Part of the Solution: How Product Managers Help Researchers Find the Needle in the Haystack
Developing a therapy for incurable and untreatable diseases is a challenge. Out of 10,000 drug candidates in the lab, only one will make it to market. Driven by a commitment to advancing access to healthcare, the product management team for lab products and services at Sartorius is working to accelerate the work of researchers; to help them find that one promising candidate faster than ever before.
This article is posted on Sartorius Blog.
Finding the 1 in 10,000 with bioanalytical tools
Kimberly Wicklund heads the forty-plus-strong team. After joining Sartorius in 2017 through the acquisition of Essen BioScience, she worked her way up to lead the product management for laboratory products and services, which include products ranging from bio-analytical tools, to lab weighing, to liquid handling and lab water, to reagents and consumables, to software solutions.
"Our role is to make sure that our products meet the customers’ needs and make their experiments easier and faster, for example through automation of data acquisition and analysis," she explains.
Sartorius’ BioAnalytics portfolio, for example, covers a wide range of steps in the lab – from disease modeling to therapeutic development to cell line development: "The iQue®, the Octet®, the Incucyte® and the CellCelector address pain points of our customers: They decrease the likelihood of failure, and they reduce time and cost," Kimberly points out. "In other words: They speed up the search for that one promising drug candidate."