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Billy Boyle – BioLeader Interview

Billy Boyle BioLeader Interview - Billy Boyle, Chief Executive Officer, Owlstone Medical (January 2022) Billy Boyle is an engineering graduate from the University of Cambridge. He is one of the original co-founders of Owlstone Inc, spun out of Cambridge in 2004 with the goal of developing the applications of field asymmetric ion mobility spectroscopy (FAIMS). Billy started to focus on the medical applications of FAIMS technology after his wife, Kate, was diagnosed and later died of colon cancer as a result of a late diagnosis. He worked closely with clinical partners who integrated FAIMS technology across a broad spectrum [...]

By |26 January 2022|Categories: BioLeaders|0 Comments

Neelam Patel – BioLeader Interview

Neelam Patel BioLeader Interview - Neelam Patel, Chief Executive Officer MedCity (January 2022) Neelam is CEO of MedCity, the life sciences cluster organisation for London, which plays a pivotal role in bridging industry, NHS and academia to boost innovation and economic growth. Neelam’s extensive experience spans the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. She has worked with the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industries, the European Innovative Medicines Initiative and collaborated with NHS England, NICE and Public Health England. Neelam regularly supports companies with R&D, advising on the UK regulatory and access landscape, and is actively working to shape delivery of [...]

By |12 January 2022|Categories: BioLeaders|0 Comments

How to Eliminate Hiring Process Inefficiencies

As formerly rock-solid revenue streams dry up, many life sciences companies are paying closer than ever scrutiny to operating costs. With people costs one of the greatest, pressure is on the human resources team to prove its value. In this article, Tom Bradley discusses how the hiring process can be sharpened up, leading to improved accountability and clarity of HR’s value to the business.Rationalisation, leverage of scale, consolidation, efficiencies: this is the ‘new normal’ for the global pharmaceutical industry. Whether it’s grappling with so-called patent cliffs, price cuts and reimbursement restrictions, increasing regulation, competition from generic manufacturers – perhaps even [...]

By |09 December 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

When Talent Acquisition and Business Strategies Align – The Steps to High Performance

When companies complain that they can’t find enough good people, the cause, in my view, is most likely to be deep-rooted and centered on a misalignment between the strategic goals of the business and the efforts of the company’s talent acquisition professionals. In this article, I outline the approach I took as a talent acquisition leader at Pfizer and offer some ideas that you can implement right away. But before I do, here are four breakthrough ideas to bridge the gap. Earn a Seat at the Table The root causes for the misalignment between people and business goals are [...]

By |10 November 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Helen Slaski – BioLeader Interview

Helen Slaski BioLeader Interview - Helen Slaski, Chief Executive Officer Cambridge Science Centre (October 2021) Qualifying as a Pharmacist from London School of Pharmacy (now UCL) and specialising in Pharmaceutical Engineering Sciences, I started my working career with GSK in operations management, moving to international production support and subsequently as Executive Assistant to the Group Technical Director.   Escaping to complete an MBA at London Business School, I have since had forays into strategic consultancy, newspaper and magazine publishing, FMCG manufacturing, medical device design and development and an organisation of international language schools. I was thrilled to join Cambridge Science [...]

By |20 October 2021|Categories: BioLeaders|0 Comments

Fiona Nielsen – BioLeader Interview

Fiona Nielsen BioLeader Interview - Fiona Nielsen, Chief Operating Officer at o2h Technology (October 2021) Fiona Nielsen is the Chief Operating Officer at o2h Technology, the software services arm of o2h Group. The o2h Technology team of expert engineers are specialised in building web and mobile app MVPs for start-ups primarily in life sciences, health tech and green tech. Fiona got her degrees in computer science and bioinformatics in Denmark and the Netherlands. She moved to Cambridge to specialise in genomics and next-generation sequencing, working for Illumina. She left Illumina to found the charity DNAdigest and the company Repositive [...]

By |06 October 2021|Categories: BioLeaders|0 Comments

Alex Leech – BioLeader Interview

Alex Leech BioLeader Interview - Alex Leech, Chair at 2N Pharma, Company Builder and CEO (September 2021) An experienced company creator and CEO with a successful track record. Key milestones in your career journey to date? As CEO, raising $82m in 2020 for Alchemab, which we built in 16 months from a standing start; as a result of having a world-class team and a great concept.  This and our timing created a great UK company and strong investment opportunity. Leading Creabilis between 2015-2017, as CEO; with the remit to exit; during which we explored listing and ultimately sold the [...]

By |15 September 2021|Categories: BioLeaders|0 Comments

Barbara Domayne-Hayman – BioLeader Interview

Barbara Domayne-Hayman BioLeader Interview - Barbara Domayne-Hayman, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at The Francis Crick Institute and Board Director (August 2021) I am a company builder and deal-maker in biotech, who has successfully transitioned from working in large organisations to an entrepreneurial environment and mindset. I want to make a real contribution to society through the commercialisation of new science. I also have a passion for opera and playing the harp and piano. Key milestones in your career journey to date? I received amazing support from my parents to pursue whatever career route I chose - which was initially a difficult decision [...]

By |18 August 2021|Categories: BioLeaders|0 Comments

Dr. David Atkins – BioLeader Interview

Dr. David Atkins BioLeader Interview - Dr. David Atkins, CEO Congenica (August 2021) Accomplished global healthcare leader with strong emerging markets experience in a broad range of medical device sectors and specialty clinical services. Expertise includes clinical and molecular diagnostics, anatomic pathology, wound management, minimally invasive and general surgery, orthopaedics, sterilisation, aesthetics and cellular diagnostics. Business leadership Internationally in US, Canada, EU, Emerging Markets (Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America). Start-up ventures, turnaround and high-growth enterprise expertise. Broad functional expertise in sales and marketing, R&D pipeline, product development, QRC and operations and business development. Key milestones in your career [...]

By |11 August 2021|Categories: BioLeaders|0 Comments

Dr. Kevin Pojasek – BioLeader Interview

Dr. Kevin Pojasek BioLeader Interview - Dr. Kevin Pojasek, CEO Enara Bio (July 2021) Dr. Pojasek is a biotech executive with nearly 20 years’ experience founding and leading companies in the US and UK. Dr. Pojasek is currently President and CEO of Enara Bio, as well as Founder and Director of Catamaran Bio and Venture Partner for SV Health Investors. Prior to joining SV, Dr. Pojasek was Chief Strategy and Business Officer and a member of the executive leadership team at Immunocore Ltd. Prior to joining Immunocore, Dr. Pojasek was President, Chief Executive Officer of Quartet Medicine, a company [...]

By |28 July 2021|Categories: BioLeaders|0 Comments
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