BioBridges Unveils New Website

by Amy Steinberg Published Apr 24, 2017 Last updated Apr 25, 2017

BioBridges Unveils New Website

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Location:
BOSTON, MA

Date:
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

BioBridges, a Career Portfolio® Management company providing integrated services to the life sciences community, proudly announces the launch of a new, redesigned version of its website, www.biobridges.com. Key features of the site include a cleaner and more attractive design, a more engaging user experience, animation, and rich content designed for both BioBridges clients and professionals.

The site’s refreshed and simplified look, combined with enhanced content, and optimization for mobile devices allows site visitors to better interact with BioBridges and understand the mission of the organization – from the perspective of both clients and professionals. Blogs and interactive video deliver stories and news in an easily digestible format.

The new animation, Experience that Works®, features the benefits of the BioBridges Career Portfolio® Management model. Animated stories showcase the conscious choice exceptional professionals make to work for BioBridges, supporting clients’ programs to make an impact that matters.

As part of BioBridges’ objective to provide strategic and hands-on expertise to help growing pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies successfully achieve their clinical and business goals – visitors can now gain greater insights into the functional expertise that BioBridges professionals offer clients.

“The inspiration for the site’s design and content came directly from the powerful experiences our professionals and clients have shared with us over the years. The messaging is focused on bringing clarity to the conscious choice professionals make in growing their career through the work at BioBridges and what that impact means for our client programs,” said Jason Falchuk, Founding Partner. “As a Career Portfolio® Management company, we wanted a platform that highlights the importance of the work and outcomes of our professionals and clients within the life science industry.”

The new www.biobridges.com allows for more client and professional content, including blogs, news articles, animation, functional expertise, and leadership profiles.

About BioBridges

BioBridges helps exceptional pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device professionals pursue the work that inspires them. The company’s scalable Career Portfolio® Management model allows highly skilled professionals to focus on the work they are passionate about while collaborating with clients to advance science and produce therapies for patients who need them. For more information, please visit www.biobridges.com.

BioBridges Growth Recognized on Renowned Inc. 5000 List

by Sarah Bouy Published Mar 23, 2017 Last updated Mar 23, 2017

BioBridges Growth Recognized on Renowned Inc. 5000 List

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Location:
BOSTON, MA

Date:
Monday, August 24, 2015

BioBridges, a Career Portfolio™ Management company providing integrated services to the emerging life sciences community, proudly announces its debut on the annual Inc. 5000 list. BioBridges’ inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list was in recognition of an outstanding 3-Year growth of 107%, and 2014 revenue of $23M, with 100 jobs added.

A respected ranking of the top growing privately held companies in the nation, the Inc. 5000 serves as a comprehensive catalog of American entrepreneurial success. 

“Our continued growth is a reflection of the increasing marketplace demand for our provision of committed representation and integrated services.  BioBridges’ Career Portfolio™ Management model is an innovative and fluid approach allowing growing pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies to achieve their clinical and business goals,” said Jason Falchuk, Founding Partner. 

“Being included in a peer group of progressive and dynamic companies in the Inc. 5000 is an honor and a validation of the work BioBridges does to provide exceptional service,” said Jeff Souza, CEO and Partner. “We congratulate the other companies who have been recognized and thank Inc. magazine for building this platform.”

Inc. magazine began the Inc. 5000 in 2007 as an expansion of the Inc. 500, which premiered in 1982.  Percentage revenue growth is measured over a four-year period, and all candidates must be U.S.-based, privately held, and independent.  The list can be viewed in entirety at: www.inc.com/inc5000.

About BioBridges

Founded by industry veterans, BioBridges helps align exceptional life science professionals with the programs that need them.  The company’s scalable Career Portfolio Management™ model delivers the contributions necessary to advance science and produce breakthrough therapies. For more information, please visit www.biobridges.com.

BioBridges Promotes Jennifer Thayer, MA, EdM, MBA to Head, Medical Writing and Scientific Communications

by Sarah Bouy Published Mar 23, 2017 Last updated Mar 23, 2017

BioBridges Promotes Jennifer Thayer, MA, EdM, MBA to Head, Medical Writing and Scientific Communications

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Location:
BOSTON, MA

Date:
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

BioBridges, a Career Portfolio™ Management company providing integrated services to the emerging life sciences community, proudly announces the promotion of Jennifer Thayer, MA, EdM, MBA to Head of Medical Writing and Scientific Communications.  Thayer has over 19 years of experience leading individuals and teams across all functions in the development of regulatory, educational and strategic documents, to meet and exceed client corporate objectives. 

