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For nearly two decades, we’ve assisted pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer health, diagnostic, digital health, and medical device organisations in attracting and developing senior executives.

Whether you are a start-up, an established corporation, or a CMO, and working on pre-clinical or clinical development, or commercialisation, we’ll help you build collaborative teams. We are skilled in customising our approach to attract diverse, globally-experienced leaders for science-driven environments.

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Key Trends in Life Sciences

Diversity

Global patient demographics, emerging market demands and opportunities, and an increasingly female talent pool require inclusive leadership. Business leaders must become adept at recognising and prioritising the importance of diversity to harness its advantages for business and society.

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Collaboration

New business models require collaborative approaches to pipeline innovation, manufacturing and supply, and myriad bench-to-bedside translations. This matrix of layered initiatives requires leaders at all levels of the organisation to be capable of cutting across traditional disciplines through influence, persuasion and compromise.

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Precision and Personalised Medicine

The scientific advances that are giving rise to precision and personalised medicine are some of the great disruptors of our time. The radical changes that will emerge require leaders to be highly flexible, broad thinkers, who are comfortable challenging and ultimately dismantling the status quo.

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Value-Driven Patient Access in a Limited Resource Healthcare Ecosystem

Long-term strategic planners who can realistically assess risk and make tough R&D decisions are needed to lead life science companies. They must provide value-driven access to a wide variety of customers and stakeholders in a healthcare ecosystem with limited resources, as well as develop innovative products and therapies. Alternative channels to market will be an inevitable component of any new strategy.

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Diversity

Global patient demographics, emerging market demands and opportunities, and an increasingly female talent pool require inclusive leadership. Business leaders must become adept at recognising and prioritising the importance of diversity to harness its advantages for business and society.

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Big Data, Digitalization, and Artificial Intelligence

Big data collection and usage; digitalization; and artificial intelligence in the entire life-cycle of therapies, from development to the point of patient access, are unstoppable trends. Wielding these technology tools in a meaningful way requires innovation leadership that is balanced by well-defined change management skills and a keen ability to prioritise.

Latest News in Life Sciences

May 21, 2022

As monkeypox cases emerge in US and Europe, Bavarian Nordic inks vaccine order

Life sciences

A monkeypox outbreak is emerging in the U.S. and Europe, and at least one country is amping up countermeasure preparedness. Bavarian Nordic has secured a contract with an unnamed European country to supply its smallpox vaccine, called Imvanex in Europe, in response to the emergence of monkeypox cases, the Danish company said Thursday.

May 21, 2022

Moderna chairman Afeyan defends hiring practices after CFO debacle: report

Life sciences

Moderna’s recent chief financial officer debacle—in which Jorge Gomez departed on his second day on the job—raised questions about the company’s hiring process given its rush to global biopharma prominence. The most obvious one: How was it possible for Gomez to be hired when he was under investigation by his previous employer, Dentsply Sirona of Charlotte, N.C.

May 21, 2022

Merck to pay up to $1.4B in cancer deal with Kelun, but details are scarce

Life sciences

Merck & Co. is plucking a cancer project from the branch of Chinese-based Kelun Pharmaceutical for up to $1.4 billion, but details from the New Jersey-based Big Pharma have been hard to come by. The deal, first disclosed Monday on the Shenzhen stock exchange, has Merck handing over $47 million in upfront cash in exchange for ex-China rights to a “macromolecular tumor project.”

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