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MSLs and investigator initiated studies (IIS)

Investigator Initiated Studies: The Why, When, How and So What
Many MSLs are working on pipeline molecules and are therefore involved in clinical studies liaising with key opinion leaders (KOLs). Oftentimes these clinical studies are the company sponsored trials. However, MSLs are also the first point of contact to...

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MSLs and advisory board meetings

Why hold an advisory board meeting?

Pharma invest heavily in bringing new therapeutic drugs to the doctors and their patients to help them manage, treat and sometimes even cure their diseases. These new agents are undergoing expensive phase 1, 2, and 3 clinical trials to establish that these drugs (or devices) are...

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MSL in-field insight gathering

MSL in-field insights: What are they and why do pharma need them
Many aspiring MSLs – when asked what an MSL does – talk about MSLs being an educator and sharing the latest clinical data with the key opinion leaders (KOLs). Yes, there is a big clinical data sharing component in the MSL role and a large...

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MSL tips: End-of-year review - keeping a happy folder

Most researchers and pharmacist are not bragging about their achievements at all. They are humble and believe there is no need for it, right? That is how you have done it for the last 5-10 years.

Moving into pharma as an MSL you need to start keeping track of all your achievements and positive feedbacks from...

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MSL in-field excellence

An MSL has to be agile in the field and always deliver a top-performance. Especially when your MSL manager/director is out in the field with you. Here are some topics to focus on when you are out in the field alone or with your boss:

  • Have good rapport with the KOL and listen to the KOL.
    • The KOL should be doing...
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Key Opinion Leader (KOL) meeting preparation

You have just started as a Medical Science Liaison (MSL) and wonder, "How do I need to prepare for my upcoming KOL meeting?".

Before you go to see your KOL you have to make sure you know as much as possible about the KOL and his/her interest and focus. This will take some time, and you should not take this lightly....

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