Thayer has led various functions for prominent organizations such as Biogen, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and Dyax Corp.  She brings extensive regulatory document writing and review experience, and a depth of expertise in developing and organizing

content for regulatory submissions. She is an expert in organizational management and strategies. Thayer also serves as an instructor at Boston University, School of Medicine and Metropolitan College.

“Jenny’s combined experience, leadership, and reputation in the industry are as impressive as the person she is,” said Jason Falchuk, Founding Partner. “Our longstanding relationship with Jenny began more than five years ago as a client who embraced the BioBridges model and used our company as an integrated extension of her organization to support them en route to their first new drug application. We were honored two years ago when Jenny chose us to represent and manage her career — where she is currently leading a program team on a submission for a long-time client.  Her dual experience, as both a BioBridges client and consultant, brings an incredible perspective that will have a tremendous impact on our programs and the community we serve.”

As head of Medical Writing and Scientific Communications, Thayer will continue to work with BioBridge’s clients to evaluate, understand, and strategically plan their medical writing and scientific communication program objectives. She will serve as a subject matter expert, working with BioBridges consultants across all aspects of medical writing and scientific communications.

“I’m thrilled to join the BioBridges team and to help our clients and consultants achieve their goals,” said Thayer. “As a former client, I came to value BioBridges’ unique business model — it works by creating and supporting the right relationships and opportunities for both clients and consultants, and fills a resourcing gap in our industry.  The BioBridges model provides the experience that works, precisely what is needed for all involved.”

About BioBridges
Founded by industry veterans, BioBridges helps align exceptional life science professionals with the programs that need them.  The company’s scalable Career Portfolio Management™ model delivers the contributions necessary to advance science and produce breakthrough therapies. For more information, please visit www.biobridges.com.

Maribel Rueda, BioBridges Team Member, Honored during Hispanic Heritage Month

by Sarah Bouy Published Mar 23, 2017 Last updated Apr 24, 2017

Maribel Rueda, BioBridges Team Member, Honored during Hispanic Heritage Month

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Location:
BOSTON, MA

Date:
Friday, October 30, 2015

BioBridges, a Career Portfolio™ Management company providing integrated services to the emerging life sciences community, proudly announces the recognition of team member Maribel Rueda by the Boston Renaissance Charter Public School during its Hispanic Heritage Month breakfast on October 26, 2015. 

Rueda was honored as an inspirational and influential member of the Hispanic community. As the mother of three with an autistic son, she noticed the dearth of autism

education and outreach within the Latino community. She volunteered as the Latino Media Chair for Autism Speaks, and is now the president and founder of Autism Geniuses of the World.

“I’m thrilled that Maribel is being honored,” said Jeff Souza, Chief Executive Officer and Partner, BioBridges. “Autism has impacted my own family, so her work really hits home on a personal level.  As an advocate, Maribel brings focus, determination, and experience to shine a light on autism within the Latino community.  We value and foster those qualities in our BioBridges consultants. We are heartened to see Maribel use her talent to help the autism community, as well as the life science community we serve.”

Maribel has been part of the BioBridges team for several years, contributing to multiple programs. Her work ethic, approachability, and commitment make her a highly successful, sought after expert in the life science space. 

“I was thrilled to participate in this event, raising awareness around autism in the Latino community,’ said Rueda. “As a life science professional, I’ve seen the immediate impact of early intervention with key therapies. That early diagnosis is often missed within the Latino community, where recognition of autism is less likely. I am determined to change that dynamic.”

About BioBridges

Founded by industry veterans, BioBridges helps align exceptional life science professionals with the programs that need them.  The company’s scalable Career Portfolio Management™ model delivers the contributions necessary to advance science and produce breakthrough therapies. For more information, please visit www.biobridges.com.

BioBridges Announces Significant Expansion

by Sarah Bouy Published Mar 23, 2017 Last updated Mar 23, 2017

BioBridges Announces Significant Expansion

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Location:
BOSTON, MA

Date:
Thursday, January 7, 2016

BioBridges, a Career Portfolio™ Management company providing integrated services to the emerging life sciences community, proudly announces 33% year over year top line growth in 2015, with revenue of over $31M. The evolving marketplace, BioBridges’ Career Portfolio™ Management model and streamlined online systems, plus the combined effort of over 200 team members in 20 different states all contributed to this remarkable gain.

