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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.  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...
Is It The Sizzle Or The Steak
Is It The Sizzle Or The Steak Having somewhat of a marketing background, I tend to be a little on the skeptical side when I see marketing and promotional announcements. By  Rob Wright  Continue Reading...
Is Email The New Circular File
Is Email The New Circular File So you think you have problems cleaning out your email. I just had a conversation with Roger Connors, author of the several books in the field of management and leadership. By  Rob Wright  Continue Reading...
Monumental Reform Needed At FDA
Monumental Reform Needed At FDA One of my favorite movies is “Oh Brother Where Art Thou.” The story takes place in the deep South in the 1930s. Campaigning Governor Pappy O’Daniel is lagging behind his opponent Homer Stokes, running on a platform of “Reform.” Junior O’Daniel tells Pappy, “Well people like that reform. By  Rob Wright  Continue Reading...
Do Your Due Diligence When Selecting A CMO I was recently working on an article for how to select a CMO. During this process, I realized how daunting a task this must be for a company looking to contract out its manufacturing process. By Rob Wright  Continue Reading...