That's Nice developer Parth Tarasaria is
headed back to North Carolina this afternoon after a week in the New York office. The team gathered yesterday evening for what we hope was not a farewell, but more of a see-you-soon...
Gwenael Servant, managing director of Servier’s contract manufacturing business, is ready to answer any questions you may have about the company’s Embedded Protection for Your Molecule value offering. Stop by Servier’s booth #71 to learn more!
A lot is happening at Avara following the company’s latest acquisition of Canada’s largest sterile injectables plant and adjacent world-class Center of Excellence for development from Novartis. Stop by ChemOutsourcing booth #57 to learn more about Avara’s enhanced sterile processing capabilities and how the CDMO can deliver on your next project!
Drug discovery scientists are finding new therapies and deriving knowledge from the most unusual of sources. We’re not claiming this little guy we stumbled upon in the woods of Tennessee necessarily holds the key to unlocking the next big breakthrough in life science, but the amount of innovation occurring in the field certainly has us seeing things differently. Where are your R&D resources focused?
As we spend more time visiting clients in Tennessee and exploring the southern Appalachian Mountains, we’re thinking camo might be the new fall staple—one we may even take back to NYC as a reminder of the fresh air and unadulterated oxygen sorely lacking in the concrete jungle we call home.
Heading into fall, we’re seeing a new fashion trend emerge at That’s Nice as our managing director, Nigel Walker, becomes acquainted with his woodsy side—but not at the sacrifice of his signature Lamborghini garb. “Deep in the woods, a world cut in half,” he said of the ensemble.
Eugene Hsiu, account executive for That’s Nice, is on scene at ChemOutsourcing in New Jersey preparing our clients for
event kickoff. Eugene, pictured here, is putting the finishing touches on Servier’s booth #71.
Adama Coulibaly has translated art into fashion with a selection of new wearable pieces, including this fierce new jacket. New York Fashion Week 2018 may be a wrap, but there’s always next year—and many to come for Adama, we're sure.
Despite having helped coordinate the entire office shoot, our new junior account executive Lulu Ruan became a bit shy when the lens was turned her way. Lulu joined That's Nice this summer and is
pursuing her master's degree at NYU.
At That’s Nice, we are admittedly a bit fanatical over Star Wars (some of us more than others). We’ll assume this shot is part of a larger story that we’ll see play out over the coming weeks as our corporate video is finalized—though this could be just what it looks like: Accounts Director Wei Gao emerging from the elevator with two of our best ‘troopers in tow.
The team took what we all thought was a break from shooting yesterday to enjoy some NYC pizza in honor of our out-of-town guests, but it turns out the camera was still rolling as everyone noshed.
New York City artist Adama Coulibaly has been at That’s Nice working on a number of pieces for upcoming exhibitions. Pictured in front of—and in—some of his latest work is Adama himself, alongside That’s Nice Business Manager Anthony Reda.
Members of the Nice Design, Digital and Accounts teams came together for a group shot during yesterday’s photo and video shoot at the New York City office. We are happy to be welcoming back our Senior Designer, Kyoko, who started with That’s Nice 10 years ago in New York before moving to our Shanghai office for a year. Ten years later, she’s come full circle!
Our North Carolina-based interactive developer Parth Tarasaria made an opportune trip to New York this week, just in time to escape the impending hurricane that is threatening the southeastern U.S. And, as luck would have it, he arrived just in time for the That's Nice office video shoot. Parth worked at our former Nice Digital office in Apex, North Carolina and is finally getting to meet the rest of the team.
A new corporate video is in the works at That’s Nice and our digital capture team is back in New York capturing our newest team members as well as the few who missed the previous shoot. Our photographer and videographer Lucas Visser is behind the Nikon D850 setting up the screen and gimbal for smooth movement.
Elan Harris, Illustration Director at That's Nice, brought his four-month-old daughter Veronica into the office today for a glimpse at Dad's award-winning illustration skills. While we're sure she was impressed, she was intensely fixated on her toy giraffe, although her big blue eyes did perk up when she realized it was time for her close-up.
With some level of amusement, one of our clients decided to share these two characters from the movie "Despicable Me 3" with the commentary that they reminded him of our Managing Director, Nigel Walker, and Haig Barrett business partner, Haig Armaghanian. Can you guess who's who?
In New York, Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, and the official start of the school year. With temperatures well into the 90s this weekend, there was still plenty of summer sunshine to justify one more dip in the pool for Nigel's son Luke before he hits the books on Tuesday.
A day of entertaining clients in Tennessee wouldn’t be complete without hitting the golf course. Cattails at MeadowView Golf Course served as the ideal venue on what turned out to be an ideal day for a few rounds.
Luke Walker, son of That’s Nice Managing Director, Nigel Walker, is looking forward to his school's annual science fair in the fall. This will be his first time participating in the event and, as we expect, he will be following in the footsteps of his older sister, who has won first, second and third place over the past three years.
That’s Nice is scoping out the scene in Johnson City, Tennessee today looking at potential retention venues for our recruitment drive.
