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Do You Need a Resource Management Team?

In the latest PMI report Pulse of the Profession 2020 (2020), 11.4% of surveyed organizations attribute investment waste to poor project performance.  What defines project performance and ultimately its success is the completion of the intended goals on time and within budget. As simple as it sounds, organizations still fail in many of their programs…

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ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) in the Medical Industry

Drug and medical device development and manufacturing is a complex process that involves multiple supply chains, various monitoring systems, and countless players from R&D to market. Due to the sensitive nature of the products and the repercussions should anything go awry during production or distribution, the medical industry is under constant pressure for attention to…

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Improve your R&D Strategy with These 6 Tips

In 2017, R&D investments in the pharmaceutical space reached more than $70 billion, with projected figures of over $200 billion by 2024. Pharma is one of the two sectors with semiconductors that are heavily reinvesting its revenue in research and development (15% to 20% on average). Considering the cost explosion of developing a new drug…

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5 of the Most Common Biopharma Risks Today

Spending on prescription drugs in the United States is expected to reach $600 billion by 2023. The continuously increasing need for pharmaceuticals is mostly driven by an aging population, a rise in chronic pathologies, and lifestyle changes that lead to poorer health. In this highly competitive landscape, a few giants dominate the industry, leaving a…

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Crisis and Disaster Preparedness: Our Solution to Your Challenges

What Have We Learned? Any emergency or unplanned event requires proactive and prepared leadership to manage a rapidly evolving, unstable situation. This leadership must have a structured, current, and comprehensive disaster preparedness strategy that addresses core mitigation areas. This leadership must also engage individuals who have a clear command of core Project Management principles to…

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A Guide to Clear-Cut Planning and Program Execution

The landscape of clinical trials and other clinical development projects has dramatically changed in recent years. Progress made in scientific discovery is paving the way to novel therapies and compounds that seek to surpass existing drugs in efficacy and safety.  But, innovation is not the only competitive driver. Concerns over an ageing population and increased…

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5 Scenarios That Need a Clinical Operations Team

New drug development is a costly, lengthy and risky process. Hurdles spring up at every stage and today’s landscape puts sponsors under more pressure than ever before. Clinical trials are becoming increasingly complex, regulatory bodies increasingly demanding, and stakeholders increasingly scrutinous.  Considering the resources invested in R&D, managing everyone involved internally and externally for years…

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Do You Need a Project Management Office (PMO)?

There is more to a project management office than managing projects. In fact, the project management office (PMO) acts as both a watchtower and a lighthouse to guide strategic initiatives toward success and maintain work standards to complete projects.    In The State of the PMO 2016, surveyed executive leaders confessed only 60% of their…

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7 Medical Writing Tips for the Oncology Field

In the wake of the 21st Century Cures Act (December 2016), the FDA has switched gears to accelerate the development of novel therapies and speed up the review process, particularly in the field of cancer research and treatment with the Oncology Center of Excellence. These efforts are the result of growing concerns over the progression…

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Everything You Need to Know About Rare Disease Day

There are 6,000 known rare diseases affecting more than 300 million persons worldwide. Over the past decade, those rare conditions – most often with a genetic basis and life-threatening outcomes – have become a matter of public health concern. In an effort to motivate and encourage progress in finding therapies and programs to support patients…

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