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Why your regulatory strategy needs a Trusted Regulatory Adviser
Category: Insights Integrated Product Development

Imagine you are a small biotech with an exciting asset with promising early phase clinical results. This bodes well for […]

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Driving an innovation culture – when elks are not enough?
Category: Insights Integrated Product Development

“All improvement happens project by project and in no other way” – Joseph M Juran There is something in that, […]

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Increasing patient recruitment through enhanced visibility – Just like a well-run supply chain
Category: Insights Integrated Product Development

Effective patient recruitment can accelerate the commercialization of new medicines more than any other single optimization. Unfortunately, patient recruitment is […]

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Leadership to develop a High Performing Life Science Organisation
Category: Insights Life Science Leadership

We have worked with many life science companies who were seeking to professionalise their operations. In prior years they may […]

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Consulting and Staffing in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Differentiating Approaches and Value Propositions
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Both consulting and staffing solutions play significant roles in the rapidly evolving pharmaceutical industry.  Each provides unique value based on […]

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Understanding and Delivering the Value of Biotech Assets
Category: Insights Product Opportunity Evaluation & Maximisation

The life sciences have always been at the forefront of innovation. Biotech companies and research universities, by their very nature, continuously […]

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The first lesson of the Titanic disaster
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The first lesson of the Titanic disaster is that ships with holes in them sink! How methodically interrogating project assumptions […]

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What is the Blue Line?
Category: Insights Project and Portfolio management

Are your Project and Portfolio Management capabilities optimised to deliver your portfolio? For any organisation it’s important to recognise that […]

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Project Management in a High Performing Life Science Organisation
Category: Insights Project and Portfolio management

The chances are that if you work in a Pharma/Biotech organisation, you will be looking forward to a time when […]

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The Blue Line Model for High Performing Life Science Organizations
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The industry sector we are part of – ‘life science’ we would identify as: Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology companies, medical Diagnostics […]

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The Blue Line in action
Category: Insights Project and Portfolio management

In the introductory article – see here – we explained what the Blue Line tool is and what is focuses […]

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Galvanising a Pharma leadership team
Category: Insights Life Science Leadership

There is plenty of great knowledge out there about the phases of team formation , key dysfunctions of teams (Patrick Lencioni’s famous […]

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What can we learn from King Alfred about change leadership?
Category: Insights Life Science Leadership

Would you believe that you could learn about transformational change leadership from a Netflix series? No? Well, frankly I am […]

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Changing the role of Pharma Marketing Execs
Category: Insights Life Science Leadership

Our job roles usually evolve over time. But on occasion, a company will reflect on changes in the external world and realise that a […]

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Changing the Mindset of a Pharma IT Unit
Category: Insights Life Science Leadership

Leadership teams frequently aspire to change the ‘mindset’ of their units. They link the degree of productivity, customer responsiveness, urgency to achieve – with (quite rightly) an enthusiastic self-starting, engaged attitude […]

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Making Project Management work in a CMO
Category: Insights Life Science Leadership

A mid-sized contract manufacturing organisation, based in the UK, was doing okay. It had some lucrative, high-tech contracts with big Pharmas, […]

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Transforming a Pharma Sales Team’s performance
Category: Insights Life Science Leadership

UK Pharma firms that are selling into the primary care market will typically field sales teams in each region. Marketing and sales management […]

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Target Product Profiles in Drug R&D – Regulatory Profiles
Category: Insights Integrated Product Development Project and Portfolio management

Regulatory Target Product Profiles (RTPPs)  RTPPs describe the aims of a drug development programme in terms of labelling concepts. They can be used […]

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Target Product Profiles in Drug R&D – Emerging profiles
Category: Insights Integrated Product Development Project and Portfolio management

Emerging TPPs  As a drug moves through development its properties, activity and effect on disease are revealed. ETPPs are used […]

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Target Product Profiles in Drug R&D – Aspirational profiles
Category: Insights Integrated Product Development Project and Portfolio management

Aspirational Target Product Profiles (ATPPs)  ATPPs provide the context for and set targets along a range of key criteria that are required to […]

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Target Product Profiles in Drug R&D – Introduction
Category: Insights Integrated Product Development Project and Portfolio management

Target Product Profiles (TPPs) are descriptions of key features needed in a new treatment for a disease and are used to […]

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The Benefits and Pitfalls of Repurposing Drugs
Category: Integrated Product Development

The interest in drug repurposing has grown, as the effort required to bring new drugs to market has increased. When […]

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Is Orphan Drug Status the answer to everyone’s prayers?
Category: Integrated Product Development

Developing orphan drugs is a risky business. Small numbers of patients, despite high prices, may not lead to high revenue […]

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Double-Edged Sword
Category: Integrated Product Development

Consequences for Medical Devices in case of a no deal Brexit. Over the Counter (OTC) remedies may not seem like […]

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From Conflict to Opportunity 1 – why does conflict occur and why it’s important to understand this
Category: Insights Life Science Leadership Working effectively in Partnerships and Alliances

This is a series of articles about managing conflict, specifically in partnerships and alliances, but the principles apply to any […]

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Quality Metrics and the link to Operational Excellence
Category: Supply chain and Operational Excellence

The journey toward provision of ‘quality metrics’ to regulatory authorities has been a slow process, but it is becoming adopted […]

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Supply continuity in the current Covid-19 crisis
Category: Supply chain and Operational Excellence

In the current pandemic we have facilities but we don’t necessarily have the materials or the people with necessary skills […]

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Managing performance without direct authority
Category: Life Science Leadership

This is a video of a webinar given in the run-in to the European Partnerships in Clinical Trials conference. It […]

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Mobile Leadership 1 – why is it so important?
Category: Insights Life Science Leadership Project and Portfolio management

A key to success for life science in the coming decade When someone in the life science sector has reached […]

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Mobile leadership 2 – what is the mindset?
Category: Insights Life Science Leadership Project and Portfolio management

What needs to change in our heads for us to be able to lead cross functional teams effectively? Sometimes we […]

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Mobile leadership 3 – what are the skills to develop commitment and trust?
Category: Insights Life Science Leadership Project and Portfolio management

How can a leader build commitment in a cross functional team? Leaders may come into this position having a strong […]

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Mobile leadership 4 – developing the skills
Category: Life Science Leadership Project and Portfolio management

Cross functional leaders who have up to now worked in expert functions, are accustomed to learning more about their specialism […]

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Mobile leadership 5 – who is your customer?
Category: Life Science Leadership Project and Portfolio management

It is common to find that teams do not analyse their internal customers/stakeholders, which can lead to a confusion in […]

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From Conflict to Opportunity 2 – Dealing with conflict – mindest and tactics required
Category: Working effectively in Partnerships and Alliances

Dealing with conflict – you may be stuck with traditional responses -combat or avoidance. We need to think about this […]

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Separating the wheat from the chaff – mapping your suppliers
Category: Supply chain and Operational Excellence

Who are the stars and the poor performers in your supply chain suppliers? Which from these are the critical suppliers […]

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Teambuilding without travel
Category: Insights Life Science Leadership

As of mid 2020 the business world is communicating remotely. But can you run a team building event in this […]

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Mobile leadership 6 – seeking sponsorship
Category: Life Science Leadership Project and Portfolio management

There are practical ways to develop this sort of leadership mindset and skills, but internal project office / L&D people […]

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