Last Friday, August 17th,
That’s Nice bid farewell to three of our summer
interns—Gabriela Estupinan and Nicole Ip—along
with our longtime employee Mimi Chen who is moving to the West Coast. Thank you for all your hard work and best of luck in your next endeavors!
Number 18 Kyle Busch on the M&M team was on fire at Bristol this
weekend. Two laps down at the start of the race, he and made it all
the way back to second place before crashing out just 16 laps before
the checker flag.
After a week of client meetings down south, Nigel decided to extend
his trip a bit to catch the NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway in
Bristol, Tennessee. Pictured here is one of his favorite pit stops—the
Sunoco gas filling station.
It’s race weekend in Bristol, Tennessee, and Nigel has decided to
dress accordingly. With a little help from the folks at Bass Pro
Shops, looks like he’s ready to hit the track—or the woods.
After an early morning start at UPM Pharmaceuticals in Bristol, Tennessee, Nigel took a moment to enjoy the serenity of the landscape before heading over to the Bristol Food City 300 at Bristol Speedway - his first visit since the infamous go-round during last year's
Road to BIO
While in Bristol, Tennessee for business, our managing director, Nigel
Walker, took a quick step off the beaten path to visit “The Olde
Farm,” an exclusive golf course and retreat founded by philanthropist
Jim McGlothlin. Located just outside of Bristol, Virginia, the private
golf club is one of the most highly acclaimed in the country.
That's Nice is in Tennessee today visiting Gregory Pharmaceutical Holdings (GPH) and its founding members, John and Jeff Gregory. For the past eight years, we have been supporting UPM Pharmaceuticals, a division of GPH, and look forward to learning more about the parent company of our longstanding client.
As a market research intern, Gabriela is supporting our Nice Insight research offering by collecting and analyzing data on the pharmaceutical market and identifying key trends. She is from New Providence, New Jersey and is currently pursuing her B.S. in biochemistry from Santa Clara University in California.
That’s Nice Business Manager Anthony Reda has 25 years of strategic business development experience in the pharmaceutical specialty and fine chemical industries. At That’s Nice, he is helping to drive the expansion of Nice Consulting and Nice Match to achieve our clients’ goals for growth.
Nicole has joined the Nice Insight team as a market research intern, collecting valuable data on the pharmaceutical market. Originally from Hong Kong, Nicole is attending the University of St. Andrews in Scotland where she is pursuing her B.S. in Neuroscience.
Lina Ma is leveraging her experience in exhibitions and events to support a number of agency functions, including industry events, client media placements and Nice Gift promotional planning. She graduated from the University of Exeter in the U.K., where she earned her B.A. in management and leadership.
Our new project management intern Lulu Ruan recently moved to New York from Shanghai to pursue her M.S. in integrated marketing at NYU. She is supporting the accounts team with various company initiatives, most recently helping to coordinate an entire office video shoot.
That's Nice is visiting customers in the south over the next two days. Our first stop in Atlanta, Georgia is bringing back memories from the 1996 Olympics, for which we designed the US Olympic team crest that the athletes wore on their uniforms. This was done in collaboration with f
Henry Grethel Apparel.
Marken, a UPS company, has
launched a new website
highlighting its full range of clinical trial logistics solutions. Marken is the global leader in providing patient-centric supply chain solutions for the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, and That’s Nice is proud to have been serving Marken as Agency of Record for the past six years. Visit
to learn more!
After losing a GoPro on I-684 somewhere between Connecticut and New York, the Lambo crew took a pause to take inventory (one down, five left intact), download and change batteries before taking a cruise through Times Square in Manhattan.
We always have to take advantage when our Director of Digital Capture Brian Pierce is in town. Following a long day of shooting at the office
, Brian, along with fellow ‘Nice’ photographer Lucas Visser, orchestrated a Lamborghini photo shoot with Nigel Walker in Connecticut.
The team celebrated the birthday of our Strategy Director, Mark Allen, by putting together a fun 19-year history of his time in New York. Pictured here are some of our longest-time employees, including the birthday boy himself, Mark Allen (23 years at That’s Nice), Director of Digital Capture, Brian Pierce (21 years at That’s Nice), and Illustration Director, Elan Harris (22 years at That’s Nice).
The ‘real feel’ in New York City reached 104 degrees on August 5th.
Thankfully, the humidity stayed relatively low, but it was a stifling
Two years ago, Foster Delivery Science invested in a new GMP facility
as part of a larger investment in its pharmaceutical capabilities.
Vice President Tony Listro was a gracious host as That’s Nice Managing
Director Nigel Walker paid a visit to the new facility in Putnam, CT.
It was also a pleasure to meet the company’s founder and CEO, Larry
Manuel Fernandes, General Manager, Portugal, for Chartwell Actives,
sent us this great group shot from our visit earlier this week.
Judging by Nigel’s hand placement, we’re guessing his thought bubble
might read, “Did I lose my keys?”
Mary Lee Schiesz, Manager of Business Development for UPM Pharmaceuticals, met with the That's Nice account team in New York for a 2019 strategic planning session. It's always great to touch base with one of our longest-standing clients, and we look forward to what lies ahead for the UPM team
Polpharma continues to make great progress on its new biologics facility with continued investment in both single-use and fixed, stainless-steel fed-batch technologies.
