• The Work-Life Rebalance

    21 days ago

    ​We are at a crossroads. The health and wellbeing of the workforce has never been more closely intertwined with the state of the economy.The public health crisis caused by Covid-19 has forced operational change and reflection on the way that people organize and work. Global lockdowns have meant that many companies have shifted to remote working – where they are able to – res...

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  • Job Confidence Index 2020

    3 months ago

    In this complex social and economic climate, it can be hard to understand how current and prospective employees are feeling and thinking. Thanks to our expansive network, we are able to gauge the sentiment and aspirations of the life sciences workforce in the United States, and share that vital information with you. The EPM Scientific Job Confidence Index 2020 is a new annua...

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  • The Workplace Evolution

    3 months ago

    ​When workers finally return to the office, the life sciences workplace will be virtually unrecognizable. What short and lasting impact will the pandemic have on the workplace? How will these changes affect talent? What does this guide explore?Short term impactRedesigning the workplace for human healthNegative and positive impacts of social distancingRisk assessment and priv...

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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with Thomas Hellen

    8 months ago

    ​What role can recruitment play in creating a gender-balanced workforce throughout the life sciences industry? Thomas Hellen, Principal Consultant for EPM Scientific, shares his thoughts for International Women's Day 2020.The 2020 International Women’s Day theme is that an equal world is an enabled world. What does that mean to you in life sciences?Women in healthcare curren...

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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with Micaela Siegel

    8 months ago

    What role can recruitment play in creating a gender-balanced workforce throughout the life sciences industry? Micaela Siegel, Principal Consultant at EPM Scientific, shares her thoughts for International Women's Day 2020.The 2020 International Women’s Day theme is that an equal world is an enabled world. What does that mean to you in life sciences?An equal and enabled world ...

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  • How Life Sciences Companies are Solving the Organ Transplant Crisis

    9 months ago

    Our modern way of life is the cause and the cure to the organ transplantation crisis. Technological advancements and increasing wealth have led to a booming population that suffers chronic illness, obesity and old age. These factors contribute to a massive demand for organs that outstrips supply. In the US alone, over 120,000 people are currently on the transplantation waiti...

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  • Advancing Women of Color in STEM

    11 months ago

    ​​90% of CEOs report that diversity is a top business priority, yet the dial towards progress has hardly moved in recent years. A quantitative study by MassBio showed that although women make up half of the entry-level positions in biotech, they fill only 20 percent of senior leadership slots and 10 percent of board seats. While a 2017 study of the US biotech industry by Nat...

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  • EPM Scientific to Moderate Panel at Biotech Week Boston

    about 1 year ago

    ​We are delighted to announce Andrew McNeilis, Chief Commercial Officer, will be moderating a panel this year at Boston BD, taking place on September 10th, 2019. This forum convenes C-level executives to discuss the most pressing business development challenges and opportunities facing the biopharma industry. This conference is a part of Biotech Week Boston, a festival of in...

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  • Launch or License: Taking Your First Product to Europe

    over 1 year ago

    ​For many emerging US-based biotech companies, taking their first product to Europe is a daunting prospect. Directly launching abroad is a difficult path, with many companies deciding to out-license rights for that territory instead. While doing so cuts down risk, it typically reduces profits and inhibits the potential to create a global brand and market strategy; companies ...

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  • Overcoming the Founder's Dilemma: Why You Should Recruit Outside Your Network

    over 1 year ago

    ​Biotech start-ups can be nimble and responsive if they utilize a small, tight-knit, interdisciplinary team. However, the minute work-groups start to expand they are susceptible to the founder’s dilemma. So how can an elite team find the right recruits that will align in terms of their technical skills, experience and vision, as well as their cultural fit? Small teams can be...

