Clinical & Therapeutic Areas

Depth and expertise in Global Healthcare

Knowvanta research and analysis solutions are specifically focused within the global healthcare disciplines. This singular focus offers clients deeper and more nuanced insights from their research and analytics. The company can leverage these results for improved forecasting, product introductions and promotions, and financial planning.

Expertise in more than 100 clinical and therapeutic areas, including:

Auto Immune Diseases

RA, CD, UC, psoriasis, eczema, MS, lupus

Cardiovascular

Stroke, ACS-PCI, Heart Failure, Afib, PAD, DVT, HTN, HCE

CNS

Epilepsy, BD, SCZD, MDD, NP, ADHD, ALZ, PD, HD, MS, SCI, sleep

Dermatology

Eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, AK, BCC, SCC, aesthetics/CPG

Endocrinology

EDiabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, Cushing’s, Addison’s

Gastrointestinal

GERD, IBS, Traveler’s Diarrhea, OIC, SCI bowel dysfunction

Hematology

COAG, anti-COAG, hemophilia, anemia, thrombocytopenia

Infectious Disease

HIV, HCV, HSV, anti-infectives - HAP/CAP, SSTI, bacteremia

Nephrology

NCKD, PKD, diabetic nephropathy, chronic renal insufficiency

Oncology

mBC, PC, NSLC, pancreatic, adrenal, MM, melanoma, GIST, AML

Ophthalmology

Cataract, glaucoma, ocular HTN, wet AMD, diabetic retinopathy

Pain

OA, RA, NP, chronic pain, post-op pain, opioid dependency

Respiratory

Asthma, allergy, COPD, respiratory infections

Surgical Supplies

Sustainability Initiatives in the Healthcare Setting

Urology

Low T, BC, HRT, fibroids, pelvic floor prolapse, PMDD, VVA

Knowvanta knows global healthcare

Michael S. Ricker

Managing Partner

Michael brings unique experience and perspective to his role as Managing Partner at knowvanta. His healthcare background spans 20 years in varying practitioner and management roles.

As Managing Partner at knowvanta, Michael has built an extensive background of therapeutic area knowledge, with experience in cardiac care, devices, gastrointestinal, endocrinology, neurology, oncology, respiratory, and infectious diseases/virology. He is a RIVA trained moderator.

Michael practiced emergency medicine serving as a NJ State Certified EMT-B Field Technician with specialization in traumatic, respiratory, cardiac, and pediatric emergency management.

Prior to knowvanta, Michael was a Senior Product Manager at McKesson where he was responsible for working with national and regional payers to deliver specialized provider network management, pricing analytics, and reimbursement consulting in preparation of the ACA rollout.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science from Lehigh University and a MBA from Saint Joseph’s University.

Michael S. Ricker

Managing Partner

Michael brings unique experience and perspective to his role as Managing Partner at knowvanta. His healthcare background spans 20 years in varying practitioner and management roles.

As Managing Partner at knowvanta, Michael has built an extensive background of therapeutic area knowledge, with experience in cardiac care, devices, gastrointestinal, endocrinology, neurology, oncology, respiratory, and infectious diseases/virology. He is a RIVA trained moderator.

Michael practiced emergency medicine serving as a NJ State Certified EMT-B Field Technician with specialization in traumatic, respiratory, cardiac, and pediatric emergency management.

Prior to knowvanta, Michael was a Senior Product Manager at McKesson where he was responsible for working with national and regional payers to deliver specialized provider network management, pricing analytics, and reimbursement consulting in preparation of the ACA rollout. 

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science from Lehigh University and a MBA from Saint Joseph’s University.

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