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One-On-One With Celgene’s CEO
One-On-One With Celgene’s CEO

New Celgene CEO Mark Alles talks about the daunting task of taking over at this biopharma behemoth and explains the company’s concept of a “leadership incubator.”

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WEB-EXCLUSIVE EDITORIAL

  • Three Keys To Mitigating Risk In Adaptive Trials
    Three Keys To Mitigating Risk In Adaptive Trials

    About 50 percent of all Phase III trials fail. That is an expensive problem for the pharmaceutical industry, as a 2014 study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimated the average cost of a Phase III trial to be $20 million.

  • Letting The Patient Voice Take Root Within A Company
    Letting The Patient Voice Take Root Within A Company

    As the biopharmaceutical industry is becoming more comfortable with the principle of calibrating its efforts with a focus on patients, one question is beginning to float to the top: What strategy would generate a maximum amount of patient-centricity? In recent decades, focus groups, advisory boards, and various patient-engagement initiatives have emerged and informed mainly post-approval activities. Patient leadership councils (PLCs) are now starting to take patient engagement to unprecedented levels. Patient influence is forecast to rise.

  • 5 Ways To Raise The Profile Of Your Corporate Information Center
    5 Ways To Raise The Profile Of Your Corporate Information Center

    As head of global information for a major biopharmaceutical company, I try to anticipate what might be the next service line that we should provide to our internal customers and what might be the next big thing in terms of information provision, rights requirements, and the like. To ensure that my corporate information center runs optimally, there are five areas of improvement I continue to focus on, which not only keeps my team current, highly-skilled, collaborative and empowered, but also demonstrates a positive ROI for our parent organization.

  • On The Selection Of CMOs And Strategic Suppliers Evaluating Compliance, Consistency And Resilience In Operations
    On The Selection Of CMOs And Strategic Suppliers Evaluating Compliance, Consistency And Resilience In Operations

    As part of the selection process of CMOs and strategic suppliers, three issues related to operations deserve particular attention: Compliance, Consistency, and Resilience.

  • Millennials Are Hard-Working And Dedicated. Really, They Are!
    Millennials Are Hard-Working And Dedicated. Really, They Are!

    Millennials, the single largest demographic in the workplace today, are often derided as lazy, disrespectful, and needy. They’re also criticized as being so addicted to technology that they email and text message information that should be communicated face-to-face to supervisors and coworkers.

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CUTTING ROOM FLOOR EDITORIAL

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BLOGS

  • Rare Situation Results In Free Insights From GSK’s Global Vaccine President
    Rare Situation Results In Free Insights From GSK’s Global Vaccine President

    When conducting interviews my natural curiosity can result in a surplus of interesting content that often doesn’t fit with the overall theme of the final published article. When situations like these happen, I often proactively create articles for an online section called — From The Cutting Room Floor. One of my favorite examples of a cutting room floor article being able to provide valuable insight came from an interview with George Golumbeski, Ph.D., SVP of business development at Celgene. During the conversation I asked how a formally trained scientist moved into the area of business development. While his response of it being “one of the best business decisions he ever made” was fascinating, it wasn’t a fit with the overall M&A theme of the July 2015 cover story — even as a sidebar.

  • Will Cupping Be The Next Big Health Fad?
    Will Cupping Be The Next Big Health Fad?

    As I sat down to write this blog, I was struck by the idea of why certain things become popular or gain legitimacy. Malcolm Gladwell describes the magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold and begins to spread like wildfire in his book, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. Still, it seems rare to witness such an event actually taking place and even more difficult to predict these “moments.” For example, most of us probably never envisioned the 2014 A.L.S. ice bucket charity challenge becoming such a meteoric sensation. But while recently watching the Olympics, I think I did notice something that I anticipate will be the next big health craze — cupping.

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