Boston Healthcare Acquires Alpha Care GmbH, Expanding Health Economics, Pricing and Reimbursement Consulting Presence in Europe

By Boston Healthcare, PRNE
Sunday, May 22, 2011

BOSTON and BERLIN, May 23, 2011 -

Boston Healthcare announced today that it has acquired Alpha Care GmbH, a
consulting firm based in Germany that provides health economics and policy
solutions for pharmaceutical, medical device, payer and provider
organizations. Through this acquisition, Boston Healthcare will expand its
health economics, pricing and market access consulting practice in Europe.
The establishment of a new office in Berlin, Germany, will allow Boston
Healthcare to enhance the delivery of its services to global pharmaceutical,
medical device and diagnostics companies.

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The Berlin office will be led by Prof. Bernd Brüggenjürgen, MD, MPH, who
will continue as Managing Director at Boston Healthcare GmbH, and will
support global clients in market access, pricing, reimbursement and funding
policies in Germany, complementing Boston Healthcare's global services. Prior
to co-founding Alpha Care with Prof. Stefan Willich of the University
Medicine Berlin Charité, Prof. Brüggenjürgen served as Head of Health
Economics and Disease Management at GlaxoWellcome in Germany, and is
currently Professor of Health Economics at the Steinbeis University in
Berlin. "Securing access to innovation in health care is a key issue in all
major markets and increasingly requires a global exchange and expertise,"
said Prof. Brüggenjürgen.

"The addition of Prof. Brüggenjürgen, and his colleagues, to the Boston
Healthcare team will provide our clients with enhanced in-market support in
health economics and market access in Europe," said Joseph V. Ferrara,
President of Boston Healthcare. "Germany is one of the largest pharmaceutical
and medical device markets in the world, as well as a leader in health care
technology innovation. Our presence in Germany will enhance our ability to
serve these innovative companies."

About Boston Healthcare:

Boston Healthcare helps biopharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics
companies unlock the value of innovation in the global health care
marketplace. Clients rely on Boston Healthcare to create opportunities,
navigate complexity, grow their businesses, and achieve their objectives
through reimbursement and market access strategy, health economics and
outcomes analysis, market and pricing strategies, and business development
support - all delivered to help clients maximize value capture.

For more information, please visit

    Contact: Michal Taton
    Company: Boston Healthcare Associates, Inc.
    Phone: +1-617-482-4004


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