Gen Li

Gen Li is president of Phesi. He can be reached at


Site Activation: The Key to More Efficient Clinical Trials

A new study of hundreds of thousands of clinical trial records reveals that the overall length of a trial is directly related to how long it takes to activate the study sites - and that most companies are wasting precious weeks and even months in activation. Here's how to improve your performance.

Balanced Scorecard for R&D

Not long ago the average pharma development organization spent $100 to $200 million a year. It consisted of about 100 people working on only a half dozen compounds. Its leaders typically knew all their employees by name. There was a good deal of visibility within the organization: Managers could see from top to bottom and could make decisions aided by nothing but their own brains.