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What does it take to reach and succeed at the ‘C’ and Board level?

Liftstream has been collaborating with two organisations to put together a key leadership meeting on gender diversity in biotechnology. The event is based on our published research and we have worked with our network of executives to bring about an … Continue reading

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Chief Compliance Officers address emerging challenges

Authored by Karl Simpson 04/12/2013 One of the stories of this year in the pharmaceutical sector is unquestionably the serious challenges that GSK have been facing in China, where it has been shrouded in a bribery scandal. The basis for … Continue reading

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Adaptive Licensing begins to shape EU medicine regulation for better access

Authored by Karl Simpson After announcing the long anticipated adaptive licensing pilot programme would begin from the 19th March 2014, the central regulatory authority for medicines in the EU, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) says initial uptake has started encouragingly, … Continue reading

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Duchenne companies take steps along path to new therapies

Authored by James Sheppard When Liftstream published its Special Report: The Pathway to New Therapies – Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy last month, we didn’t expect that merely a month later we’d need to provide a comprehensive update of all the new … Continue reading

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Summit bring focus to the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy programme

Authored by Karl Simpson One of the rare diseases currently gaining much attention is that of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed in childhood and which only affects boys. This progressive muscle disorder causes progressive … Continue reading

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Scientific Advisory Boards and the Impact of Compliance

There has been a lot of criticism of the biopharmaceutical industry around the use of Scientific Advisory Boards as a way to unduly influence the doctors prescribing habits. Evidently, the pharmaceutical industry has not covered itself in glory over the … Continue reading

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Third Rock Ventures shows promise with early stage investment strategy

Authored by Karl Simpson – April 2013 When the biotechnology industry’s great and good assemble in Chicago for BIO this week, few there will have had such an illustrious beginning to the year as Mark Levin’s Boston based Third Rock Ventures. … Continue reading

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UK Pharma in the M&A Crosshairs

Authored by Karl Simpson 22/07/2014 Deal or No Deal? This seems to be the game being played out in the UK pharmaceutical industry this year. With global life sciences M&A exceeding $300bn in 2014, UK and Irish companies have attracted … Continue reading

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A Diverse Approach to BRIC Building

Authored by Simon Hollingworth Liftstream’s previous article in this series, “Boardroom Diversity Means Better Business”, concluded that a diversity initiative is not something to undertake as a Public Relations exercise but because a diverse boardroom makes better business sense. Scott … Continue reading

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Rejoining the workplace: A professional woman’s perspective

Authored by Charlotte Dumont-Castelnovo There are many industry commentators who advocate strong and in many cases conflicting views about how to improve the opportunities for women in business. This is a particularly prevalent debate in the life sciences sector. A lot … Continue reading

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