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8Feb/110

Funding Initiatives and Analytical Applications.

As promised, here is the full summary and video transcript of my recent interview with Dr. Gregory Weiss.

Feel free to submit follow-up questions or start a discussion.

If you want to contribute to an upcoming interview or suggest someone as a candidate because of interesting thought-leading work, please contact us or leave a comment here!

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8Feb/110

Trends in Translational Research.

Gregory Weiss was kind enough to take a few moments out of his Saturday morning to fill me in on some of the ground-breaking research he is doing at his UCI lab.

This particular clip is about his upcoming keynote remark at the Cambridge Health Institute conference, Therapeutic Approaches to Cancer Therapeutics. I will have the whole interview up soon. But for now, enjoy this!

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4Feb/110

Input in Action.

Thank you for the ongoing feedback. We are always growing, learning, and evolving. We appreciate hearing about how you think we might be able to do things a little bit better.

Today's update is regarding the library section of the main site. We've organized it into particular portals, organized by specific verticals that are of focus and interest to us. This was a change mandated by end-user input. Thanks for making our site easier to navigate and more engaging. We will continue to listen and implement your suggestions.

Check it out!

We have more changes in the pipeline and will update you here, as it happens!

Posted by Jeff

3Feb/110

Evolution

It's not like we just throw up a static web page. Our content creation initiatives are always changing, improving, evolving. And that's always based on end-user input. We pair your thoughts with out strengths and our diverse network of key opinion leaders to deliver the most cutting-edge information and technology tools in verticals of particular focus.

We do our best to engage with you, but as I said, it's a work in progress. Let us know how we can do better, please.

To help increase engagement, we're adding comment forms at the end of each new interview. You should feel encouraged to submit your thoughts, or even a follow-up question, and we'll find an answer on your behalf.

Check it out here, and here.

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2Feb/110

Health Biz India

I was lucky to get a great picture of the rapidly growing healthcare scene in India in my recent correspondence with Jayata Sharma, the Editor-in-Chief of Health Biz India.

As we've seen mentioned before, it was emphasized again that key opinion leaders are absolutely critical to progress and understanding of market conditions within India.

Inform yourself about Indian healthcare's first B2B news portal. Read this interview.

1Feb/110

Common Hurdles.

Here in Canada, we often hear about a potentially-crippling void of innovation. Closer inspection indicates that it isn't for lack of research. In fact, it's a sub-par commercialization process that is culpable for the dropped ball.

This is of course a common theme, but I was surprised to hear it mentioned to me by Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, the Managing Director of India's largest biotechnology company, Biocon. "Scientist entrepreneurs are few and far between - what challenges our scientists in advancing their research into businesses?"

And as all our research is guided by primary interactions with stakeholders, so this will be the guiding question, over the course of the next few interviews. Stay tuned for step-by-step examples of entrepreneurs who have commercialized their developments.

31Jan/110

Looking Way Ahead.

I encourage you to check out this exclusive interview. It is available to watch free on-demand. There is also a written summary if you want to get the goods quickly. I am especially excited about this conversation. I really enjoyed speaking with Vivek Shukla. His thoughts on success are an encouragement for anyone interested in self-improvement.

Going forward, based on user-input and our own intuition, this is likely the format we are going to stick with. We have improved the audio quality, and made the interview accessible for free, on-demand. There is also a Youtube clip to provide a rapid glimpse at what the entire interview holds.

We really appreciate getting input and feedback from our active users. Thanks for engaging with us. We will continue to integrate your preferences.

Posted by Jeff

28Jan/110

Value-Added Generics

I appreciate your patience in bearing with me in the last few weeks. As you undoubtedly know, I've been busy populating the library section of the main site. I am making a lot of progress, and there is even more in the pipeline.

One of the challenges has been ensuring high-quality audio. Much to my initial dismay, the sound-quality suffered on the first few recordings. For enduring this, I am grateful. After much experimentation I have found a methodology for getting things online relatively quickly and at high-fidelity.

I'm also picking out parts that I thought were of particular value. Here's a clip from Atul Sharma, talking about the importance of innovation in value-added generics.

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27Jan/110

Achieving Buy-In

I spoke with Vivek Shukla about his astounding success in pharmaceutical business strategy in India, over the last 12 years.

We talked about this success philosophy, how to leverage human capital, and how to get buy-in from stakeholders. I am working on getting the entire interview up on the main site as quickly as possible. But for now here's a little trailer. I asked Vivek what the biggest challenge was when it came to getting buy-in and alignment of vision. Enjoy!

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26Jan/110

Distribution Hurdles.

I caught up with Tushar Barad, Owner of Applied Biosciences, based in Mumbai, to ask him about some of the challenges and successes in his role. I'm editing the interview into bite-size portions, for now. I will compile on a page in the main site, but wanted to publish these wise words as quickly as possible. Here is the first excerpt. I hope you enjoy, as always, please leave your comments.

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