Trailblazing Cambridge pharmaceutical supplier, Qdem, aims to follow its stellar 2017 with an outstanding 2018

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Trailblazing Cambridge pharmaceutical supplier, Qdem, aims to follow its stellar 2017 with an outstanding 2018, all while delivering quality and value to the NHS.


Qdem was established in 2012, with the aim to supply high quality medicines to the NHS and other UK healthcare customers. We are based in the world-renowned Cambridge Science Park where we have a highly efficient production facility and support network, allowing our products to deliver the highest level of care for branded products. Qdem recognises the need of the NHS and UK healthcare customers to derive maximum value from all its purchasing decisions, but without compromising the quality of patient care. With this considered, we have established the ‘Qdem Promise’, which provides customers with the reassurance that they will continuously receive outstanding products at a cost-effective price.


We begin each year with a set of financial and non-monetary targets, which reflect our ambitious growth plans, but also enable us to remain agile enough to meet new opportunities. The growth of our company has been rapid, and we have consistently exceeded our financial targets each year since our inception. This has allowed us to consider new opportunities, but also meant that our focus must be maintaining the level of customer service for which we are known.


Qdem has had an extremely successful year, with our established brands cementing their positions as clear market leaders. This allows us significant flexibility when considering future opportunities. The major milestone achieved for 2017 has been the transformation of Qdem from a niche branded generics company to a genuine market leader, which now has the flexibility to move between a variety of therapeutic areas and complex generics, while at the same time working in partnership with the NHS, in areas where commercial and clinical excellence are a prerequisite.


The daily challenge is to run all departments of a successful business with a small team, meaning all individuals are involved with sales, marketing, compliance, commercial, clinical, marketing and the supply chain. This gives Qdem a pretty unique role in the pharmaceutical industry and attracts highly motivated individuals who have hands-on involvement with all aspects of the business. No two days in Qdem are the same, and the variety and challenge of the role is the key motivator for our team.


Our expertise in bringing branded generics to market, while offering the NHS significant savings and maintaining quality makes Qdem an attractive partner both for the NHS and pharmaceutical companies. Our experience has delivered hundreds of switches at CCG/health board level and this product lifecycle expertise is in high demand. In addition, our Account Managers are exceptionally skilled in clinical key account selling, which opens a broad range of future product possibilities for us. We are a rapidly growing and dynamic company with bold and ambitious plans for the future.