• The Work-Life Rebalance

    14 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 Europe, and share that vital information with you. The EPM Scientific Job Confidence Index 2020 is a new annual report th...

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  • The Workplace Evolution

    3 months ago

    With workers slowly returning to the office across Europe, 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? While the global pandemic will inevitably result in long term transformations to the form and function of the workspace, the short term will mostly...

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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with Bethan Williams

    8 months ago

    ​​The race is on for a gender equal workforce throughout the life sciences sector. In Germany, one third of scientists and engineers are women (33%), significantly behind the European Union average of 40%. How can we address the imbalance?  Bethan Williams, SVP - Head of Commercial at EPM Scientific, discusses the unique position that recruiters play in furthering gender equ...

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  • How AI Can Boost Diversity Hiring

    8 months ago

    ​Should more biotech and pharma companies use artificial intelligence ​to increase the diversity of their candidate pools? Only 9.9% of the STEM workforce are women of color, according to the National Science Foundation. As we explored in the first part of this series, women of color are uniquely disadvantaged when seeking employment. From recruiters and hiring mangers, too ...

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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 Natu...

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

    11 months 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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  • 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

    about 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 m...

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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 i...

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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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  • 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 c...

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

    almost 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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  • How Big Data Impacts Life Sciences Hiring

    about 2 years ago

    ​Pharma and biotech are digitizing.Historically, natural resources have driven the global economy, what the OECD calls the “real wealth of nations”. However, this wealth-model has changed because for the first time in human history we can measure the details of our life at scale.  What is big data?The term ‘big data’ is used to describe extremely large sets of data that, due...

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