BCD Travel has established a Life Sciences Center of Excellence to provide consultancy and best practices to that sector. In an announcement, the travel management company said the success of BCD Meetings & Events’ existing Life Sciences Center of Excellence has led to the broader initiative, “which will further strengthen the company’s ability to provide cohesive, integrated and compelling offerings specific to the life sciences sector.” According to an announcement, the company has more than 20 years of experience and deep institutional knowledge across more than 100 customers and more than 40 therapeutic areas. BCD Travel said it services 90% of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies and “is the worldwide travel and meetings leader for the life sciences industry.” Kessie Bratko, senior executive for the new entity, said the center “allows us to channel our expertise into global, compliant and comprehensive solutions that solve our customers’ unique and complex program needs.” Among the center’s missions: maximize the health care provider and traveler experience while balancing compliance and regulatory requirements; identify novel value drivers specific to life sciences organizations; and leverage expertise, capabilities and technology to deliver best-in-class programs.