About Us.

Altarnum Consulting Limited was founded in 2010 to address the healthcare industry's need for timely, insightful market access research and consulting in high-growth emerging markets.

Focusing on markets where the so-called 'fourth hurdle' is becoming a daily challenge, we can help companies to navigate the local market stakeholder environment in order to deliver long-term success for new and in-line products.

Our virtual network of in-country partners enables us to go straight to the key players in HTA bodies, Health Ministries, private payer organizations and opinion-leading clinicians.

We believe our approach removes intermediaries, cuts project overheads, shortens research timelines and delivers truly actionable local insights.

Altarnum founder Ben Shankland has expertise in payer landscaping, directional pricing for novel products, analysing health economic access challenges and creating innovative patient access schemes in emerging markets. He has worked throughout his career to design workable local solutions that successfully and ethically integrate with the client's global vision for emerging markets success.