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Los Angeles, CA, May 26, 2017 – Cadence Research & Consulting (Cadence), a healthcare communications, research and consulting firm announced today, that it has built an extensive KOL (Key Opinion Leading) physician relationship management solution that incorporates an easy, highly-flexible data platform and full-range of support services to direct, coordinate and maximize global KOL interactions.

“We are pleased to have established a strong footprint in the global KOL healthcare market in the past decade and now be providing a unique database and enhanced services solution to help our clients reach their medical communications goals,” stated Laura Smith, President and Managing Principal of Cadence.

Cadence KOL Connect is a comprehensive solution for global KOL management.  It transcends regions, countries, and diseases to build and strengthen our clients’ relationships with their advisors and investigators through a comprehensive set of services and database called the Cadence KOL Platform.  The Platform is a cloud-based data management system that allows clients to identify, develop and manage KOL relationships.  It enables tracking of global interactions and relevant activities, and disseminates critical information in real time worldwide.  It can be accessed through computers, smart phones, or tablets.

Cadence KOL Connect is unique in three ways: 1) it is backed by an extensive set of tailored services that provide seamless KOL management globally ensuring the client receives real value, 2) provides a highly flexible platform, easily customized to best meet a client’s needs and 3) it provides a proprietary KOL ranking algorithm and output to guide KOL selection and development. These differentiators allow a client to create a tailored solution that adds direct value without high programming expense and long timelines. In addition, through Cadence housing the Platform, it simplifies the client’s legal requirements and minimizes compliance issues.

These attributes provide an easy platform and means to coordinate, communicate and implement KOL engagement around the world. In addition, Cadence provides the highest quality medical communication services to facilitate KOL engagement including scientific content development and delivery, strategic planning and meeting planning support globally. Cadence staff are fluent in numerous languages and are trained extensively on local relevant customs and cultural norms.

About Cadence Research & Consulting

Cadence Research & Consulting is a healthcare communications, research and consulting firm that supports its clients through scientific content development and meeting planning, market research and strategy work.  Leveraging a unique business model, Cadence offers a collaborative, high touch, expertise based approach for all its clients.  Cadence clients span a broad array of companies within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and health IT segments.

Cadence was co-founded in 2008 by Laura Smith and Sugata Biswas. Smith has 20 years’ experience in communications, finance and operations in the healthcare industry. She received her B.S. in health education from Utah State University and MBA from Yale University. Sugata Biswas has 20 years of experience in management consulting and market research. Biswas received his B.A. with honors in Economics from the University of Chicago, and MBA from Yale University.

Cadence is headquartered in Los Angeles.  For more information, visit


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