BioBridges, which recently celebrated ten years in the life science industry, credits the success of its unique Career Portfolio™ Management model to the growing number of people who favor work-life integration, and who opt to define their career by the work that inspires them.

“Our gains are indicative of our commitment to the community that we serve.  BioBridges’ clients and consultants consciously choose us because of our proven and effective Career Portfolio™ management model,” said Jeff Souza, BioBridges CEO and partner.  “We are committed to serving as an extension of our client organizations, helping our clients and our consultants attain their professional goals. We foster connection, develop and maintain enduring relationships, and provide the experience that works™. Yes, the numbers indicate a great year—but we’ve also doubled our team, and many of our sponsor companies got their first FDA approvals. That’s what we celebrate today.”

About BioBridges

Founded by industry veterans, BioBridges helps align exceptional life science professionals with the programs that need them.  The company’s scalable Career Portfolio™ Management model delivers the contributions necessary to advance science and produce breakthrough therapies. For more information, please visit www.biobridges.com.

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BioBridges Supports Emily Quitzau’s Charter to Raise Funds and Awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

by Sarah Bouy Published Mar 23, 2017 Last updated Mar 23, 2017

BioBridges Supports Emily Quitzau’s Charter to Raise Funds and Awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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Location:
BOSTON, MA

Date:
Friday, June 10, 2016

BioBridges, a career portfolio management company providing integrated services to the emerging life sciences community, is proud to announce their ongoing support for friend of BioBridges, Emily Quitzau, and her JettRide fundraiser.

14-year-old Emily Quitzau is a triplet with two brothers, both of whom were born with severe disabilities. Emily’s brother Calvin was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at age five, and over the years the degenerative muscle disease has confined him to a wheelchair with limited use of his arms.

Today the promise of new breakthroughs in research and treatment for Muscular Dystrophy offer new hope for the Duchenne community. Just last week the FDA delayed their decision on market approval for Sarepta Therapeutics’ drug, eteplirsen, which could be the first-ever Muscular Dystrophy drug in the United States. Still, Sarepta’s shares have been rising in anticipation that the delay suggests approval could be around the corner.

In the absence of unified institutional progress, individuals like Emily Quitzau have stepped up to raise money, awareness, and support for the fight against Duchenne. On July 22nd Emily will set off on JettRide, a tri-state, 500-mile bike ride far more grueling than the many triathlons and road races she has completed in the past to raise money and awareness for Duchenne.

While BioBridges has played an active role working on therapies for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, it was Emily’s remarkable personal story that truly inspired them to get behind her mission. “Sure, one could say our donation would suffice to support her cause,” says BioBridges Founding Partner, Jason Falchuk, “but we wanted to go a step further and get behind her in a bigger way by sharing her story with the greater BioBridges community.”

“Emily is an example for all of us,” Falchuk explains. “She reminds us of the courage, determination, and relentless strength it takes to face and overcome adversity.”

For more information and to donate to Emily’s JettRide, please visit her fundraising page.

About BioBridges

Founded by industry veterans, BioBridges helps align exceptional life science professionals with the programs that need them. The company’s scalable consultant management model provides the experience that works, and delivers the contributions necessary to advance science and produce breakthrough therapies. For more information, please visit www.biobridges.com.

BioBridges Named to Top 50% of Inc. 5000 List

by Sarah Bouy Published Mar 23, 2017 Last updated Mar 23, 2017

BioBridges Named to Top 50% of Inc. 5000 List

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Location:
BOSTON, MA

Date:
Tuesday, August 23, 2016


BioBridges, a Career Portfolio® Management company providing integrated services to the emerging pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device

communities, has been named to the Top 50% of the Inc. 5000 list. BioBridges was named to the list in recognition of its outstanding 3-Year growth of 149%, and 2015 revenue of $31.2M. This is the second year in a row that the company has made the list, moving up 764 rankings from its 2015 position.

Inc. 5000 is a respected ranking of the top growing, privately held companies in the nation and serves as a comprehensive catalog of American entrepreneurial success. According to Inc. Editor in Chief Eric Shurenberg, “We honor just one thing: real entrepreneurial achievement by a founder or a team of founders. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great–usually from scratch.”

