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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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Appreciation for Interconnectedness

It was precisely two years ago this month — March 2020 — when I wrote the first sentences of issue #30 of this e-conversation. At the time, I acknowledged the WHO’s declaration that COVID-19 had reached the threshold of a global pandemic. The remainder of that issue was about how to be productive working remotely.… Read the full article…
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Finding Partners: Standing Out in a Field of Many

When biopharma executives or business development leaders think about developing their “partnering story,” the focus is often on the innovation. That’s understandable. These are science-based organizations, and without question, the innovation is fundamental to the work. However, paying too much attention to the science at the expense of other aspects of the opportunity can lead… Read the full article…
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Gaining Participation in Clinical Trials

When it comes to patient recruitment and retention for clinical trials, the bottom line is simply this: It is important and challenging in all scenarios… the difference is in how significant the focus and effort will need to be. As this article suggests, identifying, engaging, and retaining appropriate patients for clinical trials can be extremely… Read the full article…
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Reboot the “Get Organized” Ideas

Last week, The NemetzGroup team met (virtually, of course!) to share insights from 2021 and how we could make 2022 even better. We broke into small Zoom groups, each of which was given 10 minutes to brainstorm on four topics: Best tried and true tools for staying organizedNew tools we loveCoping mechanisms (e.g., dealing with… Read the full article…
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Getting the Work Done

We work with clients across a wide range of disease areas, company cultures, and stages of organizational development. Despite these broad differences, our clients have a few things in common: ambitious goals, limited resources, and competing priorities. There is a lot to juggle, and nobody is coasting. Because our biopharma industry is one of fast… Read the full article…
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Moments That Matter

I was in Austin, Texas last week to commemorate my father’s 89th birthday. It would be a noteworthy milestone under any circumstances — but given the suffering so many have endured during the pandemic, it was a special joy to celebrate with him in person. But there is more to this story. You see, my… Read the full article…
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Commercialization: A Mindset, Not a Function

In April of this year, our e-conversation, titled “The ‘First Hire Puzzle’ of Commercialization,” examined the topic of which commercialization support role is best, depending on an organization’s phase and size. That post generated much discussion and inspired me to dig a little deeper, specifically on New Product Planning (NPP).  In short, I discovered that, especially in… Read the full article…
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Summer Internships: Mutually Beneficial for All

Earlier this year, we decided to hire two Project Onramp summer interns for Corval, our new startup. First, because we needed the help (!) and second, because we are committed to walking the talk of this important Life Science Cares program. (Project Onramp creates paid summer internships for Massachusetts college students who are under-resourced and… Read the full article…
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