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A Review Of The 2011 Post-Approval Summit
A Review Of The 2011 Post-Approval Summit There is an enormous amount of data generated by post-approval research, but one of the nagging questions is: how can researchers get even more, better data and refine it into information that plays a role in decision-making by regulators, biopharma, physicians, insurers, and patients, ultimately improving health outcomes? Speakers at the two-day Post-Approval Summit in Boston (www.postapproval.com) shared a myriad of ways in which they were...  Continue Reading...
Ten Rules for Strategic Innovation
Ten Rules for Strategic Innovation At the 2011 Partnerships in Clinical Trials Show I met Vijay Govindarajan, professor of international business at Dartmouth and author. He shared with me some of his thoughts on innovation. By  Rob Wright  Continue Reading...
AAPS San Francisco – Up Close And Personal
AAPS San Francisco – Up Close And Personal The 2011 AAPS National Biotechnology Conference was held May 16 to 18 at the Hilton San Francisco, Union Square. Unlike other meetings where I try to sit in on sessions to learn what is going on in the industry, for this one, I opted to spend most of my time in the exhibit hall. By  Rob Wright  Continue Reading...
Why The HBA Women Of The Year Award Is A Big Deal
Why The HBA Women Of The Year Award Is A Big Deal On Thursday, May 5, 2011, the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) celebrated its Woman of the Year Award (WOTY) via a luncheon in New York City. By  Rob Wright  Continue Reading...
The Circle Of Influence
The Circle Of Influence A couple of months ago I wrote a blog about social media (SM), whereby I pointed out my SM inadequacies. I have been making a concerted effort to improve my SM knowledge base and use of this communication tool. By  Rob Wright  Continue Reading...
The Pink Male Elephant In The Room
The Pink Male Elephant In The Room Since becoming the chief editor of Life Science Leader magazine, I have had the opportunity to attend a variety of trade shows and conferences. Several things have become apparent to me. By  Rob Wright  Continue Reading...
Vendor Audits: A Complex Process
Vendor Audits: A Complex Process Back in March, a reader wrote to me about my article “Buttoning Down the Pharma Supply Chain” in the February issue. We had an email dialogue, and I blogged about it (see “Reader Responds: Vendor Audits Are A Waste”). By  Rob Wright  Continue Reading...
Disincentives To Adopting New Drug Delivery Systems
Disincentives To Adopting New Drug Delivery Systems Scientists from the University of Syracuse chemistry department recently created a new drug delivery system which uses gold nanoparticles with attached DNA designed to bind to Doxorubin, an anticancer drug. By  Rob Wright  Continue Reading...
Rising From The Ashes With Accelerating Urgency
Rising From The Ashes With Accelerating Urgency This year’s Partnerships in Clinical Trials trade show was appropriately held at the Phoenix Convention Center in Arizona. I say appropriate because the pharmaceutical industry is at a point of renewal and change, similar to the phoenix. By  Rob Wright  Continue Reading...
Bought In To Buy In
Bought In To Buy In Ever hear of John Kotter? He has written 17 books, all in the top 1% of sales from Amazon.com. He is probably most well known for his international bestseller, Leading Change, which outlined an eight-step process for implementing successful transformations. By  Rob Wright  Continue Reading...