Decision-Making and Process

Rare Diseases — It’s All About the Patient

Among all the days of the calendar, February 29th is the rarest of them all. That’s why, back in 2008, on the 25th anniversary of the Orphan Drug ACT, EURORDIS (The European Organization for Rare Disorders) designated the last day of February as “Rare Disease Day.” Its purpose was simple: to raise awareness and drive education… Read the full article…
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Planning Amidst the Mayhem

Maybe you noticed – 2020 was a crazy year. Like meeting the Pope or becoming a parent for the first time, the phrase “once in a lifetime” keeps popping up in conversation as a way to describe what we are all living through. Hopefully, in the case of last year, the description is on target… Read the full article…
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Commercialization Street Smarts to Inform Your S-1 Business Section

Over the past several years, The NemetzGroup has worked with numerous clients to develop key aspects of their S-1 filings — coordinating with bankers, attorneys, internal staff, and many more attorneys, all with the goal of helping these companies achieve successful public offerings. Within the S-1, effective crafting of the Business Section is critical. If you… Read the full article…
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There Is No Such Thing as a Free Launch!

One of the things I’ve enjoyed about working with The NemetzGroup is the exposure to so many organizations and the amazing work they are doing for patients. We are fortunate to work with clients of all sizes, whose products are at various stages of their life cycle. But the angst around how to achieve a… Read the full article…
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Making Virtual Workshops Work

Workshops, whether in the form of a half-day strategy session, a company-wide offsite or some other configuration, have one thing in common: They represent an opportunity for a group of people to come together in real time — to establish connections, share information, generate solutions, and achieve clear objectives. When done well, they are more… Read the full article…
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What’s Different Now

In just one month, life for all of us has changed dramatically. This week, we learned that the new normal would extend at least through April, probably longer. Thoughts and Observations The concept of time is unfamiliar. Yes, the weekdays and weekends have merged. But the workday itself is also different. Although many of us had already… Read the full article…
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Right-Sized Strategy

Many years ago, when we first started working with emerging life sciences companies to provide a roadmap for the commercialization of their technologies, we began with a list of essential activities and the corresponding budget that would be required. Our approach has always been to ensure those activities are synchronized with the product’s regulatory and… Read the full article…
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Where Are Decisions Made in Your Organization (And Why Does It Matter)?

Can you draw it? At your next company lunch and learn, try this experiment: Ask ten people from different functions to take a blank piece of flip chart paper (assuming you still have flip charts!). Then ask them to draw a picture of how key decisions are made in your organization. You might even give… Read the full article…
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Are Your Assumptions Serving You Well?

Ah, June, the season of life transitions — weddings, graduations, school progression and, with the year nearly half over, a reminder to reflect on where we have been and where we are going in 2019.I had such an opportunity, recently, as I listened to the commencement speakers at my son, Jonathan’s, college graduation (empty nest, here we come).… Read the full article…
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Living in a Parallel Universe

Launching a company and drug simultaneously. (What follows is a synopsis of a recent “team development call,” something that occurs at The NemetzGroup over Zoom every other week. During these calls, we select a topic that allows us to enhance our learning, share best practices, and improve our client offerings.) We began by stating the… Read the full article…
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