The Final Chapter of Nuvera’ s Infographic Series on Autologous Cell Therapies: The Technology Ecosystem (Part 5)

Will your technology infrastructure enable the success of your #CellTherapy? In this final installment of Nuvera’s Autologous Cell Therapy (ACT) infographic series, we address the likely systems and databases that will connect your internal processes and stakeholders to deliver a seamless patient/HCP treatment experience.

When considering the breadth of both internal/external stakeholders, the myriad activities needing to be managed through ACT use, and the various data & materials that need to be readily available, the technology ecosystem to accomplish all of this quickly becomes overly complex. As companies prepare for the commercialization of their ACTs, we can’t urge them enough to get a head start on mapping what they want to accomplish and prioritizing which pieces come first. Our final infographic will help get you started by highlighting key concepts that will need to be addressed as you begin your design journey.

#pharmaceuticals #biotechnology #celltherapy #healthtech

Who We Are: Nuvera LLC is a strategic consulting team focused exclusively on the rare disease and specialty therapeutics with over 10 years in helping our specialty pharma/biotech clients design exceptional treatment support experiences.

Note on Printing this Infographic: The optimal printing size for this graphic is 11×17 inch paper.

Contact Us: CellandGene@Nuveracg.com

Considerations for the Order Management of Autologous Cell Therapies (Part 4 of Nuvera’s ACT Series)

How easy is it to order your #celltherapy? Unlike off-the-shelf products, Autologous Cell Therapies are made to order for each individual patient – successful   and seamless delivery will depend on your ability to map out and clearly understand all the complexities.

This fourth installment of our series focuses on several critical considerations manufacturers must keep in mind as they navigate the complex process of managing individual patient orders from before order placement until final product delivery. The image below can serve as a reference to stimulate thinking during planning & strategy discussions across Marketing, Operations, and Supply Chain & Manufacturing teams.

Who We Are: Nuvera LLC is a strategic consulting team focused exclusively on the rare disease and specialty therapeutics with over 10 years in helping our specialty pharma/biotech clients design exceptional treatment support experiences.

Note on Printing this Infographic: The optimal printing size for this graphic is 11×17 inch paper.

Contact Us: Cell&Gene@Nuveracg.com

Exploring the Stakeholders Involved with Enabling Autologous Cell Therapies (Part 3)

How well have you mapped the stakeholders and functions involved with enabling the successful order, delivery, and infusion of your ACT product? Unlike traditional specialty products, even more sophisticated specialty therapeutics, the range of stakeholder functions involved with ACTs are much more extensive.

  In our 3rd Infographic of a five part series, we layout the key stakeholder functions that will need to be addressed/incorporated in some way into your commercialization planning. Leveraging your potential customer stakeholder functions to then explore the varied needs existing across each can then also lead to the holistic development of your customer needs sets… and your ultimate customer engagement model.

Who We Are: Nuvera LLC is a strategic consulting team focused exclusively on the rare disease and specialty therapeutics with over 10 years in helping our specialty pharma/biotech clients design exceptional treatment support experiences.

Note on Printing this Infographic: The optimal printing size for this graphic is 11×17 inch paper.

Contact Us: CellandGene@Nuveracg.com

Exploring the Experience with Autologous Cell Therapies (Part 2)

What Experience are you Designing for your #Celltherapy? Nuvera’s second infographic in a series of five focuses on highlighting how the experiences of patients, referring physicians, treatment centers, and the cells themselves relate to each other.

Mapping the details associated with the end-to-end treatment experience with ACTs is essential for a manufacturer to zero in on issues that are not only the most critical but also those they are most qualified to solve for (vs. trying to solve for everything). Our ACT Treatment Experience infographic will help shed some light on important considerations as you undertake this effort.

The ACT Treatment Experience infographic provides a broad overview of some of the areas where a biopharma manufacturer can influence the various elemental journeys with examples of inflection points requiring intervention or support in some form from your organization. Stay tuned for our next infographic which revolves around the functions and stakeholders involved across the ACT experience.

Note on Printing this Infographic: The optimal printing size for this graphic is 11×17 inch paper.

Who We Are: Nuvera LLC is a strategic consulting team focused exclusively on the rare disease and specialty therapeutics with over 10 years in helping our specialty pharma/biotech clients design exceptional treatment support experiences.

Contact Us: CellandGene@Nuveracg.com

Introducing Nuvera’s Infographic Series on Autologous Cell Therapies (Part 1)

Commercializing a CAR-T or other #Celltherapy? Nuvera is excited to share a newly developed series touching upon several commercialization issues surrounding Autologous Cell Therapies (ACTs) based upon over six years of direct experience partnering with multiple ACT manufacturers in helping to bring these amazing therapies to market.

This first installment of our series introduces several key concepts across four key ACT concepts: 1) The complexities of the overall treatment experience, 2) the multitude of stakeholders to consider, 3) steps of managing an intricate product utilization process, and finally, 4) the robust technology ecosystem required to enable commercialization.

In the coming weeks, Nuvera will share more detailed infographics aligned to the four areas described above. In the meantime, this snapshot can help stimulate potential thinking and internal dialog around where your company may need to focus next.

