Browse previous issues of Ashton Tweed Connection, our monthly email newsletter for life sciences professionals — for job candidates and companies seeking talent.
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Ashton Tweed Connection, Spring 2013
In this month's feature, Baruch Ben Dor, PhD — President & CEO of InfraScan Inc. — talks about the ups and downs he has experienced in developing and commercializing a medical device in today's tumultuous economic environment.
Ashton Tweed Connection, Fall 2012
In this month's feature, Donna L. Tempel PhD, MBA — President and CEO of Drais Pharmaceuticals, Inc. — discusses Drais' new virtual biotech business model, as well as shares her personal insights as to what it takes to be successful in pharma today. Plus, we provide 6 quick tips to help you use your business cards more effectively in Networking Tips.
Ashton Tweed Connection, Summer 2012
In this month's feature, Dr. Warren Cooper — former President and CEO of Prism Pharmaceuticals, Inc. — shares insights on the key strategies needed to successfully develop a new drug in today's market environment. Plus, we provide 7 tips for effective online networking in Networking Tips.
Ashton Tweed Connection, April 2012
In this issue, we announce the launch of Ashton Tweed's new life sciences recruiting service, BioPortUSA. Plus, Nick Spring — cofounder, president, and CEO of Rainbow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. — shares his secrets for success in today's evolving pharmaceutical industry in this month's feature. We also provide 6 quick tips for writing great networking letters in Networking Tips.
Ashton Tweed Connection, February 2012
In this month's feature, Chris Cashman, Executive Chairman of Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., talks about the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship by sharing his own career experiences and insights. Plus, we highlight 10 of the top networking mistakes to avoid in Networking Tips.
Ashton Tweed Connection, December 2011
In this month's feature, Christopher Molineaux — President of Pennsylvania Bio — provides a Pennsylvania perspective on the current life sciences job market. Plus, we compiled 12 of the most frequently asked interview questions in Networking Tips to help you prepare for your next job interview.
Ashton Tweed Connection, October 2011
In this month's feature, Debbie Hart, President of BioNJ, gives us an update on the current and future outlook for job opportunities in the life sciences in the Garden State. Plus, we provide tips on how to make a great and memorable first impression in Networking Tips.
Ashton Tweed Connection, September 2011
In this month's feature, Jane Hollingsworth — co-founder and chief executive officer of the publicly traded specialty pharmaceutical company NuPathe — shared her insights on what it takes to succeed in the specialty pharmaceutical business today. Plus, we provide 6 vital tips to help you nail your next phone interview.
Ashton Tweed Connection, June 2011
In this month's feature, Hal Craig — Principal at Trout Creek Consulting, LLC — provides an overview of the commercial, post-approval supply chain and discusses when early stage drug companies should enter into supply chain contracts. Plus, we provide 3 key tips for getting involved with professional organizations.
Ashton Tweed Connection, May 2011
In this month's feature, Eric Langer — President and Managing Partner of BioPlan Associates, Inc. — shares results from a recent study that shows budgets for hiring in biopharmaceutical production operations are up dramatically this year. He also talks about where staff will likely be hired in biopharmaceutical production facilities, as well as top hiring challenges faced today. Plus, we provide 4 tips to help you effectively communicate your career accomplishments and get your resume to the top of the stack.
Ashton Tweed Connection, April 2011
In this month's feature, we provide three job-hunting tips that are key to success in today's tough career market. Plus, we share 10 great mobile apps that can help make networking easier when you're on the go.
Ashton Tweed Connection, March 2011
In this month's feature, Joseph Jackson, PhD — a veteran in the field of applied economics and outcomes research — shared his perspective on the growing role of Health Economics and Outcomes Research in the healthcare industry today. Plus, we provide some useful tips about some job search expenses you can and can't deduct on your taxes in Tax Tips.
Ashton Tweed Connection, February 2011
In this month's feature, CMC Regulatory Affairs career veteran Frederick A. "Simon" Golec, Jr., PhD, shares his insight on the most important CMC issues companies face today, as well as offers great advice for those considering a career in this area. Plus, we provide some useful tips to help you effectively "work a room" in this issue's Networking Tips.
Ashton Tweed Connection, January 2011
In this month's Networking Tips, we share six tips to help you take advantage of all the excellent networking opportunities available at professional conferences.
Ashton Tweed Connection, December 2010
In this month's feature, regulatory affairs expert Max Talbott, PhD, shares his insight on the current trends in pharmacovigilance. Plus, we discuss how you can help brand yourself as an expert and build networking connections through public speaking in this issue's Networking Tips.
Ashton Tweed Connection, November 2010
In this month's feature, President and Principal Consultant of Keystone Regulatory Services Bill McLain shares his insight and some regulatory strategy advice for pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Plus, we provide six quick tips to help you use Twitter to build your business network and augment your job search strategy in this issue's Networking Tips.
Ashton Tweed Connection, October 2010
In this month's feature, Stephen Chan — Director of Strategic Consulting, Reimbursement and Access Services at McKesson Specialty Care Solutions — suggests ways life sciences companies can help ensure appropriate reimbursement for their products at launch. Plus, we also discuss how authoring articles is great way to position yourself as an expert in this issue's Networking Tips.
Ashton Tweed Connection, September 2010
In this month's feature — "What Your Mother Never Told You about Job Hunting: 3 Tips to Help Differentiate Yourself from the Competition" — Ashton Tweed Partner Jordan Warshafsky offers three important tips to help you land your next career opportunity by differentiating yourself from the competition. Plus, we also share 6 tips for using Facebook for professional networking.
Ashton Tweed Connection, August 2010
In this month's feature — "Life Sciences Job Market in 2010: Current Trends and Future Outlook in Pennsylvania and New Jersey" — Debbie Hart, President of BioNJ, and Christopher Molineaux, President of Pennsylvania Bio, share their observations and insight about the markets they serve. Plus, we also share 5 common mistakes to avoid when attending networking meetings.
Ashton Tweed Connection, July 2010
In this month's feature — "Life Sciences Industry Thrives in Greater Philadelphia and New Jersey" — we highlight the major findings from a Milken Institute assessment of the Greater Philadelphia life sciences cluster, as well as preliminary results from a New Jersey biotech industry survey by BioNJ. Plus, we also share 5 tips for how to use LinkedIn as a networking tool.
Ashton Tweed Connection, June 2010
In this month's feature — "Lucrative New Biotech Tax Credit — Is Your Firm Eligible?" — we highlight what your company needs to know about this potentially huge financial opportunity. Plus, be sure to check out our Networking Tips, which includes a link to several relevant local networking events for life sciences professionals.