Decision-Making and Process
|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…|
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…|
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…|
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…|
Rare Diseases: Abandon Everything You Think You Know
|“Overcoming the hurdles has built a great faith in me that things can be done to help people with rare diseases. It will drive my optimism forever and my belief in achieving things that seem impossible.” —Henri Termeer, CEO of Genzyme,who launched the first lifesaving treatment, Ceredase, for Gaucher Disease I am and will always… Read the full article…|
Four Essential Market Assessment Questions
|What follows are excerpts from a conversation among NemetzGroup team members regarding market assessment approaches. Specifically, we talked about the levels and types of market assessments needed to answer fundamental development and financial opportunity questions. The framework we tend to follow is shown below. For today’s newsletter, we will focus on the first column —… Read the full article…|
The Sound of Silos
|We have all heard about it; some of us have lived it firsthand. A vibrant, new start-up comes to life with energy and purpose. Everyone knows one another; everyone works together towards a common goal. Communication happens on the fly, informally, at all hours of the day and night. It’s fast and it’s fun —… Read the full article…|
When Did Process Become a Dirty Word?
|We live in a competitive, fast-moving industry. I know I say that every month, but that reality must impact how we think about how to achieve. The word cloud below is an output of an interactive session with my team where we were discussing the reality of our clients’ complex worlds in biopharma today. Furthermore,… Read the full article…|
21st Century Commercialization – More than a Point in Time!
|Is it just me, or has commercialization, as a term, taken on more prominence in our biopharma world of late? It seems that every day we read more about it, hear more about it, and yes, talk more about it than ever before. But what does the term really mean? Does it create a “stigma,”… Read the full article…|
Nature vs. Nurture
|We have been publishing these “e-conversations” for just six months now. But I am happy — no, thrilled — to see that it has already become exactly what we had hoped for: a two-way conversation with all of you. Your frequent and thoughtful responses are very much appreciated, and I am grateful for your willingness… Read the full article…|