While in Lisbon for business, That’s Nice Managing Director Nigel Walker visited Chartwell Actives, an API services company led by General Manager Manuel Eduardo Fernandes. This close-knit team of multidisciplinary scientists is driving the next generation of specialty pharma.
Based on a 100-plus year-old chlorine facility in northern Lisbon, this facility in Santa Iria, Portugal is now a small hub for specialty pharma companies.
It’s been 12 months since our Road to BIO trek across America as we begin to plan the next journey, which will involve four characters from the That’s Nice network. Stay tuned over the next 12-24 months for details on our upcoming traveling campaign.
While visiting our client in Gdańsk, one of three Baltic cities
comprising Tricity, Poland, the team found time in between meetings to
take in some of the rich history and culture the area has to offer.
St. Dominic's Fair is the largest open-air trade and cultural event in
Poland and a summer staple of Gdansk, attracting tourists from across
Central and Eastern Europe—and on this day, the northeastern US!
Back in 1987, That’s Nice Managing Director Nigel Walker worked on the gate at Lord’s Cricket Ground for a summer of tests against various international teams. Thirty-one years later, Nigel returned to the grounds with friend and business partner Haig Armaghanian to see Naple and Holland play in a one-day match.
That’s Nice is visiting the ancient city of Gdansk, Poland, to meet with our customer, Polpharma Biologics. The life science community is growing in this Baltic city on the sea, and with the low cost of living and continued corporate investment, expats are returning home.
While visiting London this weekend, Nigel met up with an old friend and business partner, Haig Armaghanian. The two visited the flower nursery inside St. John’s Wood—an interesting find in the middle of London.
That’s Nice has a meeting this morning in the previously owned McKinsey & Company offices in
. Can’t miss a photo op in front of this beautifully decorated building overlooking the English garden at the heart of the city.
While walking through Munich early this morning, we came upon two unusual sights—a 20-kilometer English garden in the middle of the city and some surfers looking to catch what we can only assume was the
A late-night trip through Munich found Nigel in front of the brightly lit Allianz Arena, the 75,000-seating capacity football stadium that’s been home to the mighty FC Bayern Munich since 2005.
After a marathon week of meetings, Nigel is "taking a half day" for a bit of inspiration at the Pompeii ruins near Napoli, Italy. Mount Vesuvius erupted more than 2,000 years ago, covering the village in lava.
That's Nice is in southern Italy today for a plant tour of Capua BioServices S.p.A. Elise Mous, Director of Sales & Marketing / Business Development for Capua, was gracious enough to show us around the facility while specifically highlighting the CDMO's microbial fermentation capabilities.
We are happy to be welcoming back our research and strategic content intern Marc Technow who recently graduated with his master’s degree from the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne, Germany. Congratulations and welcome back to the team!
That’s Nice looks forward to starting a new relationship with Doppel, a CDMO that has repositioned itself over the past 24 months and looks to expand as we move into 2019.
That's Nice is in Rodano, Italy visiting Olon S.p.A., a powerhouse in the European generics space. Olon is working to expand from its core generics business to meet the needs of a wider client base.
On July 25th, 2018, Mark Allen, British-born Strategy Director and Partner of That's Nice, became an American citizen. With a smile on his face and American flag in hand, he's off to celebrate over what we can only assume will be a Bud and a burger (this later confirmed by the newly minted citizen himself).
That’s Nice has just wrapped a meeting with ABF Ingredients, part of the 13.4 billion-pound British giant, Associated British Foods.
With a few found minutes in between meetings, Nigel is enjoying another fine day in France. Naturally, he’s stumbled upon a London pub in Paris, aptly named “The Cricketer.”
A new vision for
is emerging as we move into 2019. Stay tuned!
With so much buzz around sugary drinks—and some regions limiting the quantities available for purchase—we thought we’d share this useful graphic that, in our opinion, best represents the sugar content for seven of the most popular drinks around the world. When we talk about tablespoons of sugar, the measurement can be unclear, especially to young people, but try eating a bag of sugar without the delivery system (i.e., the can or bottle).
That’s Nice is visiting Cenexi in Paris today to renew our multi-year agreement with the expanding steriles leader. We look forward to what lies ahead for Cenexi under the leadership of new CEO Francois Hincker.
That’s Nice is in Paris today renewing our contract with longtime client Servier CDMO and meeting the organization’s new General Manager, Arnaud Girard. We look forward to our continued relationship with the world-class CDMO embedded within the leading international pharmaceutical group, Servier.
Nigel Walker and Brian Pierce of That’s Nice joined Servier CDMO’s Gwenael Servant in France this weekend for a journey in his first restored plane.
The team had all the confidence in the world hopping into this 1950 North American Aviation T-28 Trojan—that is, until they went airborne.
Keeping in line with the theme of the weekend, a 1940 “World War II” Jeep was used to extract a series of vintage jets from their hangers as members of the That’s Nice team and one of our clients enjoyed some aerial fun in an airfield just outside of Paris.
