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The Differences Working for Biotech vs. Pharma Review

The other day I was interviewed by author Mark Terry for Biospace and today I just read his article, ” Biotech vs.Pharma: Which is the Better Place to Work?” The piece is well written and very informative on a subject that confuses many people. I touched on the subject in a previous post, “Pharmaceutical Recruiting vs. Biotechnology Recruiting: Is there a Difference? ” and Mark updates the subject in his new piece. I particularly like the advice to be wary of stock options and do your homework. I know a lot of scientists who are holding worthless stock now.

Anything changed? If anything I think the lines are even more blurred between the labels pharmaceutical and biotechnology. Maybe some day we will stop using the terms completely and just use drug R&D companies.

I want to thank Mark for reaching out to me for my thoughts on the subject.