Decision-Making and Process

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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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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Start Too Early… Before It’s Too Late

Try this: Hold up one hand to signal “stop” while using the other hand to indicate “come forward.” I used to work with someone who mimed this all the time as a way of commenting on the mixed, often conflicting messages we sometimes receive in our industry (and lives). We often discuss this “go fast,… Read the full article…
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Freedom to Lead

In a recent internal planning session for Corval, our new cloud-based commercialization planning platform, we debated whether the term “Freedom to Lead” would resonate with our audience of early- to mid-stage biopharma companies. Anyone who knows me won’t be surprised that I am an advocate for the concept, having seen so many talented people bogged down in fragmented planning processes,… Read the full article…
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The “First Hire Puzzle” of Commercialization

As an early-stage company continues to progress its science, raise funds for its future growth, and define its corporate strategy, there comes a point when the team begins wrestling with two crucial decisions: who to hire to commercialize its precious asset and when to do so. Embracing commercialization early as the bridge from target to patient… Read the full article…
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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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