April 2014

Mobile and the Patient-Centered, Collaborative and Connected Future

March 27, 2014

Only when we accept that our best efforts so far have produced marginal results can we tap the willingness of a mobile culture that wants help. When we embrace the need to focus on “me, you, and each of us that is an N of one,” we will change things. By Sean Hartigan, Senior VP, […]

SHOWCASE FEATURE: Mobile: Going Mobile

March 27, 2014

Going Mobile Mobile technology offers tremendous opportunities for the healthcare industry to address some of the most pressing global challenges: make healthcare more accessible, improve patient outcomes, and reduce costs. Expectations are high that mobile technology will help to increase access to care in emerging markets and transform the developed world’s costly healthcare behemoths into […]

Pharma Doors Begin to Open in Indonesia

March 27, 2014

Pharma Doors Begin to Open in Indonesia By Kim Ribbink Though many challenges continue for pharma companies bringing products to market in Indonesia, a growing middle class and improving healthcare access make it a desirable market. Indonesia is the world’s fourth largest country in terms of population, with 247 million people, and the largest economy […]

C-Suite: CROs

March 27, 2014

C-Suite: CROs By Taren Grom, Editor Contract Research Organizations We asked C-suite executives throughout the CRO arena to provide their insights on what the biggest opportunities and barriers for innovation are for improving the drug development process, as well as identify a recent innovation that is improving the process. Stuart Abelson President and CEO Ora […]

Creating Positive Communications with the FDA

March 27, 2014

Creating Positive Communications with the FDA By Denise Myshko A critical success factor in the regulatory review process is clear and frequent communications to ensure a smooth and efficient review of an application. Navigating the regulatory review process can be challenging. Industry experts say creating an efficient development process depends on engaging regulatory officials and […]

Public-Private Partners For Innovation

March 27, 2014

Public-Private Partners For Innovation By Denise Myshko Partnerships with academics and the public sector have always played a significant role in research. In fact, successful private-public partnerships have led to private sector growth and innovation, job creation, and a strengthened national economy, according to a recent report… Sidebars: Research highlights of AMP Public-Private Partnerships FNIH […]

The Patient Experience: Keeping It Real

March 27, 2014

The Patient Experience: Keeping It Real By Robin Robinson Sidebars: The Pharmaceutical Industry Needs Emotional Insights Personal Connected Health Alliance ePUBLication Personal Connected Health: Becoming A Reality For The Life Sciences Provided by: PCHA http://bit.ly/PersonalConnectedHealth A deep understanding of the patient is crucial in today’s marketplace. The secret to providing a positive patient experience is […]

The Entrepreneur’s Journey

March 27, 2014

The Entrepreneur’s Journey Self-starters outline what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur in the life-sciences industry. Life-science entrepreneurs face seemingly insurmountable challenges every single day, yet studies show that they are some of the happiest and most optimistic people in the workforce. That’s because entrepreneurs have a tendency to view challenges as opportunities, not […]

Last Word

March 27, 2014

Last Word Educating The Next Generation John Castellani, president and CEO of Pharmaceutical ­Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), talks about the imperative for improved science, technology, ­engineering, and math (STEM) education. PV: Why is STEM education so important? Castellani: The STEM workforce is absolutely vital to the U.S. economy and to our ability to […]

Talent Pool

March 27, 2014

pharma Pool Dr. John ORLOFF Merck Serono Names Head of Global Clinical Development Merck Serono has named John Orloff, M.D., as head of global clinical development. Dr. Orloff leads the design and execution of Merck Serono’s global clinical development programs and projects, driving quality execution of the projects after proof-of-concept (POC). He also oversees pipeline […]

On the Calendar

March 27, 2014

The Calendar Industry Events and Conferences, including SPECIAL DISCOUNTS Coming ATTRACTIONS The 5th Annual Outsourcing in Clinical Trials East Coast Conference will convene in Philadelphia in May 13-14, 2014. The 2014 event will focus on how companies from the region can implement effective clinical outsourcing strategies. With the agenda split to allow for a specific […]

PharmaTrax

March 27, 2014

Pharma Trax Sales, Marketing, and R&D Trends from Industry Analysts Featured Briefs: Diagnosis of Rare Diseases Remains Difficult Breakthrough Designation Has Potential to Shorten Development Time Cross-Functional Communication of Regulatory Strategy Boosts Impact Growth Expected in eClinical Solutions Market Sidebar: Therapeutic Trax… Trending now: New research highlights the need for improved physician education and referral […]

Tools of the Trade

March 27, 2014

Tools of the Trade New Electronic and Web-based Applications, Sites, and Technologies Featured Briefs: PharmaKinnex Launches Physician Engagement Tool ZS Associates Releases Business Intelligence Tool Accelrys Launches Cloud for ­Discovery Partnerships TrialNetworks Launches Directory for Trial Contact Management Sidebar: Updates Trending Now: New program combines traditional teledetailing with high-tech edetailing. PharmaKinnex, a provider of pharmaceutical […]

What’s New

March 27, 2014

What’s New New Healthcare-related Products, Services, and Companies Featured Briefs: New Janssen Group To Target Unmet Global Health Needs Caplan Associates Launches Grad Advantage New Agency Network Deloitte Launches ConvergeHealth PDR Launches 4th Channel FDA and European Medicines Agency Strengthen Collaboration in Pharmacovigilance BBK Worldwide Releases Bio Notifier Plus Synergistix Unveils CATS Express Mobile CRM […]

Social Buzz

March 27, 2014

New Social Media News, Events, and Strategies Featured Briefs: Novo Nordisk Tackles Diabetes FDA Seeks Help with Digital Monitoring Android App Provides Power for Clinical Research Pfizer CEO Ian Read Featured on LinkedIn’s Influencer Page PROTECT Act Causing a Stir, But Doubtful to Pass Greater Than AIDS Campaign Uses Multimedia Channels ­ePatients Willing To Share […]

Innovator’s Corner

March 27, 2014

Innovator’s Corner DNA Analysis at the Site of Care Max Perelman, Co-founder of Biomeme, wants to turn your smartphone into a lab for quick DNA ­diagnostics and on-site disease tracking. We want to empower anyone to do the entire qPCR process from start to finish, and to do this we’ve dramatically simplified the whole process […]

UpFront

March 27, 2014

UpFront AbbVie Announces Art Gallery On Chronic Inflammatory Disease AbbVie has launched Perspectives — Art, ­Inflammation and Me, an initiative designed to add a different dimension to the current understanding of immune-mediated inflammatory diseases and their impact on patients and society. More than 200 artistic expressions provide new perspectives into some of the often underestimated […]

Letter from the Editor

March 27, 2014

The Journey of an Entrepreneur: Risk and Reward Having embarked upon an entrepreneurial journey with my two business partners Lisa Banket and Marah Walsh 13 years ago, I was interested to read the stories of the entrepreneurs featured in this month’s cover story. Some are first timers, others are serial start-up experts. And while their […]

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