“Our continued growth is a direct reflection of the career choices that BioBridges professionals are making, which is to define their careers by the work they are passionate about,” said Jason Falchuk, Founding Partner of BioBridges. “They are leveraging their skills to get the work done, and as a result, growing pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies can achieve their clinical and business goals.”  

“Being included in a peer group of progressive and dynamic companies in the Inc. 5000 for the second year in a row is an honor. We thank the many professionals and clients that make up the BioBridges community and the loyalty, dedication and support they continue to show,” said Jeff Souza, CEO and Partner. “We congratulate the other companies who have been recognized and thank Inc. magazine for building this platform.”

Inc. magazine began the Inc. 5000 in 2007 as an expansion of the Inc. 500, which premiered in 1982.  Percentage revenue growth is measured over a four-year period, and all candidates must be U.S.-based, privately held, and independent.  The list can be viewed in entirety here.

About BioBridges

Founded by industry veterans, BioBridges helps exceptional life science professionals pursue the work that inspires them. The company’s scalable Career Portfolio® Management model allows highly skilled professionals to focus on the work they are passionate about enabling companies to advance science and produce breakthrough therapies. For more information, please visit www.biobridges.com.

Michelle Busa Returns to BioBridges to Focus on the Work that Inspires

by Sarah Bouy Published Mar 23, 2017 Last updated Mar 23, 2017

Michelle Busa Returns to BioBridges to Focus on the Work that Inspires

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Location:
Boston, MA

Date:
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Michelle Busa, an industry veteran with over 20 years of data management, team building and project management experience, recently returned to BioBridges as a professional in order to concentrate on the work that inspires her. Ms. Busa decided to return to BioBridges to take advantage of the company’s Career Portfolio® Management model and its ability to manage her career. Previously she was a client of BioBridges and worked with the company as a professional as well.

“I made a conscious choice to return to BioBridges because they can engage me in the work I’m passionate about,” said Ms. Busa. “Working with BioBridges I have the opportunity to focus on the work that fulfills me, rather than the administrative duties that usually accompany jobs at my level of experience.”

BioBridges engages highly skilled professionals and helps them to focus on the work they are passionate about to advance science and produce breakthrough therapies. Because the company provides integrated services to the emerging pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device communities, it attracts high caliber professionals and the programs who need them.

Ms. Busa underscored that as one of the main reasons she returned to BioBridges. “BioBridges presents me as a subject matter expert and an industry veteran with many years of experience,” she said. “That allows me to impact programs that are a perfect mix of the data management I love to do, while still using the industry knowledge and experience that I possess.”

“Michelle has been a long time member of our community and we are thrilled to have her return to BioBridges as a professional,” said Jason Falchuk, Founding Partner of BioBridges. “BioBridges exists to represent those, like Michelle, who choose to define a career by the work that inspires them. They are leveraging their skills to get the work done, and as a result, growing pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies can achieve their clinical and business goals.”

About BioBridges

Founded by industry veterans, BioBridges helps exceptional life science professionals pursue the work that inspires them. The company’s scalable Career Portfolio® Management model system allows highly skilled professionals to focus on the work they are passionate about with the companies who need them in order to advance science and produce breakthrough therapies. For more information, please visit www.biobridges.com.

BioBridges Announces Continued Success in 2016

by Sarah Bouy Published Mar 23, 2017 Last updated Mar 23, 2017

BioBridges Announces Continued Success in 2016

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Location:
Boston, MA

Date:
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

BioBridges, a Career Portfolio® management company providing integrated services to the emerging and established pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device communities, proudly announces another year of growth in 2016, with revenues exceeding $33M.  The company attributes their continued growth to their Career Portfolio® Management model which enables life science professionals to grow in their careers through the work that inspires them.

BioBridges continues to support the increasing demand for their services by investing in their staff, systems and marketing initiatives.  In 2017, the company will continue to have a strong emphasis on supporting, strengthening and expanding the BioBridges’ community through service, collaboration, thought leadership and networking opportunities.

