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Walter Klemp, CEO of Moleculin, shares several lessons he learned from his consumer-product background.
When it comes to achieving success, a few commonalities have crystallized for me during my 30+ years in the pharma industry. Here I share five key tenets that I have found critical to success over the arc of my career.
Thirty-year pharma veteran Nancy Lurker shares her four pillars on which to build your business and why they are crucial to driving stakeholder value over the mid- to long-term.
To address the opioid epidemic we need an all-out national prevention effort akin to the one that finally began to slow the AIDS epidemic in the 1990s. Here are four actions that could help “unlock” the problem.
“Looking back on my 25 years in academic medical research, I can’t think of a single learning experience that equipped me for the world of entrepreneurship, running a public company, or interacting with the capital markets.”
Being the founder and CEO of SQZ Biotech is actually Armon Sharei’s first full-time job. He warns that although people often applaud entrepreneurship, lionize its leaders, and paint it as a glamorous adventure, that isn’t really what it’s like.
Can German, American, Chinese, and other companies worldwide work together to advance the mRNA revolution and possibly launch the new “pharmacy of the world?”
While there are many key aspects of a successful international collaboration across many time zones and great distance, in our experience — a collaboration between organizations based in the U.S. and Japan — there are a few essential elements.
Like an ocean liner changing course, the national discussion around “modern” healthcare has moved slowly away from volume toward health outcomes. As such, we in the industry need to be both innovators and advocates for change.
“I’m often asked what it takes to be a successful biotech CEO, and as one of the relatively few female CEOs in our industry, what it takes to break the proverbial glass ceiling.”
Rob Wright explores what makes a serial entrepreneur tick (part 1) via Brad Margus, cofounder and CEO of Cerevance. Margus may have started out in the shrimping business, but he went on to found a disease specific 501c3 nonprofit, ultimately leading him to found three different biopharmaceutical companies.
In part 2 of what makes serial entrepreneur Brad Margus tick, Rob Wright explores the various lessons learned by Margus during the founding of multiple biopharmaceutical companies, along with an update on the 501c3 nonprofit organization he helped to cofound, the A-T Children’s Project.
John Oyler, cofounder and CEO of BeiGene, a 9-year-old global biopharmaceutical company today valued at more than $8.5 billion, discusses the importance of having a “rock star” scientist cofounder in Xiandong Wang, Ph.D., and his impact on recruiting top talent.
The little known story of an immigrant couple making a $15 million difference for U.S. veterans.
A Life Science Leader reader shares their thoughts on why the biopharmaceutical industry’s reputation is so dismal, but also proposes solutions for how to repair it.