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  • Recruiting for Oncology: Top US Trends for 2019

    over 1 year ago

    In the last decade, innovations in cell and gene-based therapies have changed the Oncology recruitment market. So what does a top Oncology candidate look like in 2019?In the lead-up to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual conference, we always take stock of current trends in Oncology recruitment. In 2019 new therapies, like gene editing, are driving the ma...

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  • Best Biometrics Team: In-House or Outsourced?

    over 1 year ago

    ​Up to 77% of biotech and pharma outsource portions of their analytics or production. There are many reasons to outsource, in source, or stay completely in-house. For biometrics teams, outsourcing can increase standardization while staying in-house decreases turnaround time.Biotech and pharma often debate whether to outsource analytics. Benefits of outsourcing can include re...

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  • Why US Biotech Companies Should Consider Launching in Europe Directly

    over 1 year ago

    ​In the past, biotech startups have sought to partner with big pharmaceutical companies.  However, the market is changing — in 2019 it may be better to license directly in Europe.For a US-based pharmaceutical company, the prospect of taking a new drug to market in Europe can be daunting.  Many young biotech companies decide to out-license for royalty or milestone payments in...

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  • Bioartificial Kidneys and Tissue Engineering: Cyborg Future?

    over 1 year ago

    ​UCSFs bioartificial kidney is an exciting breakthrough which circumvents the need for tissue-blood supply, using  cyborg-like silicon chips. In this article we explore UCSF’s Kidney Project, the latest applications of tissue engineering, and the recruitment trends within the pharma and biotech fields.We have previously discussed how the fields of tissue-engineering and rege...

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  • Emerging Markets in Tissue Engineering

    over 1 year ago

    ​Tissue-engineered substrates like Axogen nerve-grafts and 3D-printed hydrogels have penetrated past the hype phase of the Garner hype cycle to the main market.  Tissue-engineering and regenerative medicine are hot topics lately.  While the average person associates these therapies with idealistic sci-fi, the truth is that these therapies have exited controversial trial-and-...

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  • A War on Talent: How Medical Communications Agencies are Targeting Top Performers in 2019

    over 1 year ago

    ​Globalization and digitization have changed the world’s economy, and now they are changing health. The biotech and pharma markets make and sell the therapies we use to rejuvenate and repair our bodies. As our technology changes, so does our health, and the potential for human health has never been greater.   So how do we communicate novel therapeutics to life sciences profe...

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  • Innovation And Implications In CAR-T Therapy

    almost 2 years ago

    ​In September 2018 the National Health Service England approved Novartis’ game-changing CAR-T therapy KYMRIAH® (tisagenlecleucel) for the treatment of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). So far, CAR-T had only been available to patients in Europe via clinical trials.As documented by Pharma Times this treatment is approved for “patients up to 25 years old with B ce...

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  • The Bleeding Edge: Where Do We Go From Here?

    about 2 years ago

    ​The Bleeding Edge is a famous documentary that scrutinizes the side effects of implantable devices. Let’s offer an unbiased analysis of the benefits and drawbacks of devices, and discuss how biotech and pharma can do better.   While the public often feels powerless to change large organizations the truth is that pharmaceutical companies are heavily regulated and subject to ...

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  • Why We Need Better Antibiotics and What Biotech and Pharma Are Doing About It

    about 2 years ago

    ​Antibiotics extended the human lifespan — but now they’re under threat.  Breaking news from three companies this month showcase how big pharma is stepping up to the plate.The average human lifespan has more than doubled since 1900 and this trend is expected to continue. But the biggest leaps in medical history have predominantly been due to advances in infectious disease, s...

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  • Hiring Trends in Gene-Therapy and Gene-Editing Startups

    about 2 years ago

    ​Gene therapy is hot right now.The human genome was sequenced in 2003 for $2.7 billion USD.  In 2018, it costs less than $1,000 to sequence a human genome and this cost is expected to decrease to less than $100 in the near future.  Welcome to the future of precision medicine.According to the National Institutes of Health, precision medicine is treatment “that takes into acco...

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