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Spirit join the entrepreneurs vs. Cancer at MCRC

Spirit’s Rosie (Client Services Director) and Caroline (Principal Medical Writer) recently joined some of the North West ‘s most successful entrepreneurial companies and individuals for a unique view on how the world’s leading researchers, based in Manchester, are fighting cancer using state-of-the-art techniques, novel approaches and inspiration from unexpected areas. Three world-renowned Cancer Research UK…Read more »

Spirit’s Rosie (Client Services Director) and Caroline (Principal Medical Writer) recently joined some of the North West ‘s most successful entrepreneurial companies and individuals for a unique view on how the world’s leading researchers, based in Manchester, are fighting cancer using state-of-the-art techniques, novel approaches and inspiration from unexpected areas.

Three world-renowned Cancer Research UK scientists spoke about their cutting-edge research at the MCRC (Manchester Cancer Research Centre), one of the world’s top scientific research facilities.

Allan Jordan, Crispin Miller, and Steve Bagley explained how insights from computational biology, artificial intelligence, and ecology can help us better understand and treat cancer.

Allan’s talk on advances in drug discovery, informed us that the Cancer Moonshot plan originally proposed by Richard Nixon and recently updated by Barrack Obama is within our grasp and Manchester is a leading player in the project . He also advised on a need to change the way we do research “we need to stop trying to find patients for trials, but find trials for patients”

Steve’s talk on advances in imaging showed that we are now able to probe the structure of individual DNA strands, while Crispin’s talk on ‘big data’ provided great insights into the complexity of cancer research: “Our research generates terabytes of data every day” and “Analysing big data means figuring out what’s a coincidence and what’s a meaningful interaction!”

After the presentations actress Sally Dynevor, better known as Sally Webster in Manchester’s top TV soap “Coronation Street”, spoke eloquently about her experiences as a cancer patient and survivor and quizzed the scientists about exciting advances in immunotherapy.

The event was well received and Caroline and Rosie had the opportunity to speak to the presenters and understand more about how Manchester’s involvement in the global drive to turn cancer into a chronic disease, “a thing that people live with, not die from”.  We’ll be following the Cancer Moonshot project closely and look forward to sharing further insights.

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Cheshire 10K..target exceeded

Congratulations to the Spirit runners who have exceeded the Just Giving target set for the Cheshire 10k at Arley Hall.  The money raised will go towards CAF – UN World Food Programme, The spirit team at the ready! Caroline flies past… Lou and Emily powering through… Fiona checking out her medal.

Congratulations to the Spirit runners who have exceeded the Just Giving target set for the Cheshire 10k at Arley Hall.  The money raised will go towards CAF – UN World Food Programme,

The spirit team at the ready!

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Caroline flies past…

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Lou and Emily powering through…

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Fiona checking out her medal.

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Spirit are recruiting: Scientific Directors, Principal Medical Writers and Senior Medical Writers

Due to Spirit’s continued growth, we’re looking for scientific directors, principal medical writers and senior medical writers who are self-starters and have a proven track record in medical communications to join our team. If you’re passionate about science, forming great relationships with clients and external stakeholders, developing high-quality content across the spectrum of medical communications and bringing…Read more »

Due to Spirit’s continued growth, we’re looking for scientific directors, principal medical writers and senior medical writers who are self-starters and have a proven track record in medical communications to join our team.

If you’re passionate about science, forming great relationships with clients and external stakeholders, developing high-quality content across the spectrum of medical communications and bringing new ideas to enhance our team and shape our business, we want to hear from you.

In return we offer a flexible, relaxed and fun working environment always open to new ideas and ways to continually improve.

For further details please get in touch:

Asif Zaman, Managing Director

email: asif.zaman@spirit.global

 

No recruitment agencies please

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HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY TO SPIRIT!!