The 1943 model of this historic two-seater was one of
8,584 Kaydets built by Boeing between 1936 and 1944
, which remained in service until the early 1990s, was widely used by the U.S. Army and Navy as a trainer aircraft. Today, it continues to be flown, on rare occasions, by airplane aficionados like our friend Gwenael.
This 1943 Boeing Stearman “Kaydet” Trainer is being piloted by Gwenael Servant, a longtime friend and client of That’s Nice. We had the opportunity to see Dr. Servant’s passion come to life this weekend when we joined him for some aerial action at a private airfield in France.
…You find yourself upside down traveling at 550 knots over the French country side. Caption that photo.
A well-prepared Brian Pierce is set for what might as well be a bombing run, as there’s no room for hesitation today. The skills he gained during his time in the Coast Guard seem to be translating well as he takes flight.
Brian Pierce takes off on the biplane's maiden voyage. As the wind begins to pick up, we realize this is no time for amateur hour.
The Lamborghini Urus is out and, as far as Nigel is concerned, is a must-add to the That’s Nice Lambo portfolio—orange or not.
Members of the That’s Nice team are in Paris this weekend for an exhilarating experience with one of our clients. As usual, Nigel Walker is at the ready with the Nikon D5.
Servier CDMO Managing Director Gwenael Servant and That’s Nice Director of Digital Capture Brian Pierce are 30 miles south of Paris scouting an old World War II airfield before taking flight
in Dr. Servant’s first restored plane.
Our managing director, Nigel Walker, experienced the ultimate NYC nightmare this morning when his car overheated in standstill traffic. The vehicle, he says, nearly set fire, with the coolant temperature hitting
130+ degrees as the oil pressure plummeted. "Meltdown was just around the corner," he said.
A steam pipe has blown on Fifth Avenue, just 50 yards from our Flatiron, NYC headquarters. Major repairs are needed, as hot steam is rises at least 22 stories high.
After 50 hours of mid-summer pruning, edging and laying down a fresh layer of mulch, the front garden of Nigel's Westchester County home is ready for some late-summer festivities.
The That's Nice NYC team celebrated the birthday of our founder and managing director, Nigel Walker, with a post-lunchtime treat of apple pie à la mode. Wishing Nigel a very happy birthday and a joyous year ahead!
As the French celebrate a tremendous World Cup victory over the small
country of Croatia, That’s Nice Accounts Director Wei Gao is in France
mixing it up with the locals. Congratulations to France (and our
French clients) on their World Cup win!
Accounts Director, Partner,
Wei Gao is enjoying the sites and sounds of Paris on his summer vacation. Can you spot the Eiffel Tower?
win over Sweden, England has advanced to the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990 – a feat that has not just the British-born members of our team reveling in this long-awaited triumph. We’ll be cheering on Harry and the boys
as the team meets Croatia in Moscow.
Wei Gao poses in
Weert, Netherlands, in front of a local church.
The stars seem to be in alignment on Nigel's World Cup bracket as Germany is out and England doesn't miss a penalty.
Director of Digital Capture stops to feed the goats at the team's Bed and Breakfast in Holland.
Nigel takes a quick "food-with-a-view" snap at a resort club while on vacation in Hawaii. The first marketing book published by That’s Nice was called
which made this a fitting photo op 23 years later.
After moving into a new house last year, Nigel Walker has been busy designing custom furniture for his kids’ study room. The ‘live edge’ style will help transform what has previously a playroom into a more sophisticated study space. The desks are made from a grafted orchard tree, which gives them an interesting shape and depth, mostly at the ends. The graft line of the English walnut to black walnut is also visible.
Photo credit: Russ Lowgren, Fabricator
The restoration and technology update of an American biplane will be taking flight in July as Director of Digital Capture Brian Pierce and Managing Director Nigel Walker document the aerial adventure of one of our key client accounts.
Established New York City photographer Lucas Visser will be supporting That's Nice Director of Digital Capture Brian Pierce as we ramp up our in-house video team. As part of the expansion, we will be utilizing the newly created Ronin Nikon fly-through setup, with the iPhone serving as back up.
Accounts Director, is traveling in Amsterdam with the Director of Digital Capture, Brian Pierce. He's pictured here among the tourists!
Visiting Pearl Harbor and being reminded of the loss of life on December 7th, 1941, we are humbled by the determination demonstrated by the service men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Always on the lookout for a bit of ‘nice’ in nature, Nigel came across this tree while on vacation in Hawaii this week. Unique in shape, size and, of course, color, he declared it a ‘That’s Nice’ tree, which means we could see something similar in a future campaign concept...
That’s Nice’s Nigel Walker hikes Diamond Head Crater while on vacation in Hawaii. A “walk in the park” compared to Mt. Fuji, he reports.
Taking in some of the serene landscape along Hawaii’s Waikiki Beach, it’s hard to believe the destruction happening just an island away as Kona’s Kilauea continues to spill lava rivers into the Pacific.
That’s Nice Managing Director Nigel Walker made bit of a detour this week to the Hawaiian Islands. As lava continues to flow from the Big Island’s erupting Kilauea volcano, it’s business as usual on Oahu.
