Principal Analyst, Datamonitor Healthcare
Amanda has been tracking corporate strategy and business development activities in the biopharma and medtech industries for more than 15 years. She is a senior pharma consultant with Informa Pharma Custom Intelligence, where she works with pharma and biotech clients on disease landscaping and market opportunity assessments, building on her expertise in searching and mining Informa Pharma’s portfolio of pharmaceutical intelligence solutions. Amanda has been with Informa since 2005 (through the acquisitions of Elsevier Business Intelligence and Windhover Information). Prior to joining the consulting team, she was a Principal Analyst with Datamonitor Healthcare, where she identified and highlighted trends in corporate strategy and deal making across various markets, including regenerative medicine and immuno-oncology. Prior to Datamonitor Healthcare, Amanda was a deals analyst and later the research manager for Informa Pharma biopharma and medtech deals database. Before joining Informa, Amanda spent five years at Purdue Pharma, working as a market research analyst and information searcher. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry-Business from the University of Scranton, and a Master of Science in Library & Information Science from Long Island University.
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