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After the Conference: Four Fundamental Follow-Throughs

Conferences are all-important opportunities for in-person conversations with investors, partners, prospects and others. Gearing up, scheduling meetings and ensuring up-to-date materials can absorb a lot of bandwidth in advance of the conference itself. However, unless you commit to spending an equal amount of time after the conference to follow through, the time spent up front…

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And the Winner is…. The Value of Awards

Did you watch the Academy Awards?  Regardless, I bet you know that Moonlight (eventually) won best picture and Emma Stone won best actress.   While accepting a health science award may not offer the same red carpet experience and drama, the opportunity for recognition is one that should not be overlooked.  As such, we recommend life and…

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So Many Data Slides, So Little Time

We see a lot of scientific data slides – data on animal studies, MOAs, clinical data and more. Alas, with so many data slides, the impact can get subsumed. Audiences are interested in the underlying science or clinical trials, but they’re also interested in the overarching story – what is the problem being solved, why…

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How and When to Build a Board: A Primer for Health & Science Emerging Companies

How many people, when to recruit and what kind of strategy?  It depends. That’s the only answer that applies across all health science emerging companies considering formation of a board.  Board directors serve a variety of roles: they provide strategic decision-making; set operational and performance metrics for the company; provide access to capital; and provide…

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Three Tips to Start the New Year

Starting the new year off right is important. Here are three tips to keep you on track through 2017: Strategize for the upcoming year. With so many conferences happening worldwide, this is the time to plan which one(s) are right for your company this year. These are great opportunities to connect with appropriate audiences and…

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10 Top J.P. Morgan Survival Tips

Start now.  Start reaching out to those you want to meet with, with an up-to-date message and an appropriate presentation. Spread the net wide.  Extend your reach and target 20% new names.  Not sure how you’ll find them?  Try meet.bio – a dedicated platform for those who plan to be in San Francisco. Check your…

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Paper or Pixels? We’ll Take Both Please

It’s one thing to be environmentally conscious, but another to give an Investor Relations presentation without offering any type of hard copy collateral. In a move to “go green,” some are choosing to offer USB sticks, others are simply not handing out any material at all. But this is a mistake. The hand-out need not…

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LHS IR Spot – Managing an IR Database: FOMO vs. TMI

FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is real in the IR business. Did you miss a Boston investor who asked for a 1:1 the next time you’re in town? Did you forget that great question asked by a San Francisco-based analyst? But try to capture too much intelligence, and you wind up with TMI (Too Much…

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Not so Fast: Using a Media Embargo for Enhanced Coverage

In this age of “always on” media coverage, it’s interesting to review the use of the “not so fast” media embargo. For those unfamiliar with this methodology, a media embargo involves sending a press release to a reporter “under embargo.” The reporter agrees not to write on the news before it is distributed across the…

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Scenario Analysis Planning for Phase III Results

3 Scenarios, 2 Months, 1 Message   Phase III data lock in sight? Your internal scenario analysis starts now. That’s three scenarios, two months in advance, one unified message. The three scenarios may be overwhelming efficacy, modest efficacy and insufficient efficacy. Each scenario analysis should consider the primary endpoint data, preliminary views, interpretation of the…

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