I'm getting to the age where the death of family and friends is starting to happen more frequently. Just before the recent American Society of Hematology meeting, the news hit the Pharma grapevine that two old Novartis colleagues had both sadly died in their 40's.

That was a bit of shock. The fragility of life, of light and darkness, really hits you at moments like these.

RIP Ian and Kyle. We will remember you both.