmaceuticals
Millipore Sigma
Moberg Pharma
Moffitt Cancer Center
New Link Genetics
Nono Inc.
Ology Bioservices
Oncoarendi Therapeutics S.A.
Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
Pierre Fabre Pharmaceuticals
Precision Biosciences
Redx Pharma
Riemser Pharma GmbH
Rigel Pharmaceuticals
Rodan & Fields
Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Servier Laboratories
Shadow Lake Group
Sintetica SA
Sun Pharma
SymBio Pharmaceutical
Synthorx, Inc.
The Procter & Gamble Company
Torii Pharmaceuticals
Tusk Therapeutics
Ube Industries
UCB Pharma
Ultragenyx Pharmaceuticals
Upsher-Smith Laboratories
Zambon Group S.p.A.

Customer case studies

Learn, share and get inspired with the world's best biopharma companies

Bayer: Leveraging insightful reporting for partnering excellence

Inova's story with Bayer began six years ago, when the German pharma company decided to merge six different Business Development & Licensing teams to form a single Bayer Partnering team. As the success of this partnering function is crucial to the organization, they decided to look for a software, so they could set up a single partnering process that would encourage synergy.

Cornelius Kurz
Cornelius KurzGlobal Project Manager BD&LBayer
"We had 3-4 solutions to choose from. The most critical features for us were user-friendliness, customizability, connectivity to Thomson Reuters’ Clarivate and insightful reporting. In the end, we decided Inova Software would be our best way forward."

How Ferring built its entire external technologies scouting process

Since 2015, Ferring has been using Inova Software as its unique partnering solution for managing all external opportunities, which led to the R&D, BD and Alliance Management teams working more in synergy. In 2016, the company decided to create a central function for scouting drug delivery technology, which was done previously in a more unstructured way.

Janet Halliday
Janet HallidayAssociate Vice PresidentFCT & External TechnologiesFerring Pharmaceutical
"I wanted a solution for my Technology Scouting team that required minimal IT involvement. The BD and AM teams were already using Inova Software and happy with it. I am very glad we also chose Inova, it’s intuitive and easy-to-use."

How Roche and Genentech established one partnering solution with Inova

Inova Software has provided an end-to-end solution for partnering that was configurable for each team’s different needs.

Urs Schleuniger
Urs SchleunigerGlobal HeadAlliance & Asset Management
"The dedication and responsiveness of the Inova team have helped us set up a configurable partnering solution that adapts to the diverse user requirements."

How Shadow Lake Group has found business efficacies with Inova

Shadow Lake Group is a globally focused advisory firm with a highly experienced team of multidisciplinary specialists. Collectively, their management team has over 80 years and $13.5B in transactional and business experience, making Shadow Lake Group well positioned to navigate through every step of complex transactions to deliver customized strategic advisory services. Their clients range from early-stage biotechs to large pharmaceuticals based all over the world. Shadow Lake Group has clients based in Europe, North & South America, Africa and Asia.

Cathy Miner
Cathy MinerManaging Partner at Shadow Lake Group
"Inova checked all the boxes. It’s designed for biopharma business development, integrates with partnering conferences, and enables easy, professional reporting."

Ipsen uses Inova to refine their business development processes

Founded in 1929, Ipsen is a global biopharmaceutical group dedicated to improving lives through innovative medicines in Oncology, Neuroscience and Rare Diseases. They also have a well-established and successful Consumer Healthcare business. Ipsen sells more than 20 drugs in 115 countries and have a direct commercial presence in over 30 countries worldwide. Ipsen’s 5,400 employees are based around the world, including 3 R&D centers and 8 industrial sites.

Frederic Scaerou
Frederic ScaerouHead of External Innovation Europe & AsiaSenior Director at Ipsen
"Designing your own solution is really painful. What you think you need, isn’t necessarily what works in reality. Inova’s platform comes with business development best practices built-in, making it easy to adopt and use. Inova is truly designed for business developers, which is why so many biopharma companies use it."

Ology Bioservices scales up sales activities using Inova Software

From 2013 - 2017, Ology Bio underwent enormous growth. They changed their business model from a products and formulations company to a CDMO with a complete service offering focusing on vaccines and recombinant proteins/antibodies, and increased staff by over 40%. Through this expansion, their sales opportunities also grew rapidly. They were searching for new clients for their expanded services as well as partners for subcontracting work. At the same time, Ology Bio continued to offer licenses on their Vero Cell Vaccine technology platform, and needed to maintain relationships with potential licensees.

Leslie Molony
Leslie MolonyExecutive Director of Business Development at Ology Bioservices
"The CDMO sales cycle is a very long, relationship-dependent process. You meet the same person at different events as their project moves though clinical development. Inova Software helps you track everything in one place, so when your lead becomes a real opportunity, you have all the information you need. Thanks to Inova, we’re more efficient and productive. It’s a powerful solution for CDMOs."

Why Transgene chose a partnering software tailor-made for biotechs

Transgene was founded in 1979, making it a pioneer of the European biotech industry. A member of the Merieux group of companies, Transgene is dedicated to designing and developing targeted immunotherapies for the treatment of cancers and infectious diseases.

Hemanshu Shah
Hemanshu ShahVice PresidentCorporate Development and Medical Affairs at Transgene
"We looked at a lot of CRMs, but didn’t have time for the heavy customization they required. We are very happy we chose Inova Software. It is intuitive, easy to use and fits our processes. Any biotech looking to scale up their partnerships will benefit from Inova."

Customer testimonials

Hear why our customers love Inova

Helen Smith Business Operations Manager

Inova bridges the challenge of two externally-facing function within AstraZeneca, R&D and Business Development, and gets them operating in a seamless fashion: the right hand knows what the left hand is doing.

Cornelius Kurz Global Project Manager BD&L

We use Inova Software as our exclusive tool for BD&L project management and reporting, resulting in high quality data and deal flow. We enjoy working with Inova’s experts and solutions, they continue to exceed our expectations.

Darren Carroll Senior Vice President, Corporate Business Development

Inova Software has enabled Lilly to standardize processes, enable more consistent data across the entire External Innovation community and place data more directly into the hands of business development leadership.

Eli Lilly and Company
Janet Halliday Associate Vice President, FCT & External Technologies

I wanted a solution for my Technology Scouting team that required minimal IT involvement. The BD and AM teams were already using Inova Software and happy with it. I am very glad we also chose Inova, it’s intuitive and easy-to-use.


Inova has helped the Alliance Management and Finance group to manage financial obligations. Inova is an excellent planning and tracking software for milestone payments.

Leslie Molony Executive Director of Business Development

Being able to link meetings to opportunities and agreements is a huge benefit for us. There’s no other software that does it. We used to keep our meeting information in manila folders. Now, it's all in Inova Software, which saves us a lot of time and headaches!

Urs Schleuniger Global Head, Alliance & Asset Management

The dedication and responsiveness of the Inova team have helped us set up a configurable partnering solution that adapts to the diverse user requirements.

Thibaut du Fayet Vice President, Alliances and Business Development

Inova Software has taken down information silos across our organization. Now, all our teams have accurate information on previous and on-going discussions with partners. It helps us be more efficient and a great company to partner with.

Tony Maggi Head of Business Development & Licensing

Having a tool with facilitated data entry is such a relief! The Outlook Add-In and BIO Conferences Sync functionalities are excellent.

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