From The Editor | December 7, 2010

Keeping Your Biopharm Ideas Alive

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By Dan Schell, Editorial Director, Life Science Leader

It happens to all of us. You’re fresh from a big industry conference — in this case the BIO International Convention in Chicago — and full of new ideas. You’ve held meetings, attended seminars, and networked until your feet ached. Your head is full of new strategies and processes you can’t wait to get back and investigate. But, now comes the real challenge — assimilating all of that information you just digested. Perhaps this special edition of Life Science Leader can help.

We had two goals when creating this Best Practices In Biopharm — Annual Edition. First, we wanted to provide you with some thought-provoking bio-focused editorial. Thus, the BIO-penned article on new FDA requirements for postmarketing studies and clinical trials (p. 4), the disposable-factory concept article (p. 8), and the story on the future of a biologic (p.12). Our second goal was to provide you with a reminder of some of those products and services you may have encountered during the recent interphex and BIO shows. That’s why we’ve included a section that gives you more detail on everything from lab products to contract services.

So, get to work. Biopharm is a burgeoning industry rife with innovation. Use this special edition as your reference for months to come — and keep those ideas flowing.

Good luck!