EXECUTIVE INTERVIEWS

  • Building A $1 Billion Gene Therapy Company — In 6 Years
    Building A $1 Billion Gene Therapy Company — In 6 Years

    Matt Patterson, chairman and CEO of Audentes Therapeutics, shares the experiences that prepared him for building the gene therapy company he cofounded into a publicly traded business valued at nearly $2 billion, in just seven years.

  • Program Winners Look Back On Year Of Change
    Program Winners Look Back On Year Of Change

    Laura Indolfi and Elizabeth O’Day discuss how being chosen for the Massachusetts Next Generation Initiative (MassNextGen) changed their respective biopharma companies.

  • Impact Investing — The Next BIG Thing In Life Sciences?
    Impact Investing — The Next BIG Thing In Life Sciences?

    Catherine Clark, a professor and Duke University and impact investment expert, provides a comprehensive overview of impact investing, a growing trend sure to catch on in life sciences. 

  • What’s Necessary To Realize The Promise Of Digital Health Solutions?
    What’s Necessary To Realize The Promise Of Digital Health Solutions?

    Representatives from the National Kidney Foundation, Bayer, and digital health startup up, Bitome, share their views on what’s necessary to realize the promise of innovative digital health solutions toward treating the whole patient during an educational panel session at the 2019 BIO International Convention And Conference.

  • Jeremy Levin Weighs In On Biosimilar Patent Thicket
    Jeremy Levin Weighs In On Biosimilar Patent Thicket

    At the 2019 BIO Conference Chief Editor Rob Wright sat down with newly elected board-director chair, Jeremy Levin, DPhil, MB, BChir, CEO of Ovid Therapeutics to talk patent thickets and his role with BIO.

  • The Story Of Pfizer’s R&D Turnaround
    The Story Of Pfizer’s R&D Turnaround

    Mikael Dolsten, M.D., Ph.D., CSO and president, worldwide research, development and medical (WRDM), reveals the decade long turnaround of the Pfizer’s R&D innovation engine leading to what could be the company’s best ever pipeline.

  • Athira’s Whole-Patient Drug Development
    Athira’s Whole-Patient Drug Development

    One company is atypical in the industry for its use of patient and caregiver input to guide its drug-development journey. That shows in the program for its lead drug entering later-stage trials in treating Alzheimer’s disease.

  • CDMO-To-Hospital: A Direct Ending For Generic Shortages?
    CDMO-To-Hospital: A Direct Ending For Generic Shortages?

    Part 2 of our look at the unique business model and ambitious plans of Civica Rx.

  • Strategies For Success: Developing Drugs For Orphan Diseases
    Strategies For Success: Developing Drugs For Orphan Diseases

    Drug development, in general, is a challenging feat. When it comes to orphan drugs, however, those challenges are compounded. As more orphan drugs are developed, pharma companies can tap into some of the successful strategies that have worked previously.

  • How Serial Entrepreneur Robert Hariri Is Revolutionizing Cell Therapy
    How Serial Entrepreneur Robert Hariri Is Revolutionizing Cell Therapy

    Robert Hariri, M.D., Ph.D., is an engineer, a jet aviator, a movie producer, a professor and a surgeon. However, it’s his experience as a biomedical scientist that led to him to be a successful serial entrepreneur, including his most recent biopharma venture — Celularity Therapeutics.

  • A Second Career As A Biotech CEO
    A Second Career As A Biotech CEO

    “This was a real turnaround type of challenge, and I knew it was going to be a steep learning curve for me,” says Steven Yatomi-Clarke of Prescient Therapeutics. “In fact, at the time, I probably underestimated the amount of work it was going to take to get the company up to scratch.”

  • Increasing Diversity Among Leadership And Boards
    Increasing Diversity Among Leadership And Boards

    Biopharmaceutical executives Ron Cohen, Acorda Therapeutics; John Maraganore, Alnylam; and Helen Torley, Halozyme Therapeutics, discuss BIO’s approach toward increasing diversity among the industry’s leadership.

  • Ending Generic Drug Shortages At Hospitals: A Capitalist Goes Nonprofit
    Ending Generic Drug Shortages At Hospitals: A Capitalist Goes Nonprofit

    The nonprofit CivicaRX continues to gain momentum, and the company’s president and CEO, Martin Van Trieste, believes it’s a business model that is “pro-competition,” and one that others throughout the biopharma industry can adapt as well.

  • Bassil Dahiyat’s Two-Decade Biotech Startup Odyssey
    Bassil Dahiyat’s Two-Decade Biotech Startup Odyssey

    Xencor’s story seems riddled with more than your average share of challenges, hurdles, and outright roadblocks. But it’s the outcome of that story — a growing company now valued at roughly $1.8 billion with nine drugs in the clinic and 150 employees — that truly make’s Xencor’s journey so compelling.

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BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE

  • Thinking About Becoming An Impact Investor?

    Catherine Clark, a professor at Duke University specializing in impact investing, provides six pieces of wisdom for those considering becoming impact investors.

  • The Lonely Role Of CEO

    Matt Patterson, chairman and CEO of Audentes Therapeutics, provides perspective on what it’s like being the CEO of a startup biopharmaceutical company. Spoiler alert, it isn’t all glitz and glam.

  • What Prepared Matt Patterson To Be CEO Of Audentes Therapeutics

    Matt Patterson, chairman and CEO of Audentes Therapeutics, discusses the experiences that best prepared him for being the CEO of a biopharmaceutical company, including brushes with industry icon Henri Termeer.

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LIFE SCIENCE LEADER BLOGS

  • Want To Start Fixing Biopharma’s Reputation? Let’s Start By Sharing More Biopharma Brightspots
    Want To Start Fixing Biopharma’s Reputation? Let’s Start By Sharing More Biopharma Brightspots

    With the biopharmaceutical industry’s reputation at an all-time low, Life Science Leader’s Rob Wright looks to share little-known stories of the good being done by employees of biopharma. This first installment involves Antoine Yver, M.D., EVP and global head of R&D at Daiichi Sankyo, who helped to cofound a 501(c)3 nonprofit restaurant, The Blue Bears Special Meals.

  