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Insights From A First-Time Biotech CEO
Alessandro Riva, M.D. is a first-time biotech CEO who shares some of the values and leadership strategies he has learned over the years, including how to foster a culture of relentless innovation.
Effective Patient Engagement Starts With Strong Relationships
If patients are always at the heart of why we do what we do, then why do they feel that pharmaceutical companies don’t truly understand their needs?
From Consumer Products CEO To Biopharma CEO
Walter Klemp, CEO of Moleculin, shares several lessons he learned from his consumer-product background.
My Advice To Aspiring Biopharma Entrepreneurs
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.
Do You Know The 4 Pillars To Drive Stakeholder Value?
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.
The Forgotten Piece Of The Opioid Epidemic — And How It Can Be Addressed
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.
From Academia To Pharma CEO: Challenges And Lessons Learned
“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.”
Realizing Aspirations Through Entrepreneurship
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.
Lessons Learned: The Start Of mRNA Technology Development
Can German, American, Chinese, and other companies worldwide work together to advance the mRNA revolution and possibly launch the new “pharmacy of the world?”
Considerations For Effective International Collaborations
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.
BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE
What Wasn’t Included In The Print Article About Arrowhead’s Adversity Odyssey?
Rob Wright shares enlightening anecdotes from interview of Chris Anzalone, Ph.D., CEO of Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals.
Food For Free – An Example Of How Life Science Cares Approaches Engagement
Food For Free is an example for how Life Science Cares engages with its community of greater Boston.
Gaurav Shah — A Rare Disease Biopharma CEO Shares A Rare Experience
Dr. Gaurav Shah, M.D., CEO of Rocket Pharmaceuticals, shares some of his rare experiences, such as what it is like to be nominated (as a musician) for a GRAMMY award, his company’s upcoming rare disease day, and more.
LIFE SCIENCE LEADER BLOGS
Practical And Psychological Tips For Virtual Conferencing During COVID-19
With many people now forced to work from home as a result of COVID-19, we will undoubtedly see a rise in the use of video conferencing. Here are some practical and psychological tips for connecting virtually and maintaining engagement with employees.
Working From Home While Living In A Coronavirus World
Chief editor Rob Wright shares thoughts and best practices on working from home while living in a coronavirus world.