Ask The Board

  1. How Will IT Applications Used In R&D And Manufacturing Change To Meet The New Requirements Associated With Gene Therapy? What New Functionality Will Need To Be Provided?
    3/1/2019

    See the answer from John Reynders is VP, R&D strategy, program management, and data sciences at Alexion.

  2. Regarding Clinical Trial Matching Services, How Mature Is This Technology? What Should I Be Looking For If I Want To Use These Services, And Do They Work Well In All Therapeutic Areas?
    3/1/2019

    See the answer from Mary Rose Keller is VP clinical operations at Heron Therapeutics.

  3. Should We Be Thinking About The Ethical Considerations Of Approving Clinical Trials Based On Scientific Merit/Patient Safety When 30 Percent Of Trials Will Never Complete Enrollment? Are We Breaking Our Commitment To Patients?
    2/1/2019

    See the answer from John LaMattina, Ph.D., the former senior VP at Pfizer, Inc. and president of Pfizer Global R&D.

  4. When Do You Think Clinical Research Will Be A True Integral Option Within The Continual Care Of Patients, And What Do You See Will Help Drive It There?
    2/1/2019

    See the answer from Tomasz Sablinski, MD, PhD., cofounder and CEO of Transparency Life Sciences.

  5. Virtual Clinical Trials Are Here. Do You Think The Pharma And Medical Industries Are Ready?
    2/1/2019

    See the answer from Thomas Wiggans, chairman and CEO of Dermira.

  6. How Would “Medicare For All” Be Financed?
    1/2/2019

    See the answer from Ron Cohen, M.D., president, CEO, and founder of Acorda Therapeutics.

  7. How Have Current Tensions Between Mexico And The White House Impacted Biopharma Manufacturing Operations Located In Mexico?
    1/2/2019

    See the answer from Raul Diaz who directs MSD Animal Health Large Molecules Biopharm Operations in Montes Claros, Brazil. He has managed Merck manufacturing facilities in Europe, Mexico, and the United States.

  8. How Do Leaders Transition From A Functional Role To A GM-Like Role?
    1/2/2019

    See the answer from Sandy Macrae, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., CEO of Sangamo Therapeutics. He has over 20 years of leadership experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

  9. What Industry Trend Are You Paying Closest Attention To?
    12/3/2018

    See the answer from Fred Hassan, the managing director at Warburg Pincus and former chairman of Bausch & Lomb.

  10. What Supply Chain Trends Are You Paying Closest Attention To?
    12/3/2018

    See the answer from Anu Hans, VP of strategic initiatives at Janssen Supply Chain.