Arc Bio Communications is a strategic and scientific communications consultancy designed to deliver impactful results for biopharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

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Designed for your success.

Offering a unique blend of scientific knowledge, commercial experience and strategic communications expertise, we partner with our clients to solve brand and organisational challenges, maximise return on investment and enhance competitive advantage.

We develop and implement strategic communications, scientific storytelling and commercial strategies to build intelligent solutions. Our work challenges current thinking and breaks down barriers to innovation, facilitates positive change and delivers high-impact results for companies large and small, their senior leaders, franchises and brands.


In our careers, we have worked with all of the world’s top 20 biopharmaceutical companies and have diverse experience with smaller biotechnology companies.


We take an agile, insight-driven and collaborative approach.

This ensures our strategies and solutions are always relevant, effective and tailored to our client’s unique situation.

We always start with our client’s in-depth knowledge and expertise. We take the time to talk with, and listen to, stakeholders from across our client’s organisation to ensure their specific needs, perspectives and goals are taken on board and fully understood. Through robust research and conversations with leading experts in the external operating environment, we bring the outside in to inform and guide our client’s business and situation.

We recognise that one size doesn’t fit all.

We build customised teams of strategic, commercial and scientific experts to meet our client’s specific challenge or opportunity. Our specialist teams work collaboratively with our clients and their internal stakeholders – consensus building and continually refining throughout each project – to develop value-based strategies and innovative solutions.

Our core services include:

Strategic and innovation storytelling for companies, pipelines, brands and franchises
C-suite and leader strategic communications support
Early asset positioning and commercialisation
Corporate, franchise and brand strategy, positioning and messaging
Communications planning
Launch excellence and lifecycle management
Organisational change, communication and engagement
Market and competitor analysis and insight
Scientific and commercial platform development
Stakeholder identification, analysis and engagement
Issues management, scenario planning and implementation
Corporate positioning and sourcing partnerships
Post M&A strategic communications and acquisition narratives
Business development and sourcing investment for small-cap biotechs


We are experienced, inquisitive and analytically-minded consultants dedicated to delivering work of the highest quality.

We think and act like business partners, both supporting and challenging our clients, and building trusted and collaborative relationships. We never stop learning and are passionate about making a measurable impact.

Above all else, we are committed to delivering exceptional, high quality work. Throughout a project, from first draft to completion, our teams are focused on providing strategic counsel and work that exceeds expectations.

Our unique business model guarantees we deliver enduring, impactful and practical results.

Our business model is designed to ensure senior involvement in all our clients’ projects from start to finish and long-term support from a consistent, dedicated client team.

David Kane, PhD

Managing Partner

David Kane has over 20 years of experience consulting to global biotech and biopharmaceutical companies. He has a strong record of growing and leading global healthcare consultancies and firmly believes that good client and team dynamics lie at the heart of every successful project.

David has led teams in the delivery of many award-winning programmes with clients, including AbbVie, Novo Nordisk, Boehringer Ingelheim, Roche and Takeda. In addition, his team was awarded the Holmes report’s “Best Healthcare Consultancy in the World” in 2014. David originally trained as a medical scientist, having worked at Caltech and UCLA. He has a PhD from the Max Planck Institute, and a degree in chemistry from Cambridge University.

Pat Ward

Managing Partner

Pat Ward has over 15 years of pharmaceutical and healthcare marketing experience developing global communications strategy and planning for prescription products, consumer health and unbranded disease initiatives. More recently, Pat has also focused on internal change communications and affiliate activation.

Pat’s experience covers the full spectrum of strategic marketing for healthcare and pharmaceutical – making him ideally placed to lead strategy development for Arc Bio Communications.


If you’d like to find out how we can help you to deliver your most ambitious goals, please contact:

If you’re interested in current career opportunities, please contact:

Arc Bio Communications,

The Chandlery,

50 Westminster Bridge Road,



GDPR Compliance: Privacy Notice

This notice was last updated on 24 May 2018. We may change this notice from time to time, so please check this page occasionally to make sure you are happy with any changes. We are committed to respecting your privacy and information that could identify you as an individual (‘personal data’). This notice describes the personal data we may collect about you, how we use and secure it, who we may share it with, and your rights in respect of such personal data.

Who are we?

We are Arc Bio Communications, experts in pharmaceutical and biotech strategic advisory. We are a company registered in England and Wales number 10348805, with our registered office at Shakespeare House, 168  Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TG, England. Unless stated otherwise, we are the controller of the personal data described in this notice.

How do we collect personal data?

We collect and combine personal data from the following sources:

Information you provide to us: You may provide us with personal data by filling in forms on our website, submitting information to one of our product or service portals, meeting with us, or contacting us via post, telephone, email, chat or other form of communication. 

Information we collect ourselves: When you visit our websites or portals, we may automatically collect information about the device you are using and the way that you use such site or portal. 

Information we receive from others: We may receive personal data from publicly available sources and other organisations such as advertisers, suppliers, service providers, trade agents and resellers. If you apply for a job with us, we may receive information from recruitment agencies, employment background screening agencies and your named referees.

 What personal data do we collect?

General: Personal data collected might include items such as your name, date of birth, gender, job title, contact details, IP address or other unique device ID. If you make a purchase from us, we will collect your payment details.

