The Product is the Process – The Master Cell Bank 2

The Critical Importance of the Master Cell Bank Our last post, ‘The Product is the Process – The Master Cell Bank 1‘, unequivocally presented the genetically-engineered cells that produce ‘protein-based drugs’, as the foundation of biopharmaceutical production. So fundamental are these cell lines in fact, that if a manufacturer were to lose them to contamination for example, further production would be impossible. Additionally, restoration … Read More


The Product is the Process – The Master Cell Bank 1

Introduction The phrase ‘The Product is the Process‘, encapsulates the unique relationship between the production process and the characteristics of the resultant biopharmaceutical product. This inextricable relationship between the process and the product is not seen with the production of conventional chemically-derived drugs. With conventional drugs, it is not uncommon for the sequence of production steps to be altered with little effect on the final … Read More


Nailing Your Med Rep Interview

Med Rep Interview

Introduction In our previous two articles from this series, we discussed the appeal of med rep jobs and later, the duties and responsibilities of med reps. In this final article, we look at successfully interviewing for your Medical Sales Representative (Med Rep) job. A Note on Qualifications You should be aware that employers generally require applicants for Med Rep Jobs … Read More


The Med Rep Job Description

Female Med Rep Presenter

Introduction In our last post, ‘So you Want to be a Med Rep?‘ we explored ‘The appeal of Medical Sales Representative (Med Rep) jobs particularly among science graduates’. We concluded that the job does in fact possess a number of desirable characteristics and benefits that appeal to a variety of job-seekers, even those with non-science backgrounds. The question that arose as we closed that article however, … Read More


So you Want to be a Med Rep?

Introduction Over nearly two decades in the pharmaceutical industry, I’ve been approached a great many times for information and insight on becoming a medical sales representative (Med Rep). To that end I thought it would be an interesting exercise to capture in writing, much of what I have shared while addressing questions on the topic. I’m hoping this series of … Read More