We are so excited to be celebrating 10 years of medical communications excellence!! Since our founding back in April 2006, Spirit’s first priority has always been to provide a service that ‘goes beyond’ the expectations of our clients, by providing high-level scientific expertise coupled with a truly agile approach that makes a real difference to…Read more »

We are so excited to be celebrating 10 years of medical communications excellence!!

Since our founding back in April 2006, Spirit’s first priority has always been to provide a service that ‘goes beyond’ the expectations of our clients, by providing high-level scientific expertise coupled with a truly agile approach that makes a real difference to their business.  We are immensely proud of our achievements over the years, and in particular that many of our clients who were with us from day one are still partnering with us today.

We would like to thank all of our clients, business partners and friends for their support over the last decade, and look forward to an exciting and successful next 10 years!

 

Follow the link below to read our press release

Spirit 10 years_Press Release

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10 years, 10k, 10 runners…

As part of our forthcoming 10 year celebrations, 10 runners from the Spirit team are entering the Cheshire 10k run, come and cheer us on! The race will be held at Arley Hall & Gardens, Arley, Northwich, Cheshire on Sunday 10th April at 9:30am. The team are raising money for CAF – UN World Food Programme,…Read more »

As part of our forthcoming 10 year celebrations, 10 runners from the Spirit team are entering the Cheshire 10k run, come and cheer us on!

The race will be held at Arley Hall & Gardens, Arley, Northwich, Cheshire on Sunday 10th April at 9:30am. The team are raising money for CAF – UN World Food Programme, help us to ‘go beyond’ our target by donating via our just giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/Spirit10

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Spotlight on ISMPP: Post event newsletter

Two of our publication leads at Spirit attended the recent ISMPP EU meeting in London last month. Dawn Lobban (CMPP) moderated an interesting panel session on GPP3 and facilitated a roundtable discussion with key experts on patient lay summaries, while Fiona Bolland (CMPP) presented a poster on ‘The impact of data extrapolation on publication plans…Read more »

Two of our publication leads at Spirit attended the recent ISMPP EU meeting in London last month. Dawn Lobban (CMPP) moderated an interesting panel session on GPP3 and facilitated a roundtable discussion with key experts on patient lay summaries, while Fiona Bolland (CMPP) presented a poster on ‘The impact of data extrapolation on publication plans for biosimilars’.

Dawn and Fiona really enjoyed the discussions at ISMPP and have captured some of the key insights in a newsletter. We hope you find this summary useful – indeed if any of the ‘hot topics’ are of particular interest, the team would be delighted to discuss these with you further and provide more detail. As publications are a core part of our business, we have a genuine interest in how the field is evolving and how we can continue to provide an optimal service to our clients and authors.

 

 

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ISMPP EU 2016 – Spirit poster presentation

Hot off the press! The Spirit team have particular expertise in partnering with clients to develop and deliver strategic communication plans and publication plans to support the development and launch of biosimilars for a number of indications. Our team have recently analysed clinical data publications to investigate the extent of post-approval studies performed in indications…Read more »

Hot off the press!
The Spirit team have particular expertise in partnering with clients to develop and deliver strategic communication plans and publication plans to support the development and launch of biosimilars for a number of indications. Our team have recently analysed clinical data publications to investigate the extent of post-approval studies performed in indications granted by extrapolation to determine potential differences in the approach taken to encourage the use of biosimilars in extrapolated indications across different therapy areas. These data provide insights into the level of acceptance of the biosimilar concept in different specialities.

This original research is being presented at the ISMPP EU meeting today (19th January 2016) and published in the 12th Annual Meeting of ISMPP abstract supplement to CMRO (Kramer et.al. 2016).

For live updates and to join in the conversation, follow us:

Twitter @spirit_med

LinkedIn – Spirit Medical Communications

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Maintaining compliance standards

At Spirit we understand the importance of keeping up to date with external guidelines (GPP3, ICH, ABPI, EFPIA etc.) to ensure that we work to the highest ethical and professional standards as we deliver med comms projects for our clients. Last week Caroline (Principal Medical Writer), Henry (Senior Account Executive), Nicola (Associate Medical Writer) and…Read more »

At Spirit we understand the importance of keeping up to date with external guidelines (GPP3, ICH, ABPI, EFPIA etc.) to ensure that we work to the highest ethical and professional standards as we deliver med comms projects for our clients.

