Yulia Aspinall

Yulia Aspinall, PhD is an independent consultant in biopharmaceutical strategic information and intelligence. Her consultancy YVAInfo specialises in applying the tools and processes of knowledge and information management (KIM) to establish channels for collecting, analysing and sharing intelligence on competitors. Yulia also developed PharmaInfoLine - a free website for information professionals in pharmaceutical industry. Her articles on competitive intelligence and information resources are published in FreePint and in Business Information Review.

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Articles by Yulia Aspinall:


Jinfo Blog Business Intelligence Provision in the Biopharma Industry
Tuesday, 16th June 2015

Yulia Aspinall explores the changing options for collecting and channelling business intelligence, insight and analytics, with particular reference to developments in the biopharma industry.


Jinfo Blog The Role of Competitive Intelligence in Biopharma - Developing Market Access Strategies
Monday, 23rd February 2015

Yulia Aspinall considers the role of competitive intelligence in developing and marketing new drugs, and how information from FreePint can help information professionals harvest intelligence from sources such as specialist drug development databases, news platforms and knowledge software.


Jinfo Subscription Q&A with ProQuest Dialog - the Pi2 Acquisition
Thursday, 28th August 2014

Yulia Aspinall interviews ProQuest Dialog and Pi2 executives to find out more about the Pi2 acquisition and what the addition of this solution means for large and small pharmaceutical companies who need to access and manage product information or are involved in pharmacovigilance. The Q&A also looks at Pi2 systems such as the PinPoint Product Literature Database and the Drug Safety Triager.


Jinfo Blog The Role of Technology in Information Retrieval - FreePint for Biopharma Professionals
Tuesday, 12th August 2014

Yulia Aspinall examines the importance of technology in assisting users in finding, storing, using & archiving information. She looks at key tools and technologies which make information retrieval more efficient for those in the biopharma sphere, including custom taxonomies, single information repositories and specialist content discovery solutions.


Jinfo Blog Analyse and Visualise the Drug Development Cycle with Cortellis
Tuesday, 29th July 2014

The new Cortellis life sciences platform from Thomson Reuters will be welcomed by many in the current "merger mania" environment in biopharma, explains reviewer Yulia Aspinall.

 


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of Cortellis (Value - Competitors, Development & Pricing)
Monday, 21st July 2014

In the final part of the review of Cortellis life sciences solutions, reviewer Yulia Aspinall looks at the value the products offer across the whole drug development cycle, plus the competitor landscape and product maturity and development plan.


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of Cortellis (Technology - Search, Outputs & Alerts, User Interface & Help)
Wednesday, 16th July 2014

Technology, search options and usage reporting are under scrutiny in the third part of Yulia Aspinall's review of the Cortellis solutions for the life sciences industry from Thomson Reuters. She also explores areas such as ease of navigation and visualisation options.


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of Cortellis (Sources - Content & Coverage)
Monday, 14th July 2014

The content and sources of the Cortellis solutions for the life sciences industry are highlighted in the second part of Yulia Aspinall's review. She also looks at how the information is presented, analysis and visualisation options and how frequently the content is updated.


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of Cortellis (Introduction; Contact Details)
Thursday, 10th July 2014

Yulia Aspinall introduces the Cortellis solutions for the life sciences industry, offering data from areas such as drug monographs, company records, patent reports, deal reports, regulations and generics activity. Information on more than 50,000 investigational drugs, 400,000 bioactive compounds, and 6 million biologically active patents is included. The platform contains over 15 million expert-curated reports featuring deal information, patents, literature and clinical trials data.


Jinfo Blog A "Survival Kit" for Biopharma CI Professionals
Tuesday, 24th June 2014

Start-up biotechs and small pharma companies may not be able to afford access to expensive resources for competitive intelligence. Yulia Aspinall examines how to provide an essential CI service on a low budget.


Jinfo Subscription Pharma Perspectives on CI Trends
Thursday, 19th June 2014

Yulia Aspinall explores the field of Competitive Intelligence as it relates to the pharmaceutical industry. She highlights key trends for CI professionals, paid and free sources, as well as identifying steps to best answer Key Intelligence Questions and to pinpoint Key Intelligence Topics.


Jinfo Blog ScienceDirect Reference Modules - One Go-To STM Source
Tuesday, 17th June 2014

Reference Modules is a reference solution integrated into Elsevier's ScienceDirect platform. The two modules already available to researchers are Chemistry, Molecular Sciences & Chemical Engineering, and Earth Systems & Environmental Sciences, with more to follow. Yulia Aspinall highlights the attractions of the new solution.


