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The University of Edinburgh Launches New On-Line Masters in Next Generation Drug Discovery

11 Jul 12

“First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging!”

MURDER AT THE SUPERMARKET…

19 Jun 12

No, not the title of a new murder-mystery novel, but the facts of a case involving J Sainsbury PLC concerning the issue of “Vicarious Liability”. “Vicarious Liability” is the phrase used to describe the situation where a third party is responsible for acts committed, not by itself, but by another under its control.
Jim Golby

Developing and Sustaining Excellent Packaging Labelling and Artwork Capabilities

13 Jun 12

The essential resource for implementing sustainable packaging labelling and artwork capabilities.
Stephen McIndoe and Andrew Love

Career Advice: Your Brag File

12 Jun 12

A brag file is simply a file where you keep evidence of your achievements!
Mike Wood- Pharmiweb.com Portal Manager and Editor

What Do Biologists Do?

12 Jun 12

A biologist’s job description may range widely depending on the area of specialty. A biologist is a scientist who studies life in one of its many forms, and a work settings can also range from a classical laboratory to field work in various environments and climates.
Online Biology Degree

“Need a degree to get a pay rise – don’t bother if you’re 61 or older!”

30 May 12

“Need a degree to get a pay rise – don’t bother if you’re 61 or older!” “Want to work beyond the age of 65 – afraid not, it’s in our Partnership Deed!” These may sound like the worst job adverts in the world, but in fact they are the subject matter of two cases whose judgments were handed down by the Supreme Court last week (25 April 2012). These key cases are set to challenge employer’s attitude to age and retirement.
Jim Golby

Cherwell Laboratories exhibit aseptic process validation range at PHSS event

29 May 12

Cherwell Laboratories, specialists in products for environmental monitoring and the validation of sterilisation processes, will be exhibiting at the Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Sciences Society (PHSS), Aseptic Services Pharmacy Training Course on the 13th June.
Cherwell Laboratories

How pharma firms can make best use of their ‘big data’

28 May 12

There has never been so much data in the world as there is now - how can pharmaceutical companies make sense of these increasing volumes of data, both for marketing and regulatory purposes? Stephen Dunnigan of business intelligence firm MicroStrategy looks at how technology can help unlock the potential of big data.
Stephen Dunnigan

Keeping on the cutting edge of Pharmaceutical webcasting

24 May 12

As both social media and webcasting continue to evolve at a rapid rate the pharmaceutical sector continues to innovate and evolve the ways in which it communicates to diverse and geographically spread audiences.
Jake Ward, Business Development Director, Groovy Gecko

Optimising Early Phase Oncology Clinical Trials in the EU

22 May 12

Oncology products dominate the global therapeutics market, and are on course to reach an estimated €56 billion in sales by 2015. While cultural differences in approaches to treatment and research into cancer undoubtedly exist between countries, investigators throughout the European Union have adopted similar approaches to the rigorous evaluations of novel oncology treatments in Phase I clinical trials. But such trials are not conducted without reference to a number of considerations.
Jane Bentley, Ph.D., Vice President, Oncology Division, Novella Clinical

Why the Healthcare Industry Needs an Effective Strategic Talent Management Plan

22 May 12

In a fast growing healthcare sector- healthcare HR has to answer to critical demands that other industries do not face. From complying with very tight government regulation and processes to the need to ensure staff competence, more and more healthcare organizations are implementing talent management and workforce planning solutions to answer to the ever-increasing demands of the field
Steve Williams

SaaS in the Regulatory Content Space: It’s the New Black!

21 May 12

Gone are the days of highly customized, heavy footprint technologies with complex, over-engineered work streams. The Regulatory industry is looking for a kinder, gentler solution that doesn’t require teams of support personnel to install and validate a software update.
Monique Garrett, Vice President, Global Strategy

Assessing the Landscape for Personalized Medicine

21 May 12

In complex therapeutic areas such as oncology, thought leaders have long sought improvements to lengthy trials, hit-or-miss treatments and soaring research costs.
Scott Vogelsberg of Datatrial

The ticking time bomb of older workers

15 May 12

Until 1st October 2011, most businesses adopted the default National Retirement Age (NRA) of 65 for their staff. Under the then law, employers had the right to retire employees at 65, provided they followed the statutory retirement procedures.
Marc Jones, Employment Partner, Turbervilles Solicitors

What does a Pharmaceutical Sales person do?

11 May 12

If you are a person who has a knack for convincing others to follow your lead and you have a special curiosity in the sciences, you could be the perfect candidate for a career in pharmaceutical sales. A positive, proactive attitude and a fierce determination to succeed are all important qualities in pharmaceutical sales.
AHealthCareer.co.uk

What does a Pharmacist do?

