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The C-Suite Speaks

Back To The Future: Novo’s Sørensen Reflects On CEO Years And Tasks Ahead For Industry

Lars Rebien Sørensen scrutinizes the pharmaceutical industry and shares with In Vivo his vision for the future of the Novo Nordisk Foundation. With 16 years as CEO of Novo Nordisk under his belt, as well as many more years in leadership roles at the Danish company, Sørensen reflects on the past and gives his predictions for the future of the innovative drug development sector.

Leadership Strategy Financing

Bayer’s US Playbook: The Smart Way To Top-Line Growth

The hotly contested US market is central to Bayer’s aspirations to become a global innovation player in pharmaceuticals, especially in key growth segments like oncology. A little more than one year in, Bayer Pharmaceuticals Americas President Dr. Carsten Brunn reflects on his unit’s progress.

Leadership Growth Cancer
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A Phoenix Turn For Tonix: Rising From Phase III Ashes With New PTSD Approach

In an exclusive interview, Seth Lederman, CEO of New York-based Tonix Pharmaceuticals, talks about the company’s R&D rollercoaster ride and how it plans to keep its lead asset on track for approval as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. 

Innovation C-Suite Speaks

Japan’s Healios Eyes First Approvals As It Progresses Regenerative Therapies

Healios, a Japanese regenerative medicine bioventure, expects to continue benefiting from a supportive regulatory environment in Japan as it progresses three clinical assets toward approval in the next few years, says CEO Dr. Hardy Kagimoto in an exclusive interview.

Asia Pacific Regenerative Medicine

Gene Therapy: Spark Charts A Course From Science To Payer And Patient Satisfaction

Gene therapy’s promise depends on the ecosystem now being built to deliver real product to patients – safely and at quantities that match the soaring expectations fed by the curative potential of the science. To assess the state of play, In Vivo talks to the man who leads the team responsible for bringing forward the first US-approved gene therapy to treat an incurable, inherited genetic condition: John Furey, chief operating officer of Spark Therapeutics

C-Suite Speaks Leadership

Drug Delivery Outsourcing In A World Of Pharma’s Shifting Sands

The contract drug delivery industry is facing disruptive influences from an evolving client base, the increase in biologics manufacturing and specialty pharma needs. In Vivo speaks to Catalent’s vice president of strategy, Cornell Stamoran, about the evolution of the industry and the continuous search for efficiency.

C-Suite Speaks Leadership

Bringing The Clinician's Rationale Into The Heart Of Strategic Decision-Making At Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific Corp. has been back on the M&A trail in a big way in 2018, with a succession of strategic additions of various sizes that all have potential patient and shareholder impact across – and beyond – its established divisions. Chief medical officer of 18 months Ian Meredith explains the thought processes driving this policy, and the added dimension a CMO can bring to the overall question of strategy.

Leadership M & A

Broader Capabilities Keep Consort On Top At Device End Of Drug Delivery

Drug delivery technology specialist Consort Medical has capitalized on device respiratory expertise for 50 years, but a renewed focus on strategic expansion has seen it make an IP play, move into the pharma side and target other delivery formats for global pharma industry customers. Its enhanced capabilities will keep rivals on their toes.

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Pharma’s New R&D Models: Federating Innovation

Experiments are underway to solve pharma’s well-documented R&D productivity crisis. The industry is no longer focused only on buying new drugs via M&A, or on outsourcing discovery. Companies are also building new channels through which to access innovation, setting up different kinds of partnerships, and using new kinds of data. The shift involves re-thinking pharma’s place in healthcare.

 
Market Intelligence Business Strategies BioPharmaceutical

ImmunoGen’s Mark Enyedy On Striking Deals – And Curing Cancer

Veteran biopharma deal-maker Mark Enyedy has a new role as CEO of ImmunoGen, currently an investor favorite – company shares are up nearly 200% this year. In this interview he discusses corporate restructuring, the evolving role of business development and making new scientific inroads against hard-to-treat cancers.

