Organizational Development and Culture

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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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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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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