Harry Kane, England captain, turns on the magic to beat Tunisia in the 91st minute of the first World Cup game. On to game two of the Russian adventure—England vs. Panama on
Founding ‘father’ of That’s Nice, Nigel Walker, received the gift of luxury this Father’s Day in the form of a Cartier watch. As is typical of our creative-minded director, he was just as enamored with the intricately designed packaging as the timepiece inside.
BrammerBio has finished the new mezzanine reception area at its Binney Street facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Understanding viral vectors is no easy feat, but a few hours with CSO Dr. Richard Snyder will bring you up to speed
The BIO International Convention has come to a close, and That’s Nice is reflecting on an exhilarating week of business and biotech at the Boston Convention Center where it all took place.
That’s Nice was thrilled to meet so many of our clients and other industry leaders in the biotech hub of Cambridge, Massachusetts during this week’s BIO International Convention in Boston.
Nigel Walker, managing director for That’s Nice, reported a refreshing conversation and overall great meeting with AGC Biologics at BIO 2018 this week. President and CEO Gustavo Mahler continues to lead the company after 10 years of commitment.
The management team at BioVectra came out in full force at this year’s BIO International Convention following the recent expansion of its biomanufacturing capacity in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Capua, Italy-based Capua BioServices proudly displays its Italian heritage at this year’s BIO International Convention in Boston.
Avara debuted its expanded capabilities at BIO 2018 following its acquisition of Novartis’ sterile manufacturing facility in Canada.
That’s Nice is proud to be supporting UPM Pharmaceuticals at BIO 2018 and other industry events throughout the year. Pictured here are Mary Lee Schiesz, Manager, Business Development for UPM, and Guy Tiene, Business Director and Partner for That’s Nice.
With the industry in Boston for biotech’s largest annual event, That’s Nice had the opportunity to visit several clients in the nearby innovation hub of Kendall Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Incheon-based Samsung BioLogics took the prize at BIO 2018, giving yet another winning presentation showcasing the organization’s expertise and leadership in biopharmaceutical manufacturing.
While in Boston for the BIO International Convention, That’s Nice met with the senior management team from the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based BrammerBio, a viral vector CDMO specializing in cell and gene therapy.
That’s Nice wished recent intern Marc Technow good luck as he returns to Cologne to complete his Masters after a short break over the Summer.
Research and strategy apply all their skills to the challenge inherent in getting the wrapper off. the cake.
It’s the last day of setup before the BIO International Convention kicks off at the Boston Convention Center
, and the last-minute hustle is in full swing. Pictured here is
That’s Nice Managing Director
Nigel Walker, , who is preparing for a whirlwind week of client meetings and new business development.
A happy garden makes for a happy gardener, and with more than 700 roses in bloom for the first crop of the summer at his Bronxville, New York home, That’s Nice Managing Director Nigel Walker is considerably content.
We hit over 100,000 searches in the past seven months on Pharma's Almanac, a goal we are delighted to have reached on the eve of BIO 2018 in Boston. Of these searches, 16 percent were related to biologics.
Jim Greenwood, CEO of BIO International, is pictured here at BIO 2017 being interviewed by Steve Kuehn in the glitter-wrapped chrome Lamborghini Roadster. Jim is a powerhouse and leader in the biotech industry and, as we learned in our interview, has a passion for a 1973 E-Type Jaguar.
Marken, a UPS company, continues to lead the market with new technology connecting researchers, manufacturers and patients through critical supply chain solutions. Visit
to see more.
When a brand can be communicated, without words, it’s worth following. The Versace brand is one of those brands.
If you are attending BIO 2018 in Boston this week, be sure to visit
in booth #743. Elise Mous, Director of Sales & Marketing / Business Development, will be exhibiting along with the rest of her team.
at BIO 2018 booth #363. Executive Director of Global Business Development John Hong and Business Development Lead Kevin Sharp from the commercial team will be welcoming prospective customers.
at BIO International in Boston,
, in booth #267. Alcami is continuing to enhance the experience for its customers with the implementation of an on-demand customer portal.
, now a UPS company, has just debuted the latest evolution of its creative campaign, emphasizing why the global logistics leader should be the only choice for your patient-centric supply chain. After six years, we continue to push the envelope with Marken.
Will the chrome and glitter Lambo make an appearance at BIO on June 4th in Boston? No promises, but we’d be on the lookout…
Twelve months ago, seven young men embarked on a journey of a lifetime from Boston to San Diego for BIO 2017. We take a look back at our best moments in this video short, accessible via the following link:
, the “Refreshingly Adaptable CDMO” led by President Oliver Technow, will be exhibiting at BIO 2018 in Boston
. Stop by booth #1215 to learn more about BioVectra and the organization’s microbial fermentation capabilities.
Global clinical supply chain logistics leader Marken continues to advance its creative campaign to emphasize its leadership in supporting the patient-centric supply chain. Visit
to see more.
Terry S. Novak, COO of Tedor Pharma, discusses how Tedor is employing a flexible approach to helping customers overcome complex formulation challenges by leveraging the organization’s extensive technical and regulatory track record. Check out the full article
, and, to learn more about Tedor, visit
If you’re attending BIO 2018, be sure to visit booth #1155 to see what’s happening at
and get to know the senior leadership—Dr. Thomas Rösch, Vice President Biopharma Engineering & Technology; Federico Pollano, SVP of Business Development; Frank Mathias, CEO and Ralf Otto, COO.