11 May 12

If the world of pharmaceuticals is a fascinating one for you, particularly understanding the nature of medicines, metabolism and drug interactions, then a career in pharmacy may be a solid match for you.
AHealthCareer.co.uk

What is a Brand Manager?

11 May 12

Pharmaceutical brand managers have the task of bringing success to a brand's lifecycle. Every brand has this lifecycle – where it is introduced to the market before it eventually 'dies' out. People who work in this role will want to make that brand as successful as possible while extending its lifecycle as much as they can to get more profits out of the drug.
AHealthCareer.co.uk

What does a Health Economist Do?

09 May 12

Health economics is one of those rapidly growing fields that links up business with health care. A health economist has a unique passion for using their knowledge of economics by applying it to a variety of challenges in health and medicine. As the population continues to grow, the demand for quality and cost-effective health care similarly grows, leaving careers in health economics vital to sustaining our health care system
AHealthCareer.co.uk

Hitting the target: IntelliCap provides reliable and accurate regional drug delivery

01 May 12

Medimetrics, recently certified to ISO 13485, has successfully developed the IntelliCap system, specifically designed to target delivery of small molecule drugs and biologics to the GI tract. The technology is capable of achieving controlled release of drugs to specific GI sites in a fast, cost-effective and convenient manner (Shimizu et al., 2008).
Michael Crawford

Global Branding Ultimatum 2012

10 Apr 12

Why is Facebook on its way to become a $100 billion dollar enterprise? Because, the corporate world is very comfortable with ‘predictability driven marketing’ surrounded by ‘search based social mediums’ expects ‘click based’ returns on investments and believes in 247/365 multidirectional expansion while rest of the world loves the freedom to engage online.
Naseem Javed

Wherever you are in your career, ICR can take you further

28 Mar 12

If you want to go further in your clinical research career, the Institute of Clinical Research (ICR) can help. We provide training, analysis and discussion of the issues facing clinical research today, and opportunities for widening your professional network. Join ICR today, and benefit from all these resources straight away, many of them at specially discounted rates.
ICR

First ever study to modify progression of knee osteoarthritis

28 Mar 12

Strontium ranelate (Protelos ®) reduced structural progression of osteoarthritis (OA) in knee joints by one third, finds an international phase III study. The trial, presented at the European Congress of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (IOF-ECCEO) meeting in Bordeaux, France, 21 to 24 March, 2012, is the first study ever to have demonstrated a disease modifying effect in OA, with additional benefits shown for pain, function and mobility.
Janet Fricker

Boyes Turner: April Changes 2012

28 Mar 12

Here’s what employers have to look forward to in the coming month hopefully along with some much needed sunny spring weather!
Jim Golby

Engineering skills hardest to find, says Hays

21 Mar 12

Engineering and sales skills top the list of those in most demand, according to employer feedback canvassed for the 2012 Hays Salary Guide.
Kathy Lou, Marketing Manager of Hays in China

Love Parks Week 21-29 July 2012

15 Mar 12

Research proves that green spaces are restorative and therapeutic; they provide a relief from stress, a place for peace, a place for exercise, and a place to create connections with other people in our community.
Kelly Caulfield, Marketing & Communications

Top ten global skills shortages

14 Mar 12

Financial and budgetary, IT and green skills top the list of ten skills that Hays’ global offices and clients commonly identify as being in greatest demand. “Talent shortages are a global problem,” said Simon Lance, Regional Director of Hays in China. “We operate in 31 countries and these skills are the ones that our clients globally say are in most demand. For anyone considering their career options in our globalised economy, these are the skills to focus on.
Kathy Lou, Marketing Manager of Hays in China

Employment law update - what’s on the horizon for 2012?

27 Feb 12

This year is another bumper year for employment law changes. In this article we consider the key changes for employers in 2012, planned changes to Employment Tribunal practice and procedure and what changes are still in the pipeline.
Boyes Turner

Name Brand Positioning & Market Domination

16 Feb 12

Suddenly, perfect storms are developing on the global branding fronts; the top of the agenda is now ‘naming’ of the brands itself and how will the names survive the rapid changes of massive digitalization of social media where such name identities reside and skate to catch customers via global cyber branding.
Nassem Javed

Market Domination via Name Identity

27 Jan 12

The boardroom agendas must raise some of these questions. What are the specific tactical options available for the organization at this stage? What are the hot buttons on name evaluation for national or global cyber name branding? What are the key steps to get current name identity ahead of competitors on fast track basis? What are the new digital platforms for mass-customer-acquisition? What are the methodical steps to market domination via name identity?
Naseem Javed

Protecting you and your staff on the road

24 Jan 12

Many employers will agree with David Cameron, that a decade of Health and Safety rules and regulations intended to protect people, have in fact simply overwhelmed businesses with extra red tape.
Boyes Turner

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