Ed Miseta

Ed Miseta

Ed Miseta is chief editor for the website Clinical Leader, executive editor for Life Science Leader magazine, conference chair for Clinical Leader Forum, and host of Clinical Leader Live. Ed studied Business Economics at The Pennsylvania State University and also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Ed has been a writer for more than 12 years and has been covering clinical research since January 2013. Ed spent 10 years in banking and investments and also taught economics at Penn State for 8 years. In his current position, Ed interviews clinical executives from pharmaceutical and biotech companies and shares their insights with readers. His primary focus is on best practices, challenges faced and overcome, clinical trends, partnering, and implementing new technologies. He has also moderated numerous speaker panels at industry conferences and trade shows.


  • COVID-19 & The Virtual Trial Rush: Front-Line Insights

    The COVID-19 pandemic caught many sponsor companies and sites unprepared. Clinical trial participants were told to stay home for their own safety and to relieve the burden on site personnel. For companies that had millions invested in trials that required data from those patients, panic set in and the rush was on for new technology solutions.

  • UPS Pain In The Chain Survey: Pharma Makes Gains In Compliance, Partnerships

    UPS' Pain in the Chain survey is one of the best ways to understand where life science companies stand on the issues making logistics a headache and keeping executives up at night. Since 2008, the survey of healthcare and life science supply chain professionals has attempted to determine the needs of these companies.

  • Should You Outsource Your Pharma Supply Chain?

    Have you thought about taking the bold step of outsourcing some or all of your pharma supply chain? If so, you won’t be the first company to consider it. But is outsourcing the best option?

  • Lilly Banks On Equity Investing To Grow Pipeline

    Lilly continues to partner with academic institutions and biotech companies, and more recently has been entering into a greater number of collaborations with other Big Pharma companies. But one area where the company has devoted significant resources, and which is certainly a big part of Lilly’s partnering strategy, is equity investing.   

  • WIB Profile: Sponsors And CMOs Require Production Flexibility

    Drug manufacturers today are increasingly demanding flexibility in their manufacturing processes. So who better to provide those solutions than someone who has spent her career dealing with change.


  • Is The Orphan Drug Act Hurting The Patient Population?

    The intent of the Orphan Drug Act was a good one. The problem is the success of the act may now be discouraging pharma companies from pursuing medicines that would be more beneficial to the patient population as a whole, in order to pursue a more profitable treatment for an orphan disease with a much smaller number of patients. 

  • Opdivo And Praluent Expected To Lead The Class Of 2015

    Which pharma offerings should you keep an eye on in 2015? Thomson Reuters has released its 2015 Drugs To Watch report, with insights into those medications expected to enter the market this year and make a big splash for their developers.

  • Hiring A Chief Medical Officer May Sound Good, But…

    Laurie Halloran has seen many firms succeed where others have failed. She will tell you she started her company after speaking to many executives about how to grow their companies, get funding, make it through clinical testing, and finally going commercial.

  • 21st Century Cures Gets Closer To Revolutionizing The Pharma Industry

    If you’re a regular reader of my articles, you know my background is in economics, and I tend to favor free markets over more central control. But when I first became aware of the 21st Century cures initiative last year, I felt it was something the industry needed.

  • FDA Regs Help Secure The Global Supply Chain

    A better strategy, coordination, and additional tools will help keep medicines and ingredients safe.