TotalBioPharma LIVE with BioSingapore

Q : “How many biotechs are there in Singapore?” A : “There are around 200 biotechs but if you are talking about the successful ones, there are only a handful.” This was one of many candid answers given by the expert panel made up of Singapore’s leading minds in the biopharmaceutical sector at the TotalBioPharma Live in Singapore meetup yesterday, …

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Biomedical Sciences industry in Singapore: Landscape & Trends

The Biomedical Sciences (BMS) industry was identified as the fourth pillar of Singapore’s economy in 2000. To date, Singapore has become a hub in Asia for cutting research in BMS as well as for development of biotechnology & medical technology products. The manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology & medical technology products by more than 100 companies exceed S$30 billion each year; …

Prescription drugs on sale online in China

With China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA)’s recently introduced policy, the Chinese can now potentially purchase their prescription drugs online at Walmart or even Alibaba.com. Though the final list of available prescription drugs are to be consolidated over the next couple of days, this new policy seems to have sparked a discussion amongst China and the region. If prescription drugs, …

Implementing an Enterprise Wide LMS

Some time back, not too long ago, the North American headquarters of a global Pharmaceutical company acquired several business units, and in an effort to standardize roles and consolidate training and qualifications, company leaders were seeking a single Learning Management System (LMS) to unify its eight operating companies and 7,000 employees. Leading the LMS evaluation were members of the Information …

New Age Project Management

Traditionally, Project Management was all about cost, timeline and success of that project. But most often than not, there are dependencies for a project – either upstream or downstream. These dependencies become all the more important when (mostly when and not if) the project deviates from cost ortimeline. On what basis should the decision makers tasked with bringing back the project on track make these …

Bio-ethics line

At what stage do advances in stem cell therapies risk crossing the bio-ethics line?

The past 12 months have seen successes in stem cell therapies but as the medical practices advance, fears are rising that, with regards to bio-ethics, they are going too far. This week the international stem cell industry has been busy celebrating the 8th annual ‘Stem Cell Awareness Day’. It has been a great opportunity to showcase some of the exceptional …

Stem Cell Awareness Day

A day of scientific hope and commercial promise: Stem Cell Awareness Day 2014

With the success of 2014 so far in regenerative medicine, how are you celebrating this year’s Stem Cell Awareness Day next week? This October 8th marks the seventh anniversary of the international Stem Cell Awareness Day, which was first organised by CIRM, California’s Stem Cell Agency in 2008. Back then it consisted of a handful of events scattered across California, …

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Download: 10 Reasons Why “CRM-in-a-Box” Doesn’t Work for Specialty Life Sciences

  Specialty drug or device selling is as different from the traditional primary care business model as podiatrists are from pediatricians. Today’s industry is moving away from armies of sales representatives to smaller, more focused specialty sales teams. The entire selling process (indeed, the entire industry) is under pressure to perform more efficiently with fewer resources, to find and implement better tools and …

Download whitepaper: Managing the Marketing Gap

  A Navigation Guide for the New Era of Insight-Driven Marketing This white paper is intended for senior brand management and therapeutic area leadership roles, as well as commercial operations teams that provide tools, processes, and other capabilities to enable marketing efforts. Marketing is undergoing a wide-scale transformation to enable individual customer driven interactions, automated cross-channel campaign management, and rapid feedback loops. The enablers …