CEO Corner articles are written by presidents or CEOs of biopharmaceutical or medical device companies that create a drug or device. These articles discuss global industry trends, experiences, and challenges that biopharma CEOs and presidents can relate to and should be aware of.
All CEOs of small, publicly traded biotechs are required to wear many hats in the office every day. That’s why having a leader with a diverse background and experience in a variety of functional areas is an asset. Here we look at some of the various areas of expertise that can help create a more diverse C-suite executive.
Rich Daly, Chairman & CEO of Neuralstem, Inc., pens this month column and gives some enlightening anecdotes about what it takes to make "transformational" changes at a biopharma company.
Jeffrey Stein, Ph.D., president and CEO of Cidara Therapeutics, discusses what needs to be done now by drug companies and healthcare providers alike to stem the tide of emerging antimicrobial resistance, including collaboration to address market barriers.
I’ve often described the challenge of developing new medicines as analogous to the difficulty of climbing the highest mountains on Earth. If one follows that analogy, then seeking to develop a new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease is like climbing K2, the second highest peak — in winter. That feat has not yet been accomplished, and those who aspire to do so describe it as their last frontier. Similarly, the brain is one of the last frontiers in medicine and drug development.
Now is the time to develop a novel financial instrument which will provide risk transfer, transparency, and more certainty. A futures market in healthcare is a product whose time has come.
By its very definition, innovation may travel long and painful paths, require repeated failure, and invite numerous mistakes to gather experience for bringing forward something new. Lady luck also intervenes occasionally, as well.
Antibiotic resistance is a real and immediate threat that is beginning to garner the global attention it needs and deserves. During a meeting of the United Nations in September 2016, the entire General Assembly — 193 nations — reaffirmed its commitment to developing national action plans on combatting antibiotic resistance.
There is a lyric from an old Bob Seger song in which the aging songwriter, lamenting the loss of his youthful prowess once filled with vim and vigor, wonders where the time went (“20 years now; where’d they go; 20 years; I don’t know”).
Why hasn't the healthcare industry evolved into vertical segmentation like other industries? Until now, it's because there has been no systematic way to hedge/transfer either institutional or operating risk in the healthcare system because information gathering and delivery is generally limited and poorly organized.
John Crowley, chairman and CEO of Amicus Therapeutics discusses why biotechs in the rare disease space face particularly unique and fundamental challenges.
Can women leaders be responsible and liked – at the same time? Sophie Kornowski-Bonnet, head of Roche partnering, discusses her approach to overcoming adversity, leading to an interesting discussion on if there are differences beyond gender for male versus female executives.
What’s it take to get to the c-suite of a biopharmaceuticals company? For Sophie Kornowski-Bonnet, it was a willingness to step out of her comfort zone. The current head of Roche partnering and executive committee member, shares her intriguing career path, which began in Paris, France, back in 1986.
Prior to joining Lilly as SVP of clinical and product development, Daniel Skovronsky, M.D., Ph.D. was CEO of Avid Radiopharmaceuticals — a company he founded while still a graduate student. This article is a prequel to the upcoming feature in our November issue that explores how he built a $300 million company.
Merck’s SVP of BD and licensing, Ben Thorner, provides insight into what type of deals to expect at the 36th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.
Seven tips to get you ready for attending the 36th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.