Tony Listro, Vice President, Technical Business Development for Foster Delivery Science, discusses the company’s specialized expertise in hot melt extrusion (HME), and the importance of outsourcing this technology to a specialized, reliable provider. Read the full article
, and, to learn more about Foster, visit
Q2 issue of Pharma’s Almanac
, Thomas Page, Ph.D., Vice President of Engineering and Asset Development for Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, discusses the benefits of mobile, modular design for the development of next-generation viral vectors and gene therapies. To learn more about Fujifilm, visit
or stop by BIO International booth #863.
Karen Fallen, Vice President, Business Unit Head of Clinical Development & Manufacturing at Lonza, describes
how biopharmaceuticalcompanies can overcome challenges
inherent to complex biologic drug candidates. To learn more about Lonza, visit
or, better yet, visit the team at BIO booth # 563!
Federal Equipment Company continues to lead the pharmaceutical small molecule drug product used equipment space. Matt Hicks, COO & Counsel at Federal Equipment, discusses ways to
boost ROI through equipment liquidation
in the Next-Generation issue of Pharma’s Almanac.
Gustavo F. Mahler, President and CEO of AGC Biologics, talks “
Meeting BioPharma Contract Manufacturing Needs with a Flexible Global Network
” in the Q2 issue of Pharma’s Almanac. Learn more about AGC’s development and manufacturing capabilities at BIO International in Boston
at BIO International in Boston
—booth# 903. UPM will be exhibiting at BIO for the first time and we look forward to supporting the team.
Avara Pharmaceutical Services
at BIO International in Boston
where the expanding CDMO will be exhibiting in booth # 1005. Avara’s senior business development team will be attending the show on the heels of a major acquisition in Canada that will significantly expand the organization’s sterile fill finish capacity.
How do you take a
middle-market CRO or CDMO to the next level
? In the Q2 issue of Pharma’s Almanac, Jeffrey Marlough, Managing Director for Castleford Capital, discusses how investment firms are helping contract service organizations expand their market share. To learn more about Castleford, visit
Look out for Gwenael Servant, Managing Director of Servier CDMO, at BIO International in Boston
. Gwenael and the Servier team will be exhibiting at booth# 731 as the organization closes in on the final stages of its oncology portfolio acquisition from Shire.
Wes Wheeler, CEO of clinical logistics leader Marken, discusses key strategies for navigating the clinical supply chain in the new era of patient-centric trials.
Read the full article
in the Q2 issue of Pharma’s Almanac and learn more about Marken’s patient-centric supply chain solutions at
Nigel Walker, Managing Director for That’s Nice, examines the evolution of the biopharmaceutical industry in this quarter’s Nice Insight Overview in Pharma’s Almanac. View the full article
, and we hope to see you at BIO 2018 in Boston
Lugi Trussardo, CEO of Olon Ricerca Bioscience, discusses the specific benefits of the integrated CDMO model in his article, “
Strengthening the Outsource Service Offering through Integration
” in the Q2 issue of Pharma’s Almanac. To learn more, visit Olon at BIO International booth #743 June 5th-7th in Boston.
Kevin Bottomley, Partner at Results Healthcare, shares his insights on M&A and licensing strategies to expand both product portfolios and market reach. View the full article on
and learn more about Results Healthcare by visiting
In case you haven't heard, BrammerBio is moving so fast they will eclipse 700 staff by the end of 2018. What an amazing story the founders have to tell. That's Nice is incredibly delighted to be a part of this amazing story.
The Q2 cover of
is the second in a series of four this year that will blow the doors off of anything we’ve ever done by the time we unveil the Q4 edition. The issue prominently features, among others, Marken, BrammerBio, CRB and Federal
Equipment Company—market leaders across the board.
Vladas Algirdas Bumelis, CEO and chairman of the board for Biotechpharma, talks
State-of-the-Art Biologics Manufacturing in an Unexpected Location
in the Q2 issue of Pharma’s Almanac. To learn more about the rapidly expanding CDMO, visit Biotechpharma at BIO 2018 at the Boston Convention Center – booth# 1171!
Peter Boeddeker, Director of Quality Management for Baxter BioPharma Solutions, shares the benefits of a risk-based approach in addressing the challenges of manufacturing in a multi-product facility. Read the
in the latest issue of Pharma’s Almanac and learn more about Baxter BioPharma at
Unither Pharmaceuticals is back in the latest issue of Pharma’s Almanac highlighting their single-use technologies, which include blow-fill-seal, liquid stick packs and other innovative dosage forms. To learn more about Unither’s unique delivery solutions, visit
Hannes Teissl, Vice President of Polpharma Biologics, discusses building a biologics business from the ground up in the latest issue of Pharma’s Almanac. Read the full article
, and be sure to visit Polpharma Biologics at BIO International in Boston
– they’ll be in booth # 1543!
Marc Technow is coming to the end of his 3 months internship at That’s Nice, he’s done a great job of fitting in with the research and strategic content team, we wish him all the best as he graduates next week in Germany.
