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Innovation Leadership in Drug Development

Thursday, April 25, 2019


A “sea change” in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries is leading established players to recruit a new type of drug-development leader, writes Witt/Kieffer's Jennifer Chase in BioProcess International. "Disruptive innovators are challenging established life-science companies to be nimbler, more creative, and more adept at applying new and emerging technologies. To spur creativity and entrepreneurship in research and development, smaller companies and Big Pharma corporations alike are recruiting leaders from different fields both inside and outside the life sciences. They want leaders who are comfortable pushing complex boundaries, who have emotional intelligence and soft skills, and who exercise vision and risk-taking in addition to their scientific knowledge."

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