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From BigCo to TinyCo: How to Succeed at a Pint-Sized Company

Over at In the Pipeline, Derek Lowe has a post about a career issue: what happens when someone from a large biotech or pharma suddenly winds up at a very small company? Lowe says that hurdles include no longer having direct reports (that can be a challenge when it comes to looking for another job) and not having access to the kind of fancy equipment and technology platforms that are commonplace at very large companies. Still, Lowe believes heading to a small company can be a good move: "All in all, you’ve most likely got a better chance of having your fingerprints on a clinical candidate than you did back at BigCo, so make the most of it," he writes.


The Scan

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