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Odyssey VC 2023: A year in review

2023 has been quite the year for Odyssey VC. The Life Sciences industry has been evolving and so have we, from digital transformation to big company news, 2023 has been a year of moving forward in new and exciting ways. Read on as we take a look back at some key highlights from the past 12 months.

Joining the PA Solutions Family

In a monumental development in the Odyssey VC company growth, we joined the PA Solutions family marking a significant milestone in both companies’ histories. Odyssey’s strong focus on supporting customers in their compliant digital transformation and journey to cloud, will help accelerate PA’s strategy to drive validated production process improvements through digital solutions.

In a bold move to strengthen our position in the ever-evolving landscape of Life Sciences, this partnership allows us to further expand our global reach and reflects our commitment to staying at the forefront of innovation and the delivery of qualified and validated digitalization and automation solutions. READ MORE

Navigating Pharma 4.0

The paradigm shift brought about by Pharma 4.0 represents a fusion of cutting-edge technologies and advanced data analytics, promising to revolutionize the way drugs are developed, manufactured, and delivered to patients.  

As technology continues to reshape the pharmaceutical industry, Odyssey VC is at the forefront of championing Pharma 4.0. Our commitment to investing in new technologies and disruptive solutions positions us as a key player in driving innovation within the pharmaceutical sector.

While Pharma 4.0 holds immense promise, it is not without its challenges. The industry must address issues related to data privacy, regulatory compliance, and the upskilling of the workforce to navigate this digital transformation successfully. In addition, with the increasing reliance on interconnected systems, data integrity and security are paramount. Odyssey VC’s has been working tirelessly with our clients to help navigate these challenges and maximise the benefits of this industry shift. READ MORE

Odyssey VC Recognized in Gartner Report for Industry Leadership

This year, we were also delighted to announce that Odyssey VC was selected as one of the key vendors in Compliant GxP Cloud Services sector in the Gartner® Hype Cycle 2023.

The annual hype cycle highlights specific emerging technologies and innovations available to Life Science manufacturing organisations to build and deliver quality products and services.  Gartner noted the importance of compliant GxP cloud services in the qualification of infrastructure and the management of compliant cloud applications and platforms. This allows organisations in this space to more easily leverage the benefits of the cloud as part of and increasing ‘cloud first’ strategy within life sciences. READ MORE

Validated SaaS – A Deal Breaker for Life Sciences

2023 saw an increased focus on the need for validated SaaS in the life sciences industry. Validated SaaS solutions are designed and tested to ensure they meet the rigorous standards and regulations governing life sciences, providing assurance to companies that their digital tools are reliable, secure, and compliant. SaaS solutions can undoubtedly offer a host of benefits for the industry but it has become apparent that SaaS products that are not validated can struggle in the life sciences market.

Although this is not a new concept, the past 12 months has really seen the demand for “validated SaaS” take centre stage.  Throughout the year we have been working with more and more SaaS companies to validate their SaaS to allow them to successfully operate in the Life Sciences market.  READ MORE

Back on the Road – Odyssey VC Out and About

In recent years there has been slow down in industry events as a result of Covid19 but 2023 saw the Odyssey VC team getting back to business with a whole host of excellent events, industry networking and insights sharing both at home and abroad.


The ISPE Ireland Affiliate is instrumental in creating a peer sharing network at home, with some incredible events this year such as the Approaches to New Technologies in Life Sciences, Future Leaders Day and Speed to Market Event. The Odyssey VC team got the opportunity to meet many clients and partners as well as gaining huge insights into the future of our industry.

Joining the PA Solutions family also brought about increased activity on the travel and events front with many of our teams visiting various PA operations throughout Europe with the digitalisation team. You can look back through some of our event highlights on our LinkedIn page.

The Dream Team

Last, but certainly not least it has been an incredible year for the superstar team at Odyssey VC. From world class project management, technical innovations, stellar client feedback and continuous company growth, it’s a wonder this team has any time for anything besides work – but somehow they manage. The return to hybrid working has allowed the Odyssey VC team to get together again and celebrate their continuous hard work for the organisation and the clients we serve. Throughout 2023 we saw art competitions, steps challenges, Halloween dress ups, dodgy moustaches and monthly lunches.

As we bid farewell to another incredible year, filled with exciting challenges and rewarding collaborations, we look forward to 2024 and continued success, strengthened partnerships, and more industry innovation.


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