The FDA Group’s CEO, Nick Capman, sits down with Mark Shapiro, a Partner with biopharmaceutical consulting firm Pharma Initiatives, to discuss outsourcing and insourcing models in the current clinical R&D environment, and what to consider when selecting the right model or mix of models for a project.
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Mark is widely recognized as an expert on the business of clinical research and is frequently quoted in the press, including Outsourcing Pharma, PharmaVoice, and CenterWatch. His comments have also been featured in the New York Times and Raleigh News & Observer on topics pertaining to the business of drug development. His focus at Pharma Initiatives is growth and innovation strategies in clinical research, development, and medical affairs. He has led strategic planning, growth, and change management initiatives at many pharmaceutical, biotech, and clinical research organizations.
Prior to joining Pharma Initiatives, Mark was SVP, Operations at a global CRO, where he was responsible for an operations team of about 500 drug development professionals in more than 30 countries, and a portfolio of more than 100 active clinical trials. He was previously a management consultant at Campbell Alliance in the Clinical Development and Medical Affairs Practice, where he worked with many global CROs and biopharma companies on R&D innovation strategy. Mark is a pharmacologist, holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and has received numerous certifications in clinical research, regulatory affairs, and healthcare management.
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