Note on Printing this Infographic: The optimal printing size for this graphic is 11×17 inch paper.

Who We Are: Nuvera LLC is a strategic consulting team focused exclusively on the rare disease and specialty therapeutics with over 10 years in helping our specialty pharma/biotech clients design exceptional treatment support experiences.

Contact Us: CellandGene@nuveracg.com

Nuvera Shares Key Insights to Boost Patient Support Program Satisfaction and Utilization

Nuvera team members, Edward Gajewski and Jens Kulstad, hosted an informative webinar that leveraged insights gathered from over 2,000 HCPs and patients discussing where and how they learn about support and how it impacts patient satisfaction in today’s changing landscape.

We had a great turn out live but incase you missed the event we have provided the recorded conversation below and the key learnings.

  1. How to Improve Program Awareness – Understand channels and drivers for pharma support program awareness among HCPs
  2. Drive Satisfaction With COVID-19 – Learn more about the impact COVID-19 had on the industry and translatable learning to your program
  3. Create Persistent and Sustained Refinements – Discover ways to ensure ongoing & continuous support program improvements.

MEET THE SQUAD: A Personal Glimpse into Our Team

In this month’s installment of Meet The Squad, we would liked to introduce you to Greg Christianson. Greg has been an integral part of the team for the past 7 years. Continue reading to learn more about Greg and an unforgettable trip that most people wouldn’t even try.

Hi, I’m Greg Christianson – a lucky husband married almost 25 years and the father of three. I love adventure, creating new things, and passionate irreverent people. I also happen to be a principal with Nuvera Life Science Consulting having joined the team a little over seven years ago. Before my time here, I had the opportunity to work with several large pharmaceutical companies such as J&J, Novartis, and GSK over the previous 20+ years.

What led to this career? During my time prior to Nuvera, I had the opportunity to work across a ton of different areas including licensing & acquisitions, insights, sales, payer access, commercial operations, etc. Coming back to the patient services world was a key driver for me joining Nuvera, having developed a passion for the space when building out the early patient services organization at Novartis. Nuvera provided me a chance to get much closer to directly impacting patients. In addition, Nuvera has provided the opportunity to have a significant impact on how a company operates. Over time, I’ve had the chance to guide the development of our culture, values & competencies, hiring practices, strategic planning process

What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute your success to, and why? As always, a blessing and a curse – for those that know me, I tend to be a bit of a focused driver… this (some would say intensity) has allowed me to accomplish a lot of things, but I can’t tell you how many times I received development feedback over my career around flexibility lol. I think another trait I have that has helped me succeed is creativity – from tinkering with existing processes to make them better, to different ideas that break the mold, creativity has allowed me to bring some pretty cool things to life that continue to be used years after creation. Always makes me happy to see that.

What’s a trip that changed you, and why? I’ve been mountaineering with a set of buddies since college almost every year and have had the chance to do some awesome trips. A couple of years ago we climbed Denali in Alaska unguided – 22 days on the side of the mountain, carrying and pulling crazy weight, freezing bitter cold, building our own camps, storms, crevasses… just brutal. We had several seriously stressful extended moments on that trip – and we made it. The mental focus to just make it through each moment and not worry about anything outside of it was transformative. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done by a long shot, but knowing I had what it took makes me feel pretty good!

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be? Not really a super power, but I’d love to live for as long as I wanted (maybe with the ability to hibernate for 100 years at a time) – I’m so interested to see what the future holds from a technology perspective, whether we make it to the stars, meet ET, etc.

What’s one hobby you’d love to get into? I’m dying to get into woodworking – When I was younger my dad had a great workshop where we were able to build all sorts of stuff… someday soon I’m looking forward to having the space to set up my own workshop and actually be able to have everything out and organized without getting disrupted by little gremlins who use tools and don’t put them back.

Nuvera is Excited to Welcome Nicole Lichwick to Our Growing Team!

Nuvera Life Science Consulting is happy to introduce you to a new member of our team, Nicole! Nicole comes to us with a background eclectic -from funeral service to non-profit management within the jewelry world, with a pit stop in construction. Administration, event planning, marketing, HR, and finance -all those behind-the-scenes details are where her talents lie and she thrives on being able to apply them in creative ways. In a world where what we do for a living often defines who we are, Nicole prefers that her own definition is being an integral piece of a large whole, working together to make a difference in the lives of others.

When not curled up with a book and her ‘doghters’, Nicole can often be found celebrating a run completed with brunch. The founder of DRUN5K, she seeks to make runners out of non-believers by tricking them into 5K fun runs with the promise of local eats & drinks. As COVID has those antics on hold for a bit longer, tricking her husband into running a half marathon is currently her creative outlet.

Nicole’s motivation for joining Nuvera: “I was definitely ready for a change, and some challenges -I’m looking forward to applying what I know to what I don’t yet. My desire to join Nuvera grew with each person met.”

MEET THE SQUAD: A Personal Glimpse into Our Team

To kick off 2021, we are happy to introduce you to Jens Kulstad. Jens has been a member of our squad since the early days of Nuvera, joining the company as the second employee.

