The passing of Steve Jobs has been an opportunity for just about everyone (okay, maybe everyone) to assess his significance and ponder the lessons he taught. Blogs (like this one) seem to see it as an obligation to weigh in.
Animal rights groups have reportedly claimed responsibility for burning down a summer house belonging to Novartis' CEO, and desecrating the grave sites of his mother and another relative. More from a recent article in Security Management magazine. Other attacks have reportedly involved company employees. These are insane times.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Novartis Vaccines a contract for up to a half-billion dollars over eight years to support the building and startup of a flu vaccine facility in Holly Springs, North Carolina.
The Competing Globally track also featured a presentation on Quality by Design, made by Russ Somma, President, SommaTech LLC, who worked for several years at Novartis and is also an editorial advisor on PharmaQbD.com. Mr. Somma joked that the industry never had quality by accident, "We don't just lumber...