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Project Director, Affiliate Strategy
Project Director, Affiliate Strategy

Project Director, Affiliate Strategy at UCSF Continue Reading

12/9/2022


At Ease: CCM Webinar Explores How to Simplify the Partner Experience
At Ease: CCM Webinar Explores How to Simplify the Partner Experience

If your company is easy to deal with as a partner, you're more likely to deliver great results and attract new employees, partners, and customers. So how do you simplify the partner experience? Phil Sack explained in the latest Collaborative Connection Monthly webinar and roundtable. Continue Reading

by Jon Lavietes
12/8/2022


Guest Post: What’s Keeping Alliance Managers Up at Night?
Guest Post: What’s Keeping Alliance Managers Up at Night?

A recent ASAP Roundtable surveyed biopharma alliance managers from around the Asia Pacific region on the most pressing issues they face. Managing stakeholders, finding talent, and ensuring good governance topped the list. But the APAC partnering boom highlighted some regional specifics too. Continue Reading

by Jan Twombly
12/6/2022


In Partners We Trust: ASAP Webinar Breaks Down the Importance of Having Faith in Your Collaborators
In Partners We Trust: ASAP Webinar Breaks Down the Importance of Having Faith in Your Collaborators

Trust is the foundation of any alliance. You need to build it between and within partner organizations early, and work hard to maintain it over time. Because once it's gone, so goes your alliance, in all likelihood, as was explained in ASAP's latest webinar. Continue Reading

by Jon Lavietes
12/1/2022


Associate Director - Alliance Management
Associate Director - Alliance Management

Associate Director - Alliance Management at Gilead Continue Reading

11/30/2022


Director -- Alliance Management
Director -- Alliance Management

Director - Alliance Management at Gilead Continue Reading

11/30/2022


Sr Manager, Alliance Management
Sr Manager, Alliance Management

Senior Manager, Alliance Management at Eisai Continue Reading

11/30/2022


Amazing Discoveries: Takeda Showcases Tips for Partnerships at the Earliest Clinical Stages
Amazing Discoveries: Takeda Showcases Tips for Partnerships at the Earliest Clinical Stages

In discovery-phase alliances, alliance managers need to have their eyes on the big picture and broader company strategy when working with scientists who are often too narrowly focused on short-term objectives. Three Takeda executives explained in an 2022 ASAP BioPharma Conference presentation. Continue Reading

by Jon Lavietes
11/29/2022


Big Companies, Big Stakes: How to Make Big Pharma “Mega Collaborations” Work
Big Companies, Big Stakes: How to Make Big Pharma “Mega Collaborations” Work

Caroline Rader, Chris Black, Ken Marran, and Ryan Lenox brought ASAP BioPharma Conference took attendees behind the curtain of Merck's Big-Pharma-to-Big-Pharma alliances, which are responsible for major multibillion-dollar, market-moving drug candidates. Continue Reading

by Jon Lavietes
11/22/2022


Alliance and BD Manager
Alliance and BD Manager

Alliance and BD Manager at Boston Children's Hospital Continue Reading

11/17/2022


Communications: “Job Number One” for Alliance Managers
Communications: “Job Number One” for Alliance Managers

Communication is "job number one." Alliance manager are “communications cops” who function as “communications central,” making sure internal and partner stakeholders receive and deliver critical information pertaining to the partnership in a timely manner. Continue Reading

by Jon Lavietes
11/16/2022


Beyond the Bermuda Triangle: Concrete Measures to Handle the Intangibles That Can Sink an Alliance
Beyond the Bermuda Triangle: Concrete Measures to Handle the Intangibles That Can Sink an Alliance

Jim Mullen of Editas Medicine delivered tips on dealing with “the Bermuda Triangle of contract issues”—decision rights, dispute resolution, and termination—in his ASAP BioPharma Conference keynote. When conflict arises, get agreement on the facts, but don't require a consensus decision. Continue Reading

by Jon Lavietes
11/10/2022