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Just for staffed on a project for my first life sciences client. Know nothing about the industry. Any suggested resources that I can use for industry knowledge? Or key things to google lol?

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If commercial, start with supply chain, flow of money, products viewed through the lens of the key players (patient, payer, provider, manufacturer), data sources and metrics available. This is general advice. I don't know enough of what you will be working on. Sorry, I know I haven't provided links to resources. ZS has a lot of onboarding material for this industry sector, so I didn't save too many links for the basics. You can either try to check internally within your firm or just search the web.

What is the nature of the project?

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Em 1 - drug launch

Op, that’s still pretty broad. I assume you’re speaking from a commercial perspective (vs distribution, etc). Is it strategic or launch management/PMO? In either case, I suggest learning about the client, portfolio, and asset in detail, competition, pricing and access landscape, etc

It is launch management and the processes that go along with that

That’s helpful. There’s a lot to learn. Start with the product and therapeutic area. Look at publications and case studies from other firms on successful drug launches - IMS, ZS, Campbell/inventiv, etc. Subscribe to Fierce and Endpoints

Thank you!

How you holding up op?

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