After a slow uptick in 2018, we have reached 13,000 followers on LinkedIn, thanks to the dedication of our business logistics manager (and chief social media recruit), Albert Bruan. A big thanks to Albert for his hard work and perseverance on this long road!
On our last day in London, we stopped to visit Haig Armaghanian, our business partner from Haig Barrett, and Phil Neill, the former managing director of our UK office. At That’s Nice, we are proud of the enduring relationships we maintain across the business, from our strategic partners to our customers.
The New York team enjoyed a lunchtime treat before heading out for the long weekend, compliments of That's Nice Business Logistics Manager, Albert Bruan. Thank you, Albert, for the pizza
and your service!
The Pharma’s Almanac Q2 issue was delivered to the That’s Nice Headquarters this afternoon, we can’t wait to read it over the Memorial Day break!
Trilantic Europe is a mid-market private equity firm with investments across a number of industries, including healthcare. No better way to round out our nine-company excursion this week than with a visit to Trilantic’s offices in central Milan to discuss the growth of the industry.
It’s the last day of our European travels as we head over to meet with one of the largest API manufacturers in Europe. A main takeaway from our journey has been that innovation is thriving in pharma and biotech worldwide, as the various individuals with whom we’ve met are working to solve some of the greatest challenges in modern medicine.
We’ve landed in Milan for the last leg of our European trip to meet with Olon SpA, a European leader in API manufacturing. With the company’s recent expansion of its clinical API manufacturing capabilities in the US, it’s time to talk strategy.
It’s a peaceful
Thursday around Paris’ museums as That’s Nice catches up with our longtime client and friend Gwenaël Servant, Managing Director for Servier CDMO.
Grabbing a quick craft brew with lunch before our next client meeting, we opted for the Ambree Porte Doree—a beer Nigel wagers could remove the chrome off a doorknob.
We may be Paris for business, but it would be a crime to ignore a photo op in front of the Eiffel Tower, one of the most photographed pieces of architecture in the world.
That’s Nice Managing Director Nigel Walker met with the Cenexi senior management team in Fontenay Sous Bois, Paris. Following Cenexi’s 2017 acquisition of its world-class steriles facility in the Normandy region, there is much to discuss as the sterile fill-finish leader adds new lines and capacity.
Today we are visiting Rentschler Biopharma in Laupheim at the heart of German manufacturing. Rentschler is a great example of a privately held, family owned business that is driving some the biopharmaceutical industry’s most significant growth.
Continuing on our trek through Europe, we landed in Stuttgart to a massive welcome from Bosch. Nigel is hitting the road for Laupheim tonight, a quick one-hour drive south.
Nigel met with Dr. Liam Good, Director of Microbiology for Tecrea LTD, at the London Bioscience Innovation Centre today to learn more about his new nanoparticle technology.
A midday report from London assures us the city's biotechs are hard at work on the next big breakthrough, and its police force is keeping watch over citizens and visitors alike--from all vantage points. Known locally as "Bobbies,"
the London Police force has a tough job with the amount of traffic that comes through the UK's biggest tourism hub.
Our tour of London’s biotech circuit continues this week as Nigel kicks off the day with Tecrea, an innovative nanoparticle and polymer company looking for new pathways to the drug delivery world. But first, a quick snap in front of historic St Pancras, an architectural contrast to the modern London Bioscience Innovation Centre to which he’s en route.
GSK’s sprawling Brentford, UK headquarters is a true epicenter for innovation, encompassing four five-story buildings and a 16-story block of towers. That’s Nice looks forward to continuing our relationship with the global healthcare leader.
After working with GSK for more than six years, That’s Nice had the opportunity to visit the healthcare giant at its global headquarters in Brentford, London. It was exciting to see the many changes that are in the works as Emma Walmsley comes up on her one-year anniversary as CEO and the organization looks to reshape its product portfolio.
While the world was abuzz with excitement around the royal wedding, That’s Nice Managing Director Nigel Walker was in the UK this weekend for a different reason. But before heading to London for business, he made a quick stop in his hometown of Studham, South Bedfordshire, for a visit with mum.
Even for UK-born native Nigel Walker, there is still new territory to explore as he revisits the country for business. This week, he made his way to the “mother ship” of one of our longest-standing accounts—GSK House in Brentford, London.
Accounts Director Wei Gao (center) celebrates 10 years with That’s Nice, looking as fresh-faced as ever in this throwback photo with…can you guess who that is to his right?
Ecolab, widely known for its portfolio of cleaning solutions, recently launched a life sciences division in St. Paul, Minnesota. That’s Nice had the opportunity to visit the new Ecolab Life Sciences, which serves the personal care, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.
While in St. Paul, Minnesota, Nigel was warmly welcomed by Beau Garrett, VP of Sales & Marketing for TapeMark, a CDMO specializing in transdermal and oral thin films. As the company looks toward its next stage of growth, the newly hired sales leader is implementing new processes to further support the BD team.
That’s Nice Managing Director Nigel Walker was in St. Paul, Minnesota this week for a series of visits with some of the area’s biggest innovators, both past and present. Built in 1904, the former Jacob Schmidt Brewery became one of the largest in the nation by the mid 1900s. The building was converted into Schmidt's Artist Lofts in 2012.
