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Product Development and Lifecycle Management

Product Development in Life Sciences

With deep experience leading the development of new therapies, IPM can help you navigate complex development pathways to get your products to those who need them. 


Developing a new drug, biologic therapy, medical device, or diagnostic is a high-stakes venture. And with the right process, patients get access to these life-changing products quickly and reliably. You can move forward with confidence when you know you are on the right path to achieve key milestones. Extensive experience with pharmaceutical and medical device companies, combined with proven project and program management expertise, means IPM can jump in and lead whenever and wherever the need arises. Accelerated timelines? New therapeutic modalities? Supply chain disruptions? Alliance partnerships? We can help your team manage today’s realities.

Access product development expertise for pharma and medical technology companies 

IPM knows life sciences and the complexities of getting new therapies, treatments, and technologies to market.


To ensure your new product development process is managed right, IPM consultants will: 

  • Lead your team in the development of new products that will improve patients’ lives.  
  • Identify gaps and risks, addressing issues before they cause delays and rework.  
  • Leverage program and project management tools to prioritize tasks, guide decision-making, and meet milestones. 
  • Enhance your organization’s skills, communication, and cross-functional collaboration to grow your product development capabilities. 

IPM’s customized approach to new product development ensures products get to patients faster, maximizing the value for all stakeholders.  

How We Can Help You

Lead your pharma and medtech development projects

IPM will lead on-time product development projects for your core team or function, from research and development, to CMC, to commercialization and more. You can rely on us to make your process more efficient, even in the face of complex regulatory requirements. With broad life sciences expertise and business context, we keep projects on track, customizing waterfall and Agile methods and tools to the needs of your teams, programs, and organization.  

Enhance your product development capabilities

IPM gets to the heart of product development challenges right from the start. A thorough analysis will identify gaps and risks—and strengths—across your organization. From there we’ll help you establish or improve the infrastructure and governance needed to enhance decision-making, break down functional silos, and prioritize programs and projects. IPM will tailor tools, training, and waterfall, Agile, or hybrid methods to improve your ability to quickly launch life-enhancing products. If needed, we can provide project portfolio management leadership or establish a project management office to guide execution.  

Count on IPM for Life Science Product Development Expertise

More than 20 years’ experience working for pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, diagnostics, and cell and gene therapy companies is why clients choose IPM to lead product development projects. In the last decade alone, we’ve logged more than 800,000 hours of product development work for these firms. Our client list of about 200 life sciences companies includes 16 of the top 25 pharmaceutical companies worldwide and 10 of the top 50 medical device companies. At the other end of the spectrum, we’ve worked with more than 50 small and startup companies.  

Whether you are looking to supplement your existing resources or strengthen your in-house capabilities, IPM will enhance the speed and quality of your new product development.  


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McKenzie Wessen IPM Director

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Ian Pudge IPM Principal Consultant

Ian Pudge

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