I am a manager at Nuvera with a diverse professional background including life science consulting, work in the heavy-duty automotive industry, and coaching of national & international top sailors. In addition to consulting work, I am leading the efforts around the PURE Report which is growing into a very nice product that I am very proud of. I have two master’s degrees, one in Mechanical Engineering and one in Business Administration which helped me tremendously throughout my career.

What’s the top destination on your must-visit list? I had three top destinations I really wanted to do before I started my family, one of which I accomplished – diving with Orcas. Also on my list is to cage-dive with great whites but first I would like to travel to Churchill, Manitoba to see the polar bears. The polar bears gather together in large numbers (hundreds of them!!) until they become loners over the long winter months. It would be such an honor and privilege to see this magnificent animal live in its true elements, so it is a dream that never will go away and I am hopefully not too far away from being able to fulfill it. My only promise is that there will be tons of safeguards in place between me and them, because as fascinating as this animal is, it is equally scary and frightening…

What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute your success to, and why? I would definitely say curiosity and willingness to solve problems where the solutions are not always apparent. At Nuvera, we are typically hired when clients are facing a problem they can’t solve internally and external support is needed. Many of the problems we face require genuine curiosity and ability to think outside the box to recommend unique solutions for our clients. I have always loved solving problems which is something engineering school and work was all about and Nuvera allowed me to apply these skills on different set of problems and areas, but where the same attitude is being rewarded.

If you could snap your fingers and become an expert in something, what would it be? I would probably become a magician. There is something about magic that always fascinated me, I can’t really explain why. I know a few card tricks, but never went into the magician thing even though it fascinates me. I really should be reading good night stories to my youngest son, but lately I have been cheating and watching a magic show every time I put him to bed. He has been equally fascinated by the mind games the magicians put up. So maybe there is such a thing as a magic gene, who knows?

What’s a trip that changed you, and why? Travel has always been a passion of mine and I have twice travelled around the world in my younger days. I would say the first big trip I did at the age of 19 that I partly did with a friend and partly did alone where we spent the majority of our 6 months in Australia is the trip with biggest influence on me. In addition to seeing the world and meeting people from all over the world, I learned to tackle life on the go. I worked hard a few months prior to afford the trip, but was still on a very tight budget and took ad hoc work-on-the-go as I travelled. This included everything from mango fruit picking to hostel maintenance to construction and sheep herding, which gave a very interesting perspective on life. In a similar fashion to get around to the different destinations, I got bus tickets between some locations, but also hitchhiked with cars or sailing boats along the coastline. This made me experience a very entrepreneurial lifestyle that left a permanent positive imprint on me as a person.

What’s one hobby you’d love to get into? Just before I moved from Sweden to the US almost 15 years ago, I planned on picking up kite surfing which is when the whole kite surfing movement was in its infancy. Since I moved to the US, I have never lived really close to the coast and also had kids that prevented me from doing a time-consuming hobby like this. However, my kids are getting older and I am getting more time back to do “Jens things”, so I am soon ready to find a nice kite + board and start learning. My hometown in Sweden is absolutely perfect for this, with flat water for the first half mile closest to the shore. But even if I can’t find similar conditions in NJ there may be other fun challenges where there are more wave-surfing characteristic rip curl waves that has its own charm to play around in. I can’t wait 🙂

MEET THE SQUAD: A Personal Glimpse into Our Team

This month we are happy to introduce you to another amazing member of our squad, Ashwini Chidirala. Ash shares a bit about herself and her love of travel.

I am a Sr. Analyst at Nuvera, and excited to celebrate my 2-year anniversary in February. In my time here I have had the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects; the most exciting of which have been in the cell and gene space. My undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering and my masters in Innovation and Management provide a solid background that allows me to both understand the science and the business to best address the needs of patients.

What’s your go-to productivity trick? Working from home through the pandemic can make it hard to stay productive. My trick for this is to take productive reading breaks. I keep a novel on my desk and whenever I need a moment to rest my brain or eyes from project work, I read 1-3 pages.

If you could add one thing to Nuvera’s office, what would it be? We already have a wonderful office, but I think it would be even better with a ping-pong table! One of my greatest joys through college was being able to pick up brief games throughout the day with friends. Served as a productive break from studying as it got me moving.   

What’s a trip that changed you, and why? Last year I took my first solo trip. I spent twelve days in Japan travelling through the country on a loosely planned itinerary. Apart from being blown away by the kindness of strangers I was most moved by the city of Hiroshima. I took a tour around the city and got to see how it has been rebuilt with the conscious effort to remember its scars. I don’t have words to describe how it felt, but I can say with certainty that after having walked the streets of Hiroshima I am no longer the same person. I think I just have a greater appreciation for the present. 

Hiroshima

What’s the top destination on your must-visit list? Paro Taktsang or commonly known as Tiger’s Nest is the number one location on my travel list. It is a beautiful Buddhist Temple built into the cliffside in the upper Paro Valley in Bhutan. It is actually my current screen saver. I’m hoping to go once it’s safe to travel again!

What’s your go-to karaoke song? Diamonds by Rihanna. Some of my fondest memories are deeply rooted in this song and its Rihanna’s, so what’s not to love?