Quantum Pharma Plc (LON:QP) is the topic of conversation when Dr Gary Waanders the Director of Healthcare Research at Zeus Capital caught up with DirectorsTalk to discuss interim results. Gary explains the warning on profits expectations and what has happened to performance, the corrective measures has the company taken and how his view of the company has changed.
Quantum Pharma Plc is a service-led, niche pharmaceutical developer, manufacturer and supplier to the retail pharmacy, pharmaceutical wholesaler, hospital, homecare and care home markets. Quantum Pharma operates through three divisions, offering a portfolio of innovative and complementary products and services.
Specials comprises four business units (Quantum Pharmaceutical, UL Medicines, NuPharm and Quantum Aseptics Services), which manufacture, procure and supply unlicensed medicines (specials) and special obtains. In response to a request from a prescriber for a bespoke medicine or special product to optimise patient treatment, the division manufactures, procures and supplies bespoke specials; batch-made specials; aseptically prepared sterile intravenous medicines; imported medicines and special obtain products. With an expansive portfolio of products, Quantum is a trusted partner to the majority of large retail pharmacy chains in the UK, as well as pharmaceutical wholesalers, hospitals, independent pharmacies and dispensing doctors. The division offers an unrivalled and constantly expanding range of products. It has a customer-focused, service-driven business model, which aims to provide shorter lead times than any of its competitors.
Niche Pharmaceuticals comprises three business units (Colonis, Lamda and PERN Consumer Products) which develop and commercialise niche pharmaceuticals. This division is a product development and commercialisation business focusing on taking niche drugs through the regulatory pathway to achieve regulated status (licensed product or medical device). The division uses the excellent visibility of trends in the UK pharmacy and hospital markets gained through our Specials division, to supplement market data, allow early identification of the market opportunity to take products from unlicensed (special) status to licensed status. The division has a growing portfolio and pipeline of products that fit this unlicensed to licensed pathway, as well as complementary generic, generic plus or medical devices intended to meet unmet patient needs across a number of therapeutic areas.
Medication Adherence comprises two business units (Biodose® and Biodose Services®) which provide products and services to enhance the likelihood of a patient adhering to a medication regime, patient-focused homecare services and services to pharmaceutical companies. It owns Biodose®, the only medication delivery system on the market that accommodates both liquid and solid doses. Biodose Connect™ takes patient safety and adherence to the next level by enabling remote monitoring of adherence to medication regimes. The division also operates a range of specialist patient-focused homecare services to the NHS, private clinics and pharmaceutical companies across the UK and provides the Group with exposure to the homecare and supported living sectors of the care pathway complementing the focus of the remainder of the Group.