That’s Nice was founded on May 15th, 1995, in the bedroom of our founder’
s 235 East 13th Street
apartment in Manhattan, just steps from the agency’s current Flatiron HQ. The goal was to build a diversified, science-based agency in the industrial hub of New York. Twenty-
three years later
, 12 employees who joined us in the first 10 years are advancing this mission as senior managers. Over the next 12 months, we look forward to what could possibly be the biggest change the company will experience since its inception.
Masked by the shadowiness of a springtime fog, the sunrise over Stamford, Connecticut provided a picturesque backdrop to the northeastern morning commute, as a mixture of moisture, cool temperatures and hindered sunshine created an almost Impressionist landscape.
Growth is in the air as the largest pharmaceutical merger of year reaches its final stages. That’s Nice is proud to support to our life science clients amid this exciting period of industry-wide expansion.
Leading viral vector CDMO and That’s Nice client Brammer Bio is moving onwards and upwards with three large-scale expansion programs currently underway. We look forward to continuing to support Brammer in its mission to be the best-in-class cell and gene therapy CDMO.
Spring has finally arrived in New York, seemingly overnight. From a 50-degree start to the week to a 90-degree day today, we are welcoming the plentiful sunshine and burgeoning landscape with open arms.
It’s no secret our own industry reference guide was influenced by the Old Farmer’s Almanac periodical, but it’s always fun to stumble upon a reminder—especially as we head back from CPhI North America to wrap up the Q2 issue.
CPhI North America has come to a close. Congratulations to our clients and the industry for another successful show! That’s Nice is celebrating with the team from UPM Pharmaceuticals, which was featured on the cover tip of this year’s show guide.
Displayed just outside of the Philadelphia Convention Center is the Grumman Greenhouse, a decommissioned cold war era Naval plane that was transformed into a greenhouse by local artist Jordan Griska. Inside the plane are nutritive and medicinal plants, the edible of which are provided to low-income families through City Harvest.
Trade show attendees gather in front of the UPM Pharmaceuticals booth at CPhI North America in Philadelphia.
The GSK booth is a glowing orange at the CPhI North America show.
There's a navy blue motif for the Federal Equipment Company booth at CPhI NA.
The Hovione booth is pictured at CPhI North America.
The tradeshow floor is bustling at CPhI North America, especially in front of the Servier CDMO booth.
Biotech Pharma lists their capabilities to initiate conversation with attendees at CPhI North America.
Unither is illustrated at CPhI North America, a booth that's attracting quite the crowd!
With the That's Nice Accounts staff in Philadelphia to prepare for CPhI North America, it's starting to feel a little empty in here...
Guy Tiene is on site at the WuXi AppTec Expansion site in Cranberry New Jersey.
Director of Digital Capture, Brian Pearce, takes in the St. Louis sun while shooting for a client.
Today marks the first day of Interphex 2018, the premier event for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device development and manufacturing. We are noticing slightly fewer CDMOs this year, but, as is to be expected, there is plenty of new equipment on display.
The creative eye is always open to new inspiration, even after a long day of work. Brian Pierce, director of digital capture for That’s Nice, is doing just what his title implies while visiting Forest Park in St. Louis following a video shoot of Alcami’s newest facility.
Anyone who knows That’s Nice knows we have a mild obsession with all things chrome, inspired largely by the eye of our managing director, Nigel Walker. Imagine our delight when we received this photo from St. Louis, where members of our accounts and digital capture team are on site for a video shoot with Alcami, a key That’s Nice account.
Accounts Director Wei Gao and Director of Digital Capture Brian Pierce are on site in Missouri this week shooting Alcami’s new analytical testing lab in St. Louis' Cortex Innovation Community. The new state-of-the-art facility launched in Q4 of 2017.
That’s Nice is proud to support Federal Equipment Company at this year’s Interphex. Check out booth #3110 to learn how sourcing used equipment from a reputable supplier like Federal Equipment Company can save you significant costs and lead time.
That's Nice is supporting customers at Interphex 2018 in New York City. If you’re at the event, take a walk over to Cenexi’s booth #1131. The CDMO recently expanded its production capacity for sterile syringes and ampoules with the acquisition of a world-class steriles facility in 2017.
Pirmal Pharma Solutions is exhibiting at Interphex 2018 in New York City. If you’re at the show, stop by booth #1258 to learn how Piramal’s discovery, API and formulation services can support your project.
Albert Braun points out the Philadelphia Convention Center, ahead of CPhI North America.
Business Logistics Manager Albert Braun, headed to Philidelphia this weekend and decided to stop by the city's convention center, which is the site of CPhI North America. We're all looking forward to the show this May!
It's hot outside! Nigel Walker is definitely not in NY, as he enjoys the 86 degree temperatures while visiting clients in West Florida.
Justin Kadis from Federal Equipment Corporate, takes time to visit our New York HQ for strategic positioning and 2018 planning.
Floral aficionado, Nigel Walker poses in front of a wall of vibrant greenery inside the lobby of
“1 Hotel, South Beach.”