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Biotech Investors Follow Pattern in Funding and Hiring Executives

Written by: Karl Simpson To be blunt, biotechnology ventures require lots of capital, and although alternative funding sources are now more accessible, money has traditionally come from the venture capital firms. These venture firms exercise differing strategies in allocating risk … Continue reading

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Women Currently only 10% of Biotech Boards, Gender Study Shows

Authored by Karl Simpson In a new research study into gender diversity in biotech leadership, the findings convey a picture of significant male dominance in biotech boardroom. The research conducted by Liftstream, a specialist life sciences executive search practice, examined … Continue reading

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Biotechnology must embrace a more diverse future of leadership

Authored by Karl Simpson When you talk to biotech entrepreneurs and sector investors, the topic of management and leadership is one that often features very strongly as the critical success factor. However, there is a dearth of research analysis into … Continue reading

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Bellicum Pharma announces $55m in Series C Funding for Cancer Trials

Authored by James Sheppard The Houston based biotechnology firm Bellicum Pharmaceuticals announced that it had raised $55m in Series C funding. The money will be used to expand ongoing clinical trials for the company’s two leading drug candidates in oncology. … Continue reading

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European biotech clusters must attract executive talent or seek new leaders

Authored by Karl Simpson In pursuit of scientific progress aimed at improving healthcare for society, the industry has gone global. Researchers, academics and industrial partners have collaborated across borders, and barriers of expertise, to translate their inventive ideas through a … Continue reading

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5 Alternative Methods for assessing the potential of a new employer

Authored by Karl Simpson Below are some ideas for the contrarians among you who might assess a new job opportunity. These escape the traditional clichés and provoke you to think about why you might seek to assess jobs in a … Continue reading

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Sanofi appoint Chief Patient Officer

Authored by James Sheppard The French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi recently announced that it had appointed Dr Anne C. Beal as its new Chief Patient Officer. This is a new role within Sanofi and one that the company hopes will increase … Continue reading

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Merck Serono continues impressive standard in gender diversity

Authored by Karl Simpson Merck Serono has quickly become a standard-bearer for gender diversity in the pharmaceutical sector. In recent studies it has been shown that the pharmaceutical sector is beginning to fair well relative to other industrial sectors when … Continue reading

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CFO appointments no longer just a numbers game

Authored by Karl Simpson AstraZeneca’s CEO, Pascal Soriot, recently said when announcing the newly appointed CFO Marc Dunoyer that he offered a blend of strategic thinking and financial expertise. Mr. Dunoyer joined AstraZeneca earlier this year from GSK where he … Continue reading

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Open Innovation could spur diversity

Authored by Karl Simpson Open Innovation is the new wave. The accepted remedy to the innovation black-hole experienced in drug discovery and development over recent years. It is a paradigm shift. Suddenly, the R&D heavyweights are throwing away their R&D … Continue reading

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