Drug development and product commercialisation

From idea to CTA, and beyond

Science and business go hand in hand. We support communication between scientists and investors to ensure that your value is not lost translation.

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Get ready to meet the pharma stakeholders

Make the right decision for your project

We will be your trusted partner bringing your idea to life, supporting you through the vital steps towards market introduction of your product. 

Translating your scientific vision into the language of investors, authorities and payers is a delicate exercise. There are strategical opportunities, only spotted by the experiened eye. Getting expert support in preparing for discussions with investors and getting ready for due diligence is a wise investment. 

Early phase services

Your project is unique. We know that. This is why we carefylly assess and select the components to create exactly the support setup you need for your journey. Arex offers a wide range of services, with the benefit of experts and specialists being brought into your project exactly when needed.

Regulatory strategies

  • Regulatory strategy plan
  • Scientific advice
  • Target Product Profile (TPP)
  • Quality Target Product Profile (QTPP)
  • Risk assessment

Regulatory pathways

  • Regulatory timelines
  • Orphan Drug Designation
  • Pediatric Investigational Plan (PIP)
  • PRIME designation

Regulatory support

  • Project management
  • Documentation management
  • Publishing support
  • Agency interactions

Clinical trials

  • Clinical and product development
  • IMPD writing
  • Medical writing
  • IMP labelling
  • CTIS submission

CMC strategy and support

  • CMC development plan 
  • Formulation development strategy
  • Analytical method validation advice
  • Impurity profile and spec limits
  • Tech transfer support
  • Combination product development

Early market access

  • Landscape review
  • Unmet need
  • Market potential

Investor/Exit strategies

  • Due diligence readiness
  • Gap analysis
  • Supply chain robustness
  • Quality data room setup and maintenance
  • Workstream leads

QA support

  • Validation/qualification
  • Document management systems
  • Self-inspections
  • Acting QP services

Supplier management

  • Audits (GMP, GLP, GDP)
  • Quality agreements
  • Tech transfer support


  • GXP overview
  • GMP (in depth)
  • GLP (in depth)
  • GDP (in depth)


  • SOP writing
  • Offer for small startups: Small efficient fit-for-purpose QMS

Staffan Thunell

Founding partner

BSc Economics and BA

Staffan has a long background in entrepreneurship within the life science industry. He has 20+ years experience from posit­ions as Founder, Chair­man, CEO and CFO within medical affairs consulting and small pharma. Previously Staffan worked in executive positions in big pharma and specialty pharma companies.