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Sam Brown Inc. | Healthcare Communications
We understand. You are under pressure to deliver more value, meet higher standards. Shouldn’t you demand the same from your agency?
At Sam Brown Inc., we feel personally responsible for your success. We “get” healthcare – all players in all sectors. We custom tailor your team and strategies to fit your needs and achieve your specific goals.
And, we are obsessive about service. In short, we demand excellence from ourselves in everything we do. That’s how we’ve become a leading independent, full-service healthcare communications agency. And why some of the most respected companies in healthcare have been our clients for many years.
For the best teams, proven results and personalized service, talk to Sam Brown Inc.
Sam Brown Inc. is a full-service, independent healthcare communications agency offering:
• Corporate communications
• Public relations
• Financial communications
• Brand/marketing communications
• Creative services
• Media relations
• Social media communications
• Issues and crisis management
We serve all healthcare sectors with deep expertise in:
Pharmaceuticals, with experience in dozens of therapeutic areas
Biotechnology, from start-up to commercialization/private or public
Medical devices, diagnostics
Healthcare technology and healthcare services
Professional and patient associations
Patient assistance and access programs
We get healthcare.
For every new client, our first question is always the same: What do you want to accomplish? Attract investors? Increase interest in your clinical trials? Burnish your brand or reputation? Create patient and medical advocacy? Establish disease awareness? Increase share of voice?
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at 484-380-2787 to talk about our experience in all of these areas of healthcare.
Whatever your goals, Sam Brown Inc. can help you reach them. We know how to engage with your target audiences, whether professionals, legislators, payors, caregivers, patients, government agencies or the general public. Our services span and integrate corporate communications; public, investor and media relations; creative services, and, of course, social media communications.
And everything we do is customized to fit your needs and your company like the finest tailored suit.
The right team. Spot-on strategies and tactics.
Relentless execution. Proven results.
Why We’re Different - Sam Brown Inc. has a unique business model. Based on your needs, we build customized, dedicated account teams from our nationwide network of senior healthcare communicators.
Our counselors view your goals and reputation as their personal challenges. All are consummate professionals (entrepreneurs, not employees) who take pride in their craft. They understand – it’s all about serving the clients and meeting their needs.
Our client-focused, service-oriented approach has been the key to our success since 1999. Here’s why Sam Brown has one of the highest client retention rates in our business.
In our business, client-agency relationships can be as brief as tsetse fly’s lifespan. When you work with Sam Brown Inc., you have a partner you can count on throughout your professional life.
We are exceptionally proud to be the agency for so many impressive pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare companies. These include our founding clients DuPont, GlaxoSmithKline, Yamanouchi Pharmaceuticals and the Rohm and Haas Company.
But we are even prouder of the fact many of our client companies or client personnel have worked with us for more than ten years! A number of senior executives always take us with them when they start new companies.
Our commitment to client relationships has been the key to our success. But don’t take our word for it. Call our clients to see what they have to say about us and the work we’ve done for them.
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Achillion applies expertise in biology and structure-guided design and a deep understanding of patient, clinician, and payer needs to develop innovative treatment solutions aimed at improving patients’ lives. The company’s scientific excellence, integrated capabilities and experienced team position it to successfully advance new products along the entire continuum from the bench to the patient.
Aclaris focuses on identifying, developing, and commercializing novel topical dermatological therapeutics that serve the largest and fastest growing sectors of the dermatology market and that fill unmet medical and aesthetic needs. The Company expects to develop its lead product, A-101, as a medical-professional administered in-office topical therapy for the treatment of seborrheic keratosis. Additionally the Company is pursuing indications which include the treatment of a number of other dermatologic conditions. Our team is also currently evaluating other equally promising dermatologic assets that are in various stages of preclinical & clinical development.
Alcobra Pharma is a publicly traded, emerging pharmaceutical company (NASDAQ – ADHD) primarily focused on the development and commercialization of our proprietary drug, METADOXINE EXTENDED RELEASE (MDX), to treat cognitive disorders including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Fragile X Syndrome.
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The Company’s lead product candidate is fluciclovine (18F) a PET imaging agent being developed for the detection and staging of cancer in prostate cancer patients experiencing a suspected recurrence of prostate cancer. BED filed for registration with both the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA) in 2015.
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For more than 50 years, BTG has been at the forefront of medical innovation. We
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standard of care for treating men with advanced prostate cancer.
Today, we are a growing international specialist healthcare company that is dedicated
to improving the lives of people with cancer, vascular disorders and acute care needs. www.btgplc.com
Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc., with locations in Princeton, NJ, and Vancouver, BC, is a privately held pharmaceutical company developing new and more effective therapies to treat cancer. CombiPlex®, the company's proprietary drug ratio technology platform, represents a novel approach that identifies molar ratios of drugs that will deliver a synergistic benefit, and locks the desired ratio in a nano-scale drug delivery vehicle that maintains the ratio in patients with the goal of improving clinical outcomes.
Cidara Therapeutics is a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel anti-infectives for the treatment of diseases that are inadequately addressed by current standard of care therapies. Our first product candidate is CD101 IV, a potential once-weekly intravenous therapy being developed for the treatment and prevention of systemic fungal infections. Our second product candidate, CD101 topical, is a topical formulation of CD101, the first topical application of the enchinocandin class of antifungals, for the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis, or VVC.
