What is a medical science liaison?

Medical science liaisons (MSLs) are therapeutic specialists with advanced scientific training. They are experts in communicating complex scientific and medical information to a variety of stakeholders. The primary role of an MSL is to build and maintain strong relationships with KOLs in different therapeutic categories to help support clinical product positioning well before launch 

Building relationships and providing support

MSLs are scientists – they speak the same language as patients, physicians and pharmacists. Quintiles has worked on more than 39 MSL projects and 13 vacancy management projects across the globe and has recruited more than 180 medical science liaisons (MSLs) since 2006.

With new, innovative products being developed and continuous improvements in care, the need to control costs becomes paramount. Payers are increasingly demanding proof of value and requiring more evidence of patient impact as part of their market approval and reimbursement process.

Take a look at our infographic to learn more about the role of a Medical Science Liaison and how they can help you prepare the market for your product during the pre-launch phase.  By effectively engaging with key opinion leaders (KOLs) and other stakeholders, MSLs can help you communicate a strategic and cohesive value message to support faster product uptake.

Navigate the path to market access more effectively and efficiently by strategically deploying outsourced MSLs teams. With global scale and local knowledge, Quintiles can help you get the right people in the right place at the right time.