Employee engagement and nurturing talent in pharma

PME Pharmaceutical Market Europe March 2017

You won’t generally find PME issues following a particular theme each month – there’s simply too much interesting ground to cover in the magazine for that.

Nevertheless, as each issue coalesces there are often common strands across different features and such seemed the case with March’s PME, which contains a nice chunk of ‘careers’ content.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Looking like a true survivor?

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Predictions of the death of print have been around for while, but there’s nothing like walking into a really well-stocked newsagents to make you consider the medium anew.

As newspapers like the New York Times take a leaf out of the magazine playbook and indie-published titles flourish, it’s no wonder there are suggestions 2017 could mark another turning point in print’s fortunes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Happy talking (and texting)

Mobile phone by Dominik Syka

It’s easy to over-estimate the ubiquity of the smartphone and its capabilities, not least in the UK where 81% of adults were last year estimated to have one.

But the global picture is one of much more variety and, according to a recent report, almost half of mobile phone users are happy to use their devices as, well, mobile telephones. Read the rest of this entry »

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Google continues to up its translation game

Google Word Lens online language translation app

I’ve been learning Bengali off and on for over ten years now and am, unsurprisingly, always on the look-out for digital tools to help me with the language.

Despite it being the seventh most spoken language in the world, it’s not the easiest task, with on- and offline Bengali resources being few and far between.

So, although it’s probably years away from being available in my chosen language, I was nonetheless taken by the recent expansion of Google Translate’s Word Lens to Japanese. Read the rest of this entry »

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Stability and change

PME Pharmaceutical Market Europe pharma magazine March 2017In this month’s issue of PME magazine we balance the changes that are already the theme of 2017 with some much needed stability in the form of a look at family-owned or foundation-run pharmaceutical companies.

Such European businesses include Germany’s Boehringer Ingelheim, Italy’s Chiesi and Denmark’s LEO Pharma, whose president and CEO Gitte Aabo talked to us about playing the long game and how this sees it through times of boom and bust. Read the rest of this entry »

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Science to meet art at Science Gallery London

Science Gallery London

At almost 310 metres high The Shard is the tallest building in the capital, towering over its London neighbours in Southwark.

One of those in its shadow is the site for what will become Science Gallery London, an exhibition and performance space that, from 2018, hopes to connect scientific researchers, students, local communities and artists. Read the rest of this entry »

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Google is still aiming high with Google+

Flickr Google logo Keso sIt’s hard to imagine now, but at its launch Google+ was seriously considered as a rival for Facebook, though, given the ubiquity of Facebook and Twitter, it’s perhaps just as hard for some to remember Google+ exists.

In a recent study of US teenagers’ social media habits (where Instagram is vying with Facebook as the most popular platform) Google+ didn’t even register, and that’s far from being the only study in which it did not feature. Read the rest of this entry »

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