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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 23, 2021

Thermo Fisher Scientific acquires Novasep’s Henogen for $874.5m

Life sciences

Thermo Fisher Scientific has acquired Novasep’s viral vector manufacturing business in Belgium, Henogen, for about €725m ($874.5m) in cash. Henogen offers biotechnology firms, as well as biopharma customers contract manufacturing services for vaccines and therapies.

January 23, 2021

Lilly and Merus partner to develop T-Cell re-directing antibody therapies

Life sciences

Research and development group of Eli Lilly and Company, Loxo Oncology at Lilly, and clinical-stage oncology company Merus have announced a research collaboration and exclusive license agreement to develop T-Cell re-directing bispecific antibodies.

January 23, 2021

Adagene plans $125M IPO to go after cancer niches targeted by BMS and Pfizer

Life sciences

Chinese cancer biotech Adagene has filed to raise up to $125 million in a Nasdaq IPO. The listing will give Adagene the means to run early-phase clinical trials of antibodies against CD137 and CTLA-4.

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