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3 Can’t Miss Educational Sessions At BIO 2017
3 Can’t Miss Educational Sessions At BIO 2017 As we get closer to one of our industry’s biggest annual gatherings, the BIO International 2017 Convention in San Diego, June 19 – 22, I have begun to pin down my schedule for which educational sessions I plan to attend. For me, this has always been a challenge, as BIO has so much great educational content. And with many of the educational sessions overlapping, I find I have to pick and choose where I want to be, often with at least...  Continue Reading...
Biopharmaceutical Industry CEO Of The Year — An Update
Biopharmaceutical Industry CEO Of The Year — An Update On April 25, 2017, I posted a blog asking the question, Who Is The Biopharmaceutical CEO Of The Year. In the blog, I included a link to a short survey. Our goal was twofold: see if there was enough interest in continuing to pursue such an award, and generate an initial list of names that would be in contention. Thus far, 10 names have been submitted via dozens of submissions, but it’s too early for us to make any decisions or conclusions...  Continue Reading...
Biopharma Innovation — Value At Any Price?
Biopharma Innovation — Value At Any Price? In March I attended The Conference Forum’s R&D Leadership Summit. One of the panels that provided a great deal of insight involved executives discussing how to assess and create value for patients, payors, regulators, and society. This event employs the Chatham House Rule, which means “Neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.” Despite not being able to...  Continue Reading...
Are You Ready For BIO 2017 In San Diego?
Are You Ready For BIO 2017 In San Diego? With the BIO International 2017 Convention being just seven weeks away, your preparations as an attendee should be well underway. But until they arrive on-site, many people often overlook deciding what educational sessions to attend. And while BIO attendees can afford to take such an approach, speakers certainly cannot. As the past BIO educational planning co-chair, I can attest that a lot of work goes into pulling off a high-quality educational ...  Continue Reading...
Who Is The Biopharmaceutical Industry CEO Of The Year?
Who Is The Biopharmaceutical Industry CEO Of The Year? I’ve been thinking, if you were going to name someone to be the biopharmaceutical industry CEO of the year, who would it be? But even more important than the who is the why. What criteria would you use? I’ve been looking through a bunch of articles that list top influencers for our industry, and the criterion for inclusion seems pretty subjective. There are media outlets that employ a variety of objective measures (i.e., company...  Continue Reading...
With Repeal And Replace Dead, Biopharma Still Has Plenty On Which To Focus
With Repeal And Replace Dead, Biopharma Still Has Plenty On Which To Focus Not long ago I had the opportunity to go to an invitation-only event attended by some of the biopharmaceutical industry’s biggest thought leaders. At the time, Repeal and Replace of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was a priority for the new administration. But now that it has failed, you might be wondering what else should folks in biopharma be paying attention to?  Continue Reading...
John Crowley — A Biopharma Bright Spot
John Crowley — A Biopharma Bright Spot While watching President Trump address Congress on February, 28, 2017, I was struck by an odd sensation. Let me explain. The President was talking about the day being Rare-Disease Day, and that there was a special guest in attendance, Megan Crowley. When the television cameras panned up to show the 20-year old Notre Dame student who suffers from Pompe disease, I noticed a smiling gentleman standing next to Megan, and I thought, “I know...  Continue Reading...
Readying For The R&D Leadership Summit 2017
Readying For The R&D Leadership Summit 2017 I will be attending one of my all-time favorite conferences this week (March 9 – 10), the R&D Leadership Summit put on by The Conference Forums’ Valerie Bowling. While some might find the organization’s employment of the Chatham House Rule to be too restrictive for someone like me to be able to come away with useful insights that could be shared, my experience has been quite to the contrary.  Continue Reading...
Inovio Pharmaceuticals Is Doing More Than Just Creating Buzz At BIO CEO 2017
Inovio Pharmaceuticals Is Doing More Than Just Creating Buzz At BIO CEO 2017 When invited to host the BIO Buzz Center during the 2017 BIO CEO & Investor Conference in New York City on behalf of Life Science Leader magazine, I did not know who I’d be interviewing, just that I’d be doing about five video interviews with a number of industry executives and thought leaders.  Continue Reading...
What Is BIO’s Focus For 2017 And Beyond? More Buzz From BIO CEO
What Is BIO’s Focus For 2017 And Beyond? More Buzz From BIO CEO Hosting the BIO Buzz Center during the 2017 BIO CEO & Investor Conference in New York City on behalf of Life Science Leader magazine provided me the opportunity to conduct five video interviews with a number of industry executives and thought leaders.  Continue Reading...