Last week Caroline (Principal Medical Writer), Henry (Senior Account Executive), Nicola (Associate Medical Writer) and Louise (Account Manager) headed down to High Wycombe, UK, to attend European Marketing Codes & Compliance training. The one day workshop was led by Dr Judith Grice of PharmaCodes Compliance Limited, a specialist resource on compliance for those involved in the promotion of prescription medicines in the UK, Europe and Asia/Pacific regions.

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The importance of medical publications

The importance of biomedical publications for the communication of clinical data cannot be underestimated, and industry guidelines require that these data are communicated accurately, completely, and in a balanced and timely manner. Spirit publications teams are highly qualified and skilled in the communication of such data in a compliant and ethical manner. Our teams are…Read more »

The importance of biomedical publications for the communication of clinical data cannot be underestimated, and industry guidelines require that these data are communicated accurately, completely, and in a balanced and timely manner.

Spirit publications teams are highly qualified and skilled in the communication of such data in a compliant and ethical manner. Our teams are led by International Society for Medical Publications Professionals (ISMPP) accredited Certified Medical Publication Professionals (CMPPTM). As the name suggests, an ISMPP CMPPTM qualification verifies that the holder is an experienced medical publications professional and is proficient in good publication practice. Furthermore, holders of this qualification have shown themselves to be committed to ethical and transparent data dissemination standards. Read more about CMPPTM accreditation here.

“It’s important in our industry to have a good understanding of all the regulations associated with publications. This allows us to optimise our services and provide the best advice to our clients. Successfully completing the CMPP program demonstrates a good understanding of the relevant guidelines and how to apply them in every day practice: it gives us the confidence that we are working to best-practice standards, and our clients the confidence that we are experienced publication professionals.”

Dawn Lobban, Director, Medical Strategy

 “Earning the certification shows that you are committed to your profession and gives your employer, colleagues, and clients reason to trust in your abilities as a publications expert (as well as giving them that bit of extra encouragement to hire you if the need arises!) Plus, it’s always good to have more letters after your name!”

Fiona Bolland, Scientific Director

You can read more about the Spirit policy on biomedical publications here, and get in touch to find out how we can help you.

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Spirit at the University of Manchester (updated)

Spirit were thrilled to take part in the Network Pharma MedComms career event at the University of Manchester on 16th September 2015. Asif, Tony, Henry and Holly were onsite to represent Team Spirit at this recruitment focused event, which gave potential MedComms recruits an opportunity to grill various companies and learn more about this exciting…Read more »

Spirit were thrilled to take part in the Network Pharma MedComms career event at the University of Manchester on 16th September 2015. Asif, Tony, Henry and Holly were onsite to represent Team Spirit at this recruitment focused event, which gave potential MedComms recruits an opportunity to grill various companies and learn more about this exciting career. We met many enthusiastic and energetic potential recruits, and we were really impressed with their level of MedComms knowledge.

A total of ten leading MedComms agencies sent representatives, which included both junior and senior staff. Delegates were given the chance to find out more about the medical communications industry and the different types of companies over tea and nibbles. Frequently asked questions included the travel involved in MedComms jobs, the variety of work, and how to gain experience that would look great on your CV when applying to MedComms companies. Delegates were also interested to hear from Team Spirit about the particular benefits of working for a smaller agency, including early exposure to a wide range of initiatives , opportunities to input into company strategy and the friendly atmosphere in the office.

A number of excellent presentations, including one entitled “Tricks and tips for gaining that elusive first job”, were delivered, and delegates were able to participate in a question and answer session with a panel of experienced MedComms folk.

If you’d like more information about working at Spirit, a supportive team that empowers your growth in a flexible environment, contact Dawn Lobban.

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