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MedEngine acquires the Institute of Applied Economics and Health Research ApS (ApHER) to offer Nordic real-world data solutions to global pharmaceutical companies

MedEngine Oy announced today that it has acquired the Institute of Applied Economics and Health Research ApS (ApHER), a leading Danish medical data science company. The companies will combine their scientific expertise and profound understanding of Nordic health data to provide advanced real-world data solutions to the global pharmaceutical industry

The Institute of Applied Economics and Health Research (ApHER) provides research services in the fields of pharmacoepidemiology, real-world evidence, and health economics for pharmaceutical companies. With this strategic acquisition, MedEngine obtains a strong presence across Nordic countries and broadens its scientific expertise. MedEngine will have offices in Helsinki (Finland), Copenhagen (Denmark), and Lund (Sweden) as well as an extensive scientific network across the region.

“This is an important step in the implementation of our international expansion strategy, which is based on building industry-leading medical data science solutions for global pharma customers by leveraging the power of Nordic real-world data. ApHER is well-known for the pan-Nordic registry studies, with an outstanding scientific track record. We are thrilled to join forces with some of the leading experts in the field”, says Tero Ylisaukko-oja, CEO of MedEngine.

“With its scientific mindset and a strong drive for growth, MedEngine is an optimal owner for ApHER”, says CEO of ApHER, Peter Gerhardsson: ”Our team is very excited to be a part of building a next-generation medical research organization.”

Through the acquisition, MedEngine further strengthens its expertise in medical data science services, which include real-world evidence research, post-authorization safety studies, health-economic research, external control arm solutions for clinical trials, machine-learning-based real-world data solutions, and qualitative research. The acquisition also accelerates the expansion of MedEngine’s medical content solutions and market access services to Denmark and Sweden.

About MedEngine

MedEngine is a digitally minded, people-first, premium service provider for the pharmaceutical industry, which is built upon extensive academic expertise and years of experience in the industry. MedEngine creates strategic solutions to accelerate medical business by combining services in the fields of Medical Data Science, Market Access, and Medical Content Solutions. MedEngine’s customers are the world’s leading pharmaceutical and health technology companies and innovative healthcare start-up companies.

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About ApHER

The Institute of Applied Economics ApS (ApHER) is based in Copenhagen, Denmark and conducts research and provides strategic consulting services in Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Pharmacoepidemiology, and Real-World Evidence. The company works within a network of academic and industry professionals in the Nordic countries and services global pharmaceutical and medical technology customers.


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