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of ScienceDirect Reference Modules: Value, Competitors, Development & Pricing
Wednesday, 11th June 2014

The value, competitors and pricing of Reference Modules are explored in the final part of Yulia Aspinall's review of this reference solution integrated into Elsevier's ScienceDirect platform. Two modules are already available to researchers (Chemistry, Molecular Sciences & Chemical Engineering; and Earth Systems & Environmental Sciences).


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of ScienceDirect Reference Modules: Technology: Search, Outputs & Alerts, User Interface & Help
Thursday, 5th June 2014

The third part of Yulia Aspinall's review of Reference Modules, a reference solution integrated into Elsevier's ScienceDirect platform, covers the technology, search and output options available in the two modules already available to researchers (Chemistry, Molecular Sciences & Chemical Engineering; and Earth Systems & Environmental Sciences).


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of ScienceDirect Reference Modules: Sources, Content and Coverage
Monday, 2nd June 2014

Yulia Aspinall continues her review of Reference Modules, a reference solution integrated into Elsevier's ScienceDirect platform. She looks at the articles, images and contributors included in the two modules already available to researchers (Chemistry, Molecular Sciences & Chemical Engineering; and Earth Systems & Environmental Sciences) as well as the editorial boards of subject-matter experts.


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of ScienceDirect Reference Modules: Introduction and Contact Details
Thursday, 29th May 2014

Yulia Aspinall introduces Reference Modules, a reference solution integrated into Elsevier's ScienceDirect platform. Two modules are already available to researchers (Chemistry, Molecular Sciences & Chemical Engineering; and Earth Systems & Environmental Sciences) with more planned.


Jinfo Blog The Role of Social Media in the Biopharma Industry
Tuesday, 6th May 2014

Yulia Aspinall considers the role and use of social media in the biopharma industry and healthcare in areas such as information gathering by patients and enterprise competitive intelligence. She identifies recent FreePint articles and reviews covering topics such as risks of social media and tools for social media monitoring. She highlights information providers which offer access to specific pharma content.


Jinfo Blog PharmaCircle - Put it in Your Biopharma Portfolio
Friday, 28th March 2014

Yulia Aspinall examines PharmaCircle, an online resource for professionals in the biopharmaceutical industry, and explains why it stands out for those seeking a drug delivery (DD) and formulation repository.


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of PharmaCircle: Value, Development, Help & Pricing
Wednesday, 26th March 2014

In the final part of Yulia Aspinall's review of PharmaCircle, we look at the value this online source offers biopharmaceutical companies, and its development plans. Competing products are also mentioned along with our view on the customer service and pricing.


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of PharmaCircle: Technology - Search; Outputs & Alerts; User Interface
Tuesday, 25th March 2014

In the third part of our review of PharmaCircle, an online resource for professionals in the biopharmaceutical industry, Yulia Aspinall looks into its unique technology features which allow search and data mining options which facilitate insights not otherwise possible.


Jinfo Subscription Product Review of PharmaCircle: Sources, Content and Coverage
Monday, 24th March 2014

In the second part of our review of PharmaCircle, an online resource for professionals in the biopharmaceutical industry, Yulia Aspinall looks at how it covers information needs at all stages of the drug research, development and marketing process. The "living" database includes international coverage with some documents translated and made searchable.


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Reports by Yulia Aspinall:


Jinfo Subscription FreePint Report: Product Review of Cortellis
Wednesday, 23rd July 2014

Cortellis draws on well-known databases such as Thomson Pharma and IDRAC to offer a wealth of information across the entire drug development cycle. Yulia Aspinall explores why life sciences professionals can use it as a one-stop-shop for different types of biopharmaceutical information and...


Jinfo Subscription FreePint Report: Product Review of ScienceDirect Reference Modules
Friday, 13th June 2014

Reference Modules is a reference solution integrated into Elsevier's ScienceDirect platform. The two modules already available to researchers are: Chemistry, Molecular Sciences & Chemical Engineering; and Earth Systems & Environmental Sciences. Yulia Aspinall's review examines how Reference...


Jinfo Subscription FreePint Report: Product Review of PharmaCircle
Thursday, 27th March 2014

PharmaCircle, an online resource for professionals in the biopharmaceutical industry, is an impressive product with comprehensive content, proprietary search engines, display and interlinking technology and promising development plans and potential. Reviewed by Yulia Aspinall...


Jinfo Subscription FreePint Report: Product Review of InfoNgen
Tuesday, 17th December 2013

Yulia Aspinall reviews InfoNgen, a "discovery engine" which combines the ability to do metasearches of all or selected internal and external sources of information with flexible tagging and customer specific needs. The foundation of InfoNgen is an automated classification system that analyses...


Jinfo Subscription FreePint Report: Product Review of Scopus
Wednesday, 25th July 2012

Scopus was created in 2004 by Elsevier, one of the world's leading providers of science and health information, in conjunction with over 300 individual users and librarians worldwide. It is claimed to be the "the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, with...


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