BioPharmaceutical Deals ImmunoOncology

Inside Bayer Oncology: An Interview With Robert LaCaze

Bayer AG may more often make headlines for its deal-making in consumer health and agriculture, but the massive German conglomerate sees oncology drugs as a key engine of future success within its high-growth pharmaceuticals business. A Q&A with Robert LaCaze, EVP of Bayer's new Oncology Strategic Business Unit.

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Hack Attack: Biopharma Cyber Chiefs Fight Back

The threat of cyberattacks on biopharma’s extensive information assets is moving to the top of the list of business risks confronting senior C-suite management. In Vivo’s Roundtable panel of leading biopharma CISOs reviews what to do and what it will take to convince others in senior management to buy into a challenge that still remains largely below the surface.

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Admedus CEO Ready To Transform Company Again With TAVR

The ups, downs – and nearly outs – of ASX-listed health technologies manufacturer and distributor Admedus have made compelling reading in the past two years, but CEO Wayne Paterson has brought a competitive edge to a company that was lacking focus. Now he is looking to raise the bar again, aiming to use the company's proprietary Adapt patch technology in the TAVR space, while also pressing on with strategic plans for the therapeutic vaccines portfolio and adding scale.

Business Strategies Cardiovascular Growth

Fortress Biotech: A Drug Financing Experiment Expands

Fortress Biotech has established nine subsidiary companies since 2013, each financed differently and each focused on an area of unmet need. Fortress CEO and longtime life sciences investor Lindsay Rosenwald lays out his ambitious plans for the future.

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With A New CSO, Bristol-Myers Squibb Doubles Down On Immuno-Oncology

BMS’ strategy for the complex, highly competitive immuno-oncology field. A Q&A with the company’s new R&D chief, lung cancer specialist Thomas Lynch, MD.

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Flex Health Outsources To A Medtech Industry In Flux

Flex Health Solutions' role in the medtech space is helping other companies develop superior products for the broadest market appeal. Its ability to source ideas for medical design from other parts of its $24 billion business means it is already leveraging the Fourth Industrial Revolution, just at the point that the industry is undergoing dramatic change.

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Olympus Dives Back Into M&A With Image Stream Medical Buy

When Olympus Corp. re-entered the M&A arena after five years of "back to the basics," it was via the purchase of a company that meets every parameter of its requirements. Nacho Abia says that OR integrator Image Stream Medical should also help the Japanese multinational stay on course to meet value-based – and ambitious mid-term sales – targets.

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Becton Dickinson Adds A Bigger Jewel To Its String Of Pearls

Becton Dickinson President, Chairman and CEO Vincent Forlenza speaks to IN VIVO about the business prospects at Becton Dickinson as it integrates its major acquisition, CareFusion, and oversees a major internal group restructuring, and about his role as the current chairman of AdvaMed.

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CRF Leaders Take A Long Look At Medtech

Cardiovascular Research Foundation leaders Jack Lewin, Juan Granada, and Ori Ben-Yehuda talk to IN VIVO about the state of medtech innovation and health care in the US.

Medical Device Innovation C-Suite Speaks

Mark Gelfand And Howard Levin, The Folks Who Brought You Renal Denervation

Renal denervation is arguably the hottest new device technology to come along in years, with applications in a variety of chronic diseases including hypertension and diabetes, to name just two. Yet just over a decade ago, most people laughed off the concept, and they might still be laughing were it not for the efforts of a novel device development company called Coridea.

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Bringing Urgency And Focus To Takeda: An Interview With Tachi Yamada

In a wide-ranging interview conducted at Elsevier’s PSA 2013 conference, Takeda’s R&D chief spoke of progress in building a global vaccine business, of the key late-stage assets that will carry the company into the next decade, and of business development priorities in the post-Nycomed era.

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The New Math Of Ortho Innovation – An Interview With Zimmer CEO David Dvorak

After emerging from the DOJ settlements, the leading pure-play orthopedics company is emphasizing – and redefining – innovation to drive growth. Zimmer CEO David Dvorak talks to IN VIVO about his company’s commitment to innovation, and how the very notion of innovation is changing.

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