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ControlRad Systems is a medical device company developing products that will dramatically reduce radiation dose and exposure while maintaining acceptable image quality, workflow, and utility of existing x-ray systems by delivering the right amount of radiation to the right spot at the right time. ControlRad products integrate incremental advances in several existing technologies, hence mitigating the technical risks. The novelty lies in the patented integration, the design of the incremental advances of each component part, and the software algorithms and programs that make the system operate as designed.
CytoVas, LLC is a clinical stage, in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) company developing advanced cell- and particle-based assays for evaluating cardiovascular health. Our products leverage proprietary sample preparation, high-content, ultra-sensitive flow cytometry and biocomputation to yield a signature fingerprint of a patient’s vascular health status.
Eisai Inc. is a U.S. pharmaceutical subsidiary of Tokyo-based Eisai Co., Ltd, a research-based human health care (hhc) company that discovers, develops and markets products throughout the world. Established in 1995, Eisai Inc. began marketing its first product in the United States in 1997 and has rapidly grown to become an integrated pharmaceutical business.
Five Prime is a leader in the discovery and development of innovative protein therapeutics. They have developed a library of more than 5,700 human extracellular proteins, which we believe represent substantially all of the body’s medically important targets for protein therapeutics.
Building on this expertise in protein science, Five Prime has developed proprietary high-throughput protein screening technologies that they use to identify new targets for protein therapeutics in relatively short periods of time.
Formula Pharmaceuticals is a privately-held, oncology drug development company advancing novel therapies to address critical unmet medical needs in cancer. Formula has assembled a world-class scientific, clinical development and business team well positioned to maximize the clinical and commercial value of promising drug candidates through excellence in drug development and strategic partnering. .
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GlycoMimetics is a publicly traded, clinical-stage biotechnology company that utilizes novel and proprietary glycobiology technology to develop treatments for diseases, especially those with high unmet needs.
GlaxoSmithKline – one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies – is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.
HarborPath is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping uninsured living with HIV/AIDS and/or Hepatitis C gain access to free medications offered by Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) by creating a single place for application and medication fulfillment. This "one stop shop" portal provides a streamlined, online process to qualify individuals and deliver the donated medications of the participating pharmaceutical companies through a mail-order pharmacy.
IDT Biologika is an innovative privately-held company with more than 90 years of experience in research, development, manufacture and distribution of biologics for the global protection of human and animal health. With the expertise and capacity to handle large-scale campaign production of human vaccines and biopharmaceuticals, IDT Biologika brings development, testing and regulatory excellence along with state-of-the-art manufacturing lines required to advance projects with the highest level of quality, efficiency and consistency of supply.
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Symplmed Pharmaceuticals is a privately held pharmaceutical company optimizing the value of its medicines and those of its industry partners by streamlining the prescription process, from fulfillment and payment to therapeutic compliance and outcomes monitoring. www.symplmed.com
Teleflex Medical is committed to solving the global challenges of the changing healthcare environment in the areas of critical care and surgical applications by providing products that are less invasive, reduce infections, and improve patient safety.
Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company utilizing its breakthrough synthetic chemistry technology platform to discover and develop next-generation tetracycline antibiotics that address unmet needs such as the treatment of serious drug resistant and gram-negative infections. The company has developed an emerging pipeline of potent novel antibiotics that provide a portfolio of intravenous and oral drug candidates with the potential to treat a wide range of infections, including broad-spectrum and selective-spectrum infections.
Therakos, Inc. is an immunotherapy company focused on providing innovative treatment platforms that harness the power of each individual patient’s immune system to fight disease. We are the global leader in autologous immune cell therapy delivered through extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP). www.therakos.com
Unum is a Cambridge, MA-based cellular therapeutics company ushering in a new wave of innovation in cancer immunotherapy. Unum has built an antibody-coupled T-cell receptor (ACTR) platform that, when combined with tumor-specific antibodies, directs an individual’s cytotoxic T-lymphocytes (CTLs) to kill tumor cells. In contrast to other approaches that hit a single target and treat a narrow set of tumors, Unum’s approach is not restricted by antigens and may have applications for treating many types of cancers. www.unumrx.com
Versartis, Inc. is an endocrine-focused biopharmaceutical company developing long-acting therapeutic proteins for the treatment of endocrine disorders. The Company is initially developing somavaratan (VRS-317), its novel long-acting recombinant human growth hormone, for the treatment of pediatric growth hormone deficiency. Somavaratan is intended to reduce the burden of daily injection therapy by requiring significantly fewer injections, potentially improving compliance and yielding better treatment outcomes. The Company has recently initiated a Phase 3 clinical study of somavaratan in pediatric growth hormone deficient patients.
Vtesse, Inc. is a rare disease company dedicated to developing drugs for the unmet medical needs of patients suffering from severe and life-threatening diseases. Vtesse launched in 2015 to develop and seek regulatory approval for VTS-270, a modified form of cyclodextrin that has been evaluated in preclinical and clinical studies at institutes within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to treat patients with Niemann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC). They are working to conduct preclinical discovery and development of other novel drugs for NPC and other lysosomal storage diseases (LSDs). www.vtessepharma.com
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