Recruitment: If you apply for a job with us, we may also ask you to provide work and educational history, information about your skills and experience, and proof of your right to work in the relevant country. You are not required to provide all requested information, but failure to do so may result in us being unable to proceed with your candidacy for a role.

How do we use your personal data?

Our usage will be based on performance of our contract with you, compliance with our legal obligations, protection of your health (or the health of another person) in an emergency, pursuance of our legitimate interests (provided that these are not overridden by your rights, freedoms and interests), your consent, or another purpose permitted by law. Some examples are given below. 

Advertising: We may use third party advertisers to serve adverts on our behalf across the internet. The advertisers may use cookies and other tracking technologies to record the referring webpage and to measure and report on the effectiveness of those adverts.

Website cookies: Our websites and portals may use cookies and other tracking technologies to distinguish you from other users. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when browsing, generate usage statistics, assess and improve our content, and display interest-based advertising on our pages. You may adjust the settings on your browser to refuse cookies, but some of the services on our websites and portals may not work if you do so. 

Marketing: We may send you information about our products and services. Where required by law, we will obtain your consent before contacting you. You can ask us to stop sending you marketing communications at any time by contacting David Kane ( or clicking on any unsubscribe options in the communications that you receive. We do not sell or rent personal data to third parties. 

Sales: We may use your personal data to provide the products and services you requested, manage your account, and send you notices and correspondence about your account. We may also use your personal data for the purposes of billing, forecasting, product roadmap and lifecycle planning, trend analysis and financial reporting. 

Consultancy: If we come to your site or otherwise access your systems and data to perform installation and other consultancy services, we may have incidental access to your personal data. In this case, you will be the controller and we will act as your processor. We will comply with your reasonable instructions to maintain the authenticity, confidentiality, security and integrity of your personal data. 

Security monitoring: We may log personal data while monitoring our company systems, data and equipment for the purposes of threat detection and prevention, investigating and remedying security incidents, and ensuring lawful use of such systems, data and equipment. 

Compliance: We may use your personal data to enforce our terms and conditions and to carry out checks aimed at preventing illegal activities such as export and trade sanction violations, bribery, fraud, corruption and modern slavery. We may also maintain compliance records and report on the steps we have taken to auditors and authorities.

Recruitment: We may use the personal data that you provide during the recruitment process for evaluating your suitability for current and future employment opportunities, record keeping in relation to recruiting, and improving our recruitment processes. If you accept an offer of employment with us, any relevant personal data collected during the recruitment process will become part of your personnel records. In other cases, we will retain your information on file for a period of 6 months. At the end of this period, we may contact you to ask if you would like us to retain the information for a further period.

Who else may access your personal data?

Processors: We may share your personal data with service providers and suppliers who process personal data on our behalf in the course of providing their goods and services. For example, if you apply for a job with us, we use a cloud-based, third party recruiting platform and may also be assisted by third party service providers for processes such as employment background screening. We will also share your personal data with those persons involved in the interview and selection process. We include data protection provisions in our contracts and verify the security measures of these service providers and suppliers in order to safeguard your personal data during processing. 

Other controllers: We may also share your personal data with courts and other organisations where necessary to comply with legal obligations (for example in response to a court order) or to exercise or defend our legal rights, tax and social security authorities, group companies, insurers, lawyers, accountants, auditors, professional advisors, and buyers investors or transferees of our business or parts of our business. 

Where is your personal data located?

Your personal data may be processed outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), including in countries with less protective data protection laws. In such circumstances, we take appropriate steps to safeguard your data to EEA data protection standards. For more information or to request copies of the standard contractual clauses, please contact David Kane ( 

How long do we keep your personal data?

We retain personal data for as long as necessary for the purpose for which the personal data was collected, or for such longer period required by law or otherwise necessary to defend or exercise our legal rights. At the end of this period (or expiry of our backup archive retention period if later), we will either delete or anonymise the personal data.   

What rights do you have?

You have the following rights in respect of your personal data:

  • Access: Request information about personal data we hold on you
  • Rectification: Correct or update your personal data
  • Objection: Object to processing of personal data based on our legitimate interests
  • Restriction: Ask us to retain but otherwise stop actively processing personal data
  • Erasure: Request deletion of your personal data
  • Portability: Request your personal data in machine-readable format
  • Withdrawal: Withdraw consent for future processing, if we process based on your consent
  • Decisions: To not be subject to significant decisions based solely on automated processing
  • Complaints: Contact the Information Commissioner’s Office with complaints about our processing

Depending on the circumstances, we may need to verify your identity before complying with your request and we may not always be able to comply with your request in full (for example when producing your information may reveal another person’s personal data or when there is an overriding interest or conflicting legal obligation).


We may provide links to sites that are owned by other individuals or organisations. This notice only applies to us and we cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of others. We encourage you to read the privacy policies and notices on other sites that you visit.


We have implemented generally accepted technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data from accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure and unauthorised access, taking into account the nature of the personal data and the associated risks. Despite these precautions, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal data. Where you have been given or you have chosen passwords or other access control mechanisms, you are responsible for keeping these items confidential.


If you have any questions or complaints about this notice or our handling of your personal data, or if you would like to exercise any of your rights, please contact us via email to David Kane ( or via post to Arc Bio Communications Ltd, Shakespeare House, 168 Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TG, England.