Being the founder and CEO of SQZ Biotech is actually Armon Sharei’s first full-time job. He warns that although people often applaud entrepreneurship, lionize its leaders, and paint it as a glamorous adventure, that isn’t really what it’s like.
While there are many key aspects of a successful international collaboration across many time zones and great distance, in our experience — a collaboration between organizations based in the U.S. and Japan — there are a few essential elements.
Like an ocean liner changing course, the national discussion around “modern” healthcare has moved slowly away from volume toward health outcomes. As such, we in the industry need to be both innovators and advocates for change.
Partnerships between pharmaceutical companies and patient advocacy groups hold the key to closing the rare-disease treatment gap. Their mutual commitment to improving patient care is the foundation for collaborative innovation in rare-disease education and research.
A diverse workplace is critical to building a successful biotech company. When you’re leading an organization working to bring life-saving drugs to the market, every second matters, and you need to attract and retain the best talent to be successful.