We are passionate about life sciences and bringing life-changing medicines to market, and we have the expertise and deep industry experience to make an immediate impact on your business.

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About the service

Acquis has been driving value in life science organizations since its founding in 1998. Our clients include 15 of the 20 largest pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the world, and we have also worked with mid-sized clients across more than 20 therapeutic areas.

Our project work with life-sciences organizations includes supporting transformation, change-management, and program-management initiatives.

We have worked with life-sciences executives in a wide range of enterprise functions, including commercial, medical, pharmacovigilance, and clinical.

We have developed deep industry expertise working with a diverse range of clients and enterprise functions, allowing us to provide a unique perspective supporting our clients’ strategic initiatives.

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Our work in the Life Sciences with midsized and large pharmaceutical and medical device companies is expansive.

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of the 20 largest pharma companies are our clients

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therapeutic product areas have been addressed

Clinical Development

We partner with clinical development functions in the end-to-end management of the clinical development lifecycle, emphasizing on guiding the strategic planning and execution of clinical research and studies.

Sample project: clinical trial end-to-end program management.

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We enable the management of strategic programs for commercial functions across the mature stages of product lifecycle management.

Sample project: assessing strategic needs of patient services organizations, and supporting the managing of strategic programs to improve the existing operating model.

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Medical Affairs

We guide medical affairs across the design and implementation of strategic initiatives focused on evidence generation, scientific communications, and stakeholder management.

Sample project: the design and management of a registry for real world evidence generation.

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We support transformation programs for safety functions centered on the execution of strategic initiatives, such as process improvement and technology-enablement programs.

Sample project: evaluation and implementation of a safety database.

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Global PMO

We work to help clients design and build program and project management capabilities, and provide support to lead complex transformation initiatives.

Sample project: building a new program management office and providing interim management of it.

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We guide clients through the end-to-end Software Development Life Cycle, inclusive of pre-implementation activities such as vendor assessments and selection, as well as post-implementation needs like change management.

Sample project: leading the business case development, vendor selection, and end-to-end implementation for a global safety database.

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Medical Affairs has long been hamstrung by an inability to use traditional value metrics like sales or NPV to guide investment decision making. Acquis artfully integrated our company’s technical abilities and innovative spirit with their strategic consulting, change management and implementation capabilities to produce a practical medical impact metric and a software solution to guide investment and resourcing decisions within and across Therapeutic areas – an industry first!

Head of Medical Affairs

Fortune 500 Life Science Company

Acquis was a critical partner to the success of our program – they helped shape the strategic and tactical elements we needed to guide our senior executives mandate forward with. The support we got after the strategy was established on implementation and change management was critical, there was over 100 stakeholders from a lot of various functions and the coordination was very challenging. It’s difficult to find a partner that can handle it all like your team did!

Senior Strategy and Transformation Advisor to Chief Medical Officer

Fortune 500 Life Sciences Organization

Kerby Houff


Kerby holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Georgetown University and Bachelors of Science degrees in Finance and Marketing Management from Virginia Tech. He is a college football connoisseur, a purveyor of obscure analogies, and a lover of travel. He lives in New York City with his wife Meredith and their four children, Emerson, Yardley, Poppy, and Hampton.

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