Articles By Rob Wright, Chief Editor

Why The CMO Leadership Awards Are A Big Deal
Why The CMO Leadership Awards Are A Big Deal In case you missed it, March is the month when Life Science Leader magazine hosts its annual CMO Leadership Awards Ceremony and Reception. Held at the “W” Hotel in New York on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, this year’s event was bigger and better than in previous years. But to understand why this gathering has become not only highly embraced by industry but a signature event for biopharmaceutical contract manufacturers and those...  Continue Reading...
  • John Crowley — A Biopharma Bright Spot
    John Crowley — A Biopharma Bright Spot

    While watching President Trump address Congress on February, 28, 2017, I was struck by an odd sensation. Let me explain. The President was talking about the day being Rare-Disease Day, and that there was a special guest in attendance, Megan Crowley. When the television cameras panned up to show the 20-year old Notre Dame student who suffers from Pompe disease, I noticed a smiling gentleman standing next to Megan, and I thought, “I know that guy! How do I know that guy?” I considered it an odd sensation because while people often recognize someone on TV, it is rare (at least for me anyway) to feel a personal connection to the person that is smiling back at you.

  • Are You Ready To Serve On A Corporate Board?
    Are You Ready To Serve On A Corporate Board?

    In December 2016, BioBreak and Militia Hill Ventures brought together about 100 biopharmaceutical industry executives in Philadelphia to discuss a rather important topic — corporate board service. You may recall my touching on this topic in the “Editor’s Note” in the January 2017 issue of Life Science Leader, which caught the attention of a number of readers.

  • Gender Diversity – Can Biopharma Do Better?
    Gender Diversity – Can Biopharma Do Better?

    Although 99 percent of S&P 500 companies have at least one woman serving on a board, the reality is that 21 percent of these publically traded company board positions are presently filled by women.

  • Readying For The R&D Leadership Summit 2017
    Readying For The R&D Leadership Summit 2017

    I will be attending one of my all-time favorite conferences this week (March 9 – 10), the R&D Leadership Summit put on by The Conference Forums’ Valerie Bowling. While some might find the organization’s employment of the Chatham House Rule to be too restrictive for someone like me to be able to come away with useful insights that could be shared, my experience has been quite to the contrary.

  • Inovio Pharmaceuticals Is Doing More Than Just Creating Buzz At BIO CEO 2017
    Inovio Pharmaceuticals Is Doing More Than Just Creating Buzz At BIO CEO 2017

    When invited to host the BIO Buzz Center during the 2017 BIO CEO & Investor Conference in New York City on behalf of Life Science Leader magazine, I did not know who I’d be interviewing, just that I’d be doing about five video interviews with a number of industry executives and thought leaders.

  • What Is BIO’s Focus For 2017 And Beyond? More Buzz From BIO CEO
    What Is BIO’s Focus For 2017 And Beyond? More Buzz From BIO CEO

    Hosting the BIO Buzz Center during the 2017 BIO CEO & Investor Conference in New York City on behalf of Life Science Leader magazine provided me the opportunity to conduct five video interviews with a number of industry executives and thought leaders.

  • From Hospital Research Project To Spark Therapeutics – Just One Of The Companies Creating Buzz At BIO CEO 2017
    From Hospital Research Project To Spark Therapeutics – Just One Of The Companies Creating Buzz At BIO CEO 2017

    As host of the BIO Buzz Center during the 2017 BIO CEO & Investor Conference in New York City, Life Science Leader magazine conducted five video interviews with a number of industry executives and thought leaders.

  • Myovant Sciences CEO Creates Buzz At 2017 BIO CEO & Investor Conference
    Myovant Sciences CEO Creates Buzz At 2017 BIO CEO & Investor Conference

    As host of the BIO Buzz Center during the 2017 BIO CEO & Investor Conference in New York City, Life Science Leader magazine had the opportunity to conduct five video interviews with a number of industry executives and thought leaders.

  • Reader Engagement Helps Us Fulfill Our Mission … And Feel Good, Too
    Reader Engagement Helps Us Fulfill Our Mission … And Feel Good, Too

    A few years ago I met Mark Scharenbroich. Thankfully, the award-winning author of Nice Bike — Making Meaningful Connections on the Road of Life ended up contributing a Leadership Lessons article for Life Science Leader magazine.

Rob Wright

Rob Wright



Rob Wright is the chief editor of Life Science Leader magazine. Prior to joining the publication, he spent nearly 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry. During his industry career, Wright conducted well over 1,000 presentations and roundtable discussions, including the facilitation of FDA-mandated clinical training programs for hundreds of licensed healthcare providers. He has chaired, co-chaired, moderated, and served as a speaker at industry and academic conferences and is the past co-chair for the 2015 BIO International conference educational planning committee. Wright’s 100+ published articles have appeared in peer-reviewed academic journals, B2B magazines and online publications. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, MBA with distinction from Gannon University, and completed his doctoral coursework in marketing at Cleveland State University. He is a member of international business honor societies Sigma Beta Delta and Beta Gamma Sigma.