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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

January 16, 2020

WuXi Bio buys Germany-based manufacturing plant from Bayer

Life sciences

Shanghai, China-based Wuxi Biologics inked a deal with Germany’s Bayer to take over the operations of Bayer’s drug manufacturing factory in Leverkusen, Germany. It is also buying the equipment in […]

January 16, 2020

How will Amgen make its $13.4B Otezla buy pay off? New launches, for one, CEO says

Life sciences

When Amgen shelled out $13.4 billion late last year to pick up Celgene’s blockbuster immunology med Otezla, it made a calculated guess the drug had some untapped fuel in its […]

January 15, 2020

JPM: Want clues into Gilead’s M&A strategy? Check out last year’s Galapagos deal

Life sciences

After taking the reins at Gilead early last year, CEO Daniel O’Day’s been heading up the company long enough to understand what investors really want: more transparency and M&A clues. […]

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