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A Biotech Manager's Handbook by M Hopkins, M O'Neill

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The bioscience sector: challenges and opportunities

Michael O’Neill and Michael Hopkins

Abstract.

Initially a term used to describe an emerging set of technologies, ‘biotech’ has become shorthand for a large part of the life science industry, a distinct sub-sector of smaller companies with their own culture and dynamics. Managing smaller companies requires a different skill set from that needed to succeed in academia or in larger pharmaceutical companies and the needs of this first group that our book aims to address. Knowledge of the greater landscape is essential to locate one’s own company successfully in this ecosystem. This opening chapter to A Biotech Managers Handbook provides an accessible, informal, but well-informed overview ...

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