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Patient Advocacy – Delivering on Patient Centricity in Drug Development

Historically, biopharma companies developed drugs for patients with an illness — but the illness was the primary focus. In recent years, much has changed. As drug development has become more enlightened, understanding the experience of people living with health conditions — their needs, goals, and the practicalities of daily life — has become integral to the process of… Read the full article…
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Beyond the One-Hit Wonder

Innovation in our industry is extraordinary on so many levels. The science is unparalleled, the collective intellect is exceptional, and the passion for the patient is unwavering. Mobilizing this innovation to discover, develop, and commercialize novel treatments for patients, all while building a company, can be a Herculean task. When we work with emerging companies, we… Read the full article…
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Optimizing Collaboration between Commercial and Medical Affairs

We define commercialization in the biopharma space as a mindset that requires the entire organization to begin with the patient in mind and build an ethos and structure that ensures all aspects of the company are aligned. The purpose, overall, is to make sure the innovative treatment in development reaches the patient population where it will make… Read the full article…
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Survival in Uncertain Times

Like so many seasoned industry professionals, we eagerly seek thought leader perspectives — on the current biopharma industry landscape; the investment strategies purported to be in play; and (of course) the likely true impact of the Inflation Reduction Act in both the near- and mid-term. As leaders in our own domains, it is essential that we hear… Read the full article…
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The Importance of a Commercialization Mindset

We write and speak a great deal about commercialization. It’s central to the work of our clients and, therefore, to ours as well. And so, in a recent panel, we brought together three experts from The NemetzGroup — Colleen Moore, Liz Tufo, and Tracey Sacco — to share their perspectives on the topic. Over the… Read the full article…
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Professionalism Still Matters

Sadly, another summer is coming to a close. If you have school-aged kids at home, you are undoubtedly already taking steps to shake them out of summer mode and get them ready for the new school year with its firm schedule and structure. For many of us working adults, however, the lines are not so… Read the full article…
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Be Bold, Be Empowered

Today’s e-conversation is about leadership. More specifically, it’s about what your leaders are really thinking. Coming up the ranks in various roles, I remember feeling frustrated at times when leadership would not “decide” or “give direction.” We were all working so hard; we often felt stymied by a perception that leadership was not “plugged in”… Read the full article…
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Optimize Your Congress Planning

Regardless of your company or drug development stage, congress events are critical undertakings; they represent both a substantial opportunity and a significant investment of time and resources. These events provide an occasion to engage with a wide range of HCPs (including KOLs) to introduce new products, present data, gather insights, and more. Depending on your… Read the full article…
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Communicating Without a Communications Leader

Many of our clients are emerging companies striving towards their first clinical development program in anticipation of delivering on a promise to the patients they hope to serve. In most of these companies, leadership is appropriately focused on advancing the science and developing a “reason to believe” for both internal and external stakeholders (investigators, potential… Read the full article…
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It’s Not All About the Numbers

What is the difference between strategic thinking in quantifying the future and Excel gymnastics? This was a distinction I needed to learn in my early years of marketing and, more specifically, market research. Often, I possessed a rich bevy of insights from primary market research (think green and white-striped cross-tabulations on pin-feed computer paper), together… Read the full article…
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