About Us


The Communications Strategy Group is a US consulting firm offering a full slate of corporate and marketing communications and business development services to emerging companies in life sciences, biotechnology, medical devices, health care and advanced technologies.

Located in the Boston area, our team is composed of senior-level consultants with expertise in market research and analysis; domestic and international major media relations; writing support; Web content; financial relations; crisis and issues management; litigation communications management; start-up company assistance, including fundraising, risk sharing and mentoring; UK government relations, and UK/EU business development. In Europe, we are partnered with Cabinet Privé de Conseils, Geneva, trifermed, S.L., Barcelona, and Zyme Communications, Cambridge, UK.

CSG was founded in 1987 by Edward Agne, the current president.

Our Clients

High Tech, IT, Telecom

Con Edison Communications
Dynamics Research
IT OnTime
Ultranet Communications


Ashland Oil
Bain & Company
Heidrick & Struggles
Merrill Lynch
Ryder System

Life Sciences, Biotech, Health Care

Aardvark Therapeutics
AC Immune SA
Ariana Pharmaceuticals
Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI)
Clinuvel AG
Cutiss AG
Deep Cube SA
Domain Pharma
Domantis Inc.
Eden Biodesign
Enhanc3D Genomics
e-Therapeutics plc
Exacis Biotherapeutics, Inc.
Gene Signal International SA

Genzyme Biosurgery
InfraReDx, Inc.
La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company
MaxiVax SA
Oxford VR
Oxeia Biopharmaceuticals
Oxxon Therapeutics Inc.
Pharming Group NV
Phi Pharma
Stemgent, Inc.
The Chamberlain Group
Toxikon Corporation
Wyeth/Genetics Institute

Recent Accomplishments

Life Sciences

  • Advising Swiss medical device developer on entering US market.
  • Designed, built and executed a trade media relations/media sensitization hands-on training program for a global medtech and diagnostics company.
  • Conducted a comprehensive market analysis of the use of virtual reality to treat phobias and other emotional disorders.
  • Counseled Swiss biotech CEO on dispute with major Swiss pharmaceutical company; organized media relations, meetings with Swiss Ambassadors to US and UK, and speaking opportunities before influential Swiss groups in the US, UK and EU.
  • Consulting with US biotech on potential commercial partners and/or fund raising.
  • Working with US device manufacturer to raise recognition and assist in fund raising.
  • Organizing US business development meetings for heads of major UK biotech clusters.
  • Advised Vietnam Ministry of Science and Technology on biotech cluster formation.
  • Completed detailed survey of 50 employees in UK biotech to determine job satisfaction, management communications needs.
  • Conducted a competitive market analysis for a New England-based contract research organization.

Advanced Technologies

  • Handled crisis communications for a large R&D; company as it transitioned from military to consumer arena.
  • Developed and executed strategy and corporate materials for the launch of a fiber-optics company in Manhattan