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ADDRESSING THE BOARDROOM GENDER GAP

10 Sep 12

The issue of gender balance within UK boards has moved quickly up the business agenda following last year’s Davies Report. Lord Davies’ Women on Boards report outlined the benefits that a mixed board brings in terms of skills and different perspectives and recommended that a minimum of 25% of FTSE 100 board members should be female by 2015.
Nick Stephens

OCTOBER 2012 AND BEYOND – WHAT CHANGES COULD WE EXPECT?

07 Sep 12

Despite many pledges from Government to change the employment law landscape, this October’s legislative programme is a relatively quiet one for employment lawyers and employers.
Jim Golby

Secrets to becoming an employer of choice revealed

28 Aug 12

Becoming an employer of choice is vital to attract and retain staff especially given the current climate of increased competition for talent and employees, according to recruiting experts Hays in China.
Kathy Lou, Marketing Manager of Hays in China

Digital marketing: the road to 2020

08 Aug 12

Digital marketing in the pharmaceutical & healthcare industry is reaching boiling point. After six or seven years of interest, it’s going mainstream – and instead of “should we go digital?”, pharma & healthcare companies are now asking “how do we do it successfully?”. We think the next seven years, leading up to 2020, will be crucial in this endeavour.
Pharmiweb Solutions

HOLIDAY AND SICKNESS

07 Aug 12

This case is part of a series of UK and European decisions on the issue of holiday and sickness absence and how domestic law (in the form of the Working Time Regulations 1998 (“WTR”)) interacts with EU case and legislative law.
Jim Golby

The Kingdom of Dot Com

01 Aug 12

At the start of the Internet and the first ever internet domain name boom, why has ‘dot com’ become the king and not ‘dot net’?
Naseem Javed

Could Science Help Diabetes Patients Become Their Own Insulin Donors?

17 Jul 12

What if a diabetes patient’s own cells—taken from his or her own adult tissue—could be made to create insulin, secreting the compound whenever needed? This specific type of cell therapy is a form of what has been called “autologous cell replacement.”
Janet Vasquez

Sunlight and vitamin D findings may help understanding of autoimmune diseases

17 Jul 12

Aberdeen scientists have demonstrated for the first time a clear link between sunlight, vitamin D and an impact on regulatory cells in the immune system in findings that might provide new insights into diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS).
UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

The long game

16 Jul 12

Effective regulatory information management (Reg IM) is about so much more than compliance – or it could be, if only pharma organisations were tuned in to the wider commercial advantages. Yet, according to a recent survey, only 20% of life sciences companies have so far fully implemented a formal Reg IM strategy. Adam Sherlock, director at CSC Life Sciences, expresses his surprise
Adam Sherlock - Director, CSC Life Sciences

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

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