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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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Life Sciences Thought Leadership

  • IRS issues guidance on bypassing SALT limitation on pass-throughs

    The IRS issued guidance allowing individual owners of pass-through entities, such as partnerships and S corporations, to deduct an unlimited amount of certain taxes on income earned from pass-through entities that would otherwise be limited to $10,000.

    Ron Cook Curtis Ruppal Dave DeCew
    Article March 26, 2021 4 min read
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  • Hiring cybersecurity talent? Five things you should know
    As cybersecurity threats rise, you must look further than IT credentials when hiring the professionals charged with keeping your data safe.
    Sarah Pavelek
    Article March 26, 2021 2 min read
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  • Could the sale of your business trigger “golden parachute” penalties?

    Internal Revenue Code Section 280G was intended to penalize excessive payouts to executives in certain M&A transactions. However, it can create traps for the unwary in more common corporate succession plans. Here’s what you need to know.

    Preston Ridinger Bryan El-Ary
    Article March 25, 2021 5 min read
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  • Employee retention credit FAQs clarify employer eligibility

    Many employers have questions about how the employee retention credit applies to their businesses, particularly after new legislation expanded the credit. We’ve compiled some frequently asked questions we received during our recent webinar, along with our answers.

    Stephen Eckert Amy Forester Alan Gallatin Ginger Powell
    Article March 22, 2021 7 min read
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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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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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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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