Life Science Leader Blogs

  1. From Disney’s World To DC — City Hopping For ENDO & AACR
    4/26/2017

    Orlando, the city of warmth and happiness by design, hosted the Endocrine Society’s annual ENDO event this year, overlapping the Washington, DC-hosted AACR, the yearly confab by the American Association for Cancer Research, by several days. I was determined to visit both shows.

  2. Who Is The Biopharmaceutical Industry CEO Of The Year?
    4/25/2017

    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 performance). And while perhaps better than a completely subjective approach, we all know that having great sales performance doesn’t necessarily make you a great leader. One of the best methodologies I have seen for naming a top CEO was done by the Harvard Business Review in 2015. It included financial data (weighted at 80 percent) and a measurement of a company’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance (weighted at 20 percent).

  3. With Repeal And Replace Dead, Biopharma Still Has Plenty On Which To Focus
    4/17/2017

    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?

  4. John Crowley — A Biopharma Bright Spot
    3/16/2017

    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 that guy! How do I know that guy?” I considered it an odd sensation because while people often recognize someone on TV, it is rare (at least for me anyway) to feel a personal connection to the person that is smiling back at you.

  5. Readying For The R&D Leadership Summit 2017
    3/7/2017

    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.

  6. Inovio Pharmaceuticals Is Doing More Than Just Creating Buzz At BIO CEO 2017
    2/16/2017

    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.

  7. What Is BIO’s Focus For 2017 And Beyond? More Buzz From BIO CEO
    2/16/2017

    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.

  8. From Hospital Research Project To Spark Therapeutics – Just One Of The Companies Creating Buzz At BIO CEO 2017
    2/16/2017

    As host of the BIO Buzz Center during the 2017 BIO CEO & Investor Conference in New York City, Life Science Leader magazine conducted five video interviews with a number of industry executives and thought leaders.

  9. Myovant Sciences CEO Creates Buzz At 2017 BIO CEO & Investor Conference
    2/16/2017

    As host of the BIO Buzz Center during the 2017 BIO CEO & Investor Conference in New York City, Life Science Leader magazine had the opportunity to conduct five video interviews with a number of industry executives and thought leaders.

  10. Reader Engagement Helps Us Fulfill Our Mission … And Feel Good, Too
    2/14/2017

    A few years ago I met Mark Scharenbroich. Thankfully, the award-winning author of Nice Bike — Making Meaningful Connections on the Road of Life ended up contributing a Leadership Lessons article for Life Science Leader magazine.