“We take great pride in our community and the responsibility associated with the services we provide. Our experience and dedicated Career Portfolio® Management model are among the many reasons that BioBridges’ professionals and clients make the conscious choice to work with us,” said Jeff Souza, BioBridges CEO and partner. “We are committed to managing the thriving careers of our professionals and ensuring that both they and our clients are in the best position to attain their work-related goals.” 

About BioBridges
Founded by industry veterans, BioBridges helps exceptional life science professionals pursue the work that inspires them. The company’s scalable Career Portfolio® management model allows highly skilled professionals to focus on the work they are passionate about enabling companies to advance science and produce breakthrough therapies. For more information, please visit www.biobridges.com.

Career Portfolio™ Management

Jason Falchuk by Jason Falchuk Published Mar 23, 2017 Last updated Apr 4, 2017

Career Portfolio™ Management

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We all turn to a real estate agent when we are house hunting. If we have a legal issue, we retain an attorney. When we are sick, we call our primary care physician.

Then, I beg to ask the question, “Are we giving the same consideration to something as important as our career/our livelihood?”

Career advocates open doors you didn’t know existed.

While there are so many examples of how we overlook just how important this concept is, one that always translates well is the time when my wife and I were house hunting several years ago.  Being that I represented others, we thought it was unnecessary to hire a real estate agent. After all we weren’t selling, we were buying. So, we got access to the local listings and went out to the market self-represented and unprepared.

It was as disheartening as it was a great learning experience. The good news is that I bought a few years without having to pack because the bad news is that I was still living in a home that didn’t support my family’s needs. Eventually, years later, we decided to call the one broker who really impressed us. She had actually talked us out of putting an offer in on the wrong home that we would soon outgrow. At the time we thought she was crazy because she was the listing agent and was walking away from a commission.

What she was doing was even greater than that.

She was thinking ahead and wanted to maintain her integrity and earn our trust to create a lasting relationship. She was genuine and she was an expert in the marketplace. Her company was truly a brand in the community and association with her and her brand was instant progress. It said we are serious. She saw homes and opportunities and educated us to their pros and cons.  She connected us with her network of architects, builders, and homeowners to see the potential of homes that we passed over.

The irony is that I didn’t begin this search in the same fashion I encourage others to do with their career. Also, it was the first time I truly recognized just how important what BioBridges does for our clients and consultants. The more we worked together, the more we discovered the incredible synergies between the value of having a broker and the value BioBridges provides. Just as she introduced us to her network, we too share our incredibly deep and sought after community amongst our clients and consultants helping others recognize their objectives and paths as well as the actions needed to achieve them.

Exclusivity is commitment.

The first paragraph in our broker’s agreement clearly pointed out that the foundation and success of our relationship is exclusive and based on mutual trust and commitment.  While I think it may have scared my wife, it gave me a wonderful sense of confidence in our outcome. Our broker sensed my wife’s hesitation and began to explain that she will show us homes that we have never seen or know of and we will point some out to her.

She said at first it may seem odd that we would inform her of homes but assured us that in the result would be that much more amazing if we worked together, if we were committed. She promised that we would recognize the value of being represented, not just chasing a home and in each and every situation she would bring the same knowledge, resources and representation in negotiation to every home we considered. She said it is not the contract terms that require her to work this way, it is her belief that anything less will diminish our returns. She was absolutely right.

When we commit to those who choose to bring their careers to BioBridges, we are committing to working together for many years to come. As we are soon embarking on our 10th year as a business, our ability to retain our team (many with us for 5 plus years) is as impressive as it is uncommon.  Many people who choose to come here include former clients who found themselves looking for work every 1-3 years due to companies moving through their evolutions of some who make it (in what form that maybe through independent success or acquisition) and some having less favorable outcomes.

As clients, they have enjoyed the incredible flexibility of and value from our model. They have experienced the amazing commitment and enthusiasm our team had to the programs they were involved in as well as to themselves being a part of BioBridges. Our consultants recognize that career planning is a job within itself and that their talents and desires are better served elsewhere. They understand the concept that by committing, they will only gain.

Key takeaways:

  • Lawyers, Doctors, Real Estate Agents, Career Advocates – Are the experts in their discipline and invested in your outcome
  • Long-lasting, committed relationships are built on knowledge and expertise
  • Your career advocate works with you to define your career goals then helps you to achieve those goals

About BioBridges

BioBridges provides critical contract consulting expertise and hands-on resources to help growing pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies successfully achieve their clinical and business goals.