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Plante Moran

Strategies that work, no matter what's next. Learn more now.

Strategies that work, no matter what's next. Learn more now.

Strategies that work, no matter what's next. Learn more now.

Innovative solutions for groundbreaking organizations

In a time of intense disruption, organizations across the life sciences industry must balance a wide range of costly dynamics. Funding, product commercialization, research and development, regulatory compliance, and process scaling and optimization are all capital-intensive activities. On top of that, organizations need to keep pace with the new health economy while pivoting to value-based payment models and changing patient and customer needs.

Whether you’re expanding globally, optimizing tax incentives, executing an acquisition transaction, or looking to improve your current operations, we have a deep and diverse bench of tax, audit, and consulting experts to help. Our team provides proactive insights and pragmatic ideas to increase your bottom line and deliver better patient outcomes.

We serve bioscience, medical device, pharmaceutical, and life sciences clients of all sizes and structure from prerevenue startups to public companies with billons in annual revenue, as well as nonprofit research and incubator organizations. When it comes to critical issues, we don’t take shortcuts — we take action.

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Industry 4.0

Professionals on manufacturing floor
9 minute read
10 ways your legacy system is costing you...and what you can do about it
Legacy ERP systems may provide adequate functionality, but they can pose significant risks to your business — and hobble future growth — in ways you might not realize. Is an outdated system holding your business back?
Doug Hockenbrocht
White Paper November 11, 2021 9 minute read

Smart medical device companies are launching cost transformation strategies
Don't wait for a disruptor to force change

Life Sciences Thought Leadership

  • House passes Build Back Better Act, attention turns to Senate for further negotiations
    On November 19, the House passed the Build Back Better Act, which is now heading to the Senate for further consideration. This concludes a lengthy period of deliberation in the House and is a significant milestone in the legislative process.
    Stephen Eckert Jennifer Keegan Michael Monaghan Kurt Piwko
    Article November 19, 2021 5 min read
    Person at government building
  • Infrastructure Act accelerates expiration of employee retention credit
    The employee retention credit (ERC) helped businesses meet pandemic payrolls, but its initial conflict with other programs and multiple modifications confused potential beneficiaries. Though it’s expiring as of September 2021, some employers should consider a retroactive claim.
    Amy Forester Ginger Powell
    Article November 11, 2021 3 min read
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  • Infrastructure Act completed as Build Back Better Act negotiations continue

    On November 5, the House passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Negotiations over the Build Back Better Act (BBBA) continue in the House, but new details about expected tax changes have emerged. Our tax experts discuss.

    Stephen Eckert Michael Monaghan Kurt Piwko Jennifer Keegan
    Article November 9, 2021 32 min read
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  • Tax changes take shape in Build Back Better Act framework deal
    On October 28, the White House and Democratic leadership in Congress announced a framework deal on the Build Back Better Act (BBBA). Our tax experts discuss what’s happening in Congress, and what we know and don’t know about the BBBA. 
    Stephen Eckert Michael Monaghan Kurt Piwko Jennifer Keegan Josh Bemis
    Article October 29, 2021 14 min read
    Walking up capital steps

Our clients say

During the past 15 years, I have called on Plante Moran to provide my organizations with guidance and assistance. On each occasion, their consultants have worked successfully with my team and delivered outstanding results. From setting strategy and our roadmaps for the future to training and facilitation or assisting with customers facing initiatives to assessing, planning and implementing operational tactics that have resulted in significant cost savings and quality improvement…PM has delivered!

Brian K. Hutchison Chief Executive Officer, RTI Surgical

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1 min read
Midwest manufacturer uses data analytics to gain customer insights
A manufacturer with both consumer and professional customer segments, served through a direct sales model.
Chris Moshier
Case Study March 5, 2018 1 min read
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2 min read
Global expansion for Japanese-owned medical device company
Japan’s leading manufacturer of electronic medical equipment and one of the top 100 medical device companies in the world, with annual sales of $1.5 billion, expands their global presence.
Case Study October 3, 2017 2 min read

Specialized expertise for a specialized industry

Our experts — many of whom come to us from organizations just like yours — dedicate their careers to the life sciences industry. Each team member averages over 25 years of experience across manufacturing, supply chain, healthcare — including clinical, cost management, M&A, transformation, strategy, tax, audit, and more. Our experts translate “30,000-foot” concepts, directions, and strategies into implementable solutions that produce measurable results. And when you hire Plante Moran, you don’t get just one person or one team. You receive the support of our entire firm to help you grow, improve profitability, and implement transformational change in a rapidly evolving global healthcare environment.

Furthermore, we’ll take the time to understand your organization — your operations, your challenges, and your goals for the future. From there, we tailor our services and our team to meet your needs. Whether you’re on the path to bring a new product to market, integrate an acquired organization, or improve your current operations, we provide the depth of expertise, proactive ideas, and a hands-on approach you need to achieve your goals.

What makes working with us different? According to Jeff Jenkins, a practice leader, it’s our service model. “We’re not just strategy-focused, nor do we have a limited scope of services. We holistically evaluate your entire organization to best position you for success. We’re on the ground, working side by side with you to execute and implement actionable solutions.”

How can we help your business?

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