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Barron exhorts GSK scientists to take ‘smart risks’

July 22, 2019

Hal Barron has detailed efforts to embolden GlaxoSmithKline scientists to take “smart risks” when developing drugs. The culture change is part of an effort to stop the fear of failure from pushing GSK researchers to make conservative decisions. Talking to the Financial Times, Barron discussed..

Partnering for a global healthcare ecosystem

July 22, 2019

Japan has become the world’s test bed for the treatment of the elderly by virtue of being the world’s longest-lived country. Fifty years ago it is reported to have had just 327 centenarians. In 2017, the total reached 67,824, the largest per capita ratio in..

What CEOs can do to shore up workplace health literacy

July 22, 2019

Creating a workplace culture focused on health is worth it. Empower your team members to be healthy versions of themselves and everyone wins.Ten years ago, I was running a 10K and started experiencing chest pains. I landed in the hospital at 37 years old. I..

Bunge and BP to form a bioenergy JV

July 22, 2019

Bunge (New York, NY), a leading producer and supplier of oilseed and grain products and ingredients, announced a partnership with BP plc (London, UK), the world’s sixth-largest oil and gas production and distribution company, to form a 50-50 ethanol joint venture in the north and..

Pfizer’s keys to juggling 8 U.S. launches? Organization, accountability, clear goals

July 22, 2019

Think you’re busy? Take a look at Pfizer’s commercial team for oncology, which is currently launching four new drugs, three new indications for older drugs, and a biosimilar. And that’s just in the U.S. It’s taken some serious internal organizing on Pfizer’s part, but so..

How women can take the lead in levelling the playing field

July 22, 2019

Do women make great leaders? Yes. As New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Adern demonstrated in the wake of the terror attacks in Christchurch, women can be exceptional leaders. Is there an established economic case for more women in leadership? Yes, that’s old news. Does the..

AB InBev sells Australian brewer to Asahi, keeps Asia IPO on radar

July 22, 2019

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, is selling its Australian operations to Japan’s Asahi for $11 billion and could revive the stalled flotation of its Asian business as it looks to cut debt. The Belgium-based brewer, weighed down with debt after its 2016 acquisition of..

Genmab’s Huge IPO Raises €450M to Develop Antibody Drugs

July 22, 2019

The Danish biotech Genmab has made a big splash on the Nasdaq, raising a €450M ($506M) IPO to fuel its antibody drug programs in cancer, autoimmune diseases, and more. This IPO is one of the biggest in biotech history, behind the whopping €530M Nasdaq entry from US..

Is Novartis’ sunny Sandoz forecast realistic?

July 19, 2019

Novartis has spent much of the last year overhauling its generics division, Sandoz, by increasing its focus on hard-to-make drugs and doubling down on its use of digital technologies to improve everything from drug development to commercialization. Those efforts are paying off, the company said..

SuperFood Holdings taps former Panera executive as CEO

July 19, 2019

Clay Sanger has been named chief executive officer at SuperFood Holdings, L.L.C. The announcement comes three weeks after Beaming Wellness and Project Juice, now operating under the umbrella of SuperFood Holdings, announced their merger. As c.e.o., Mr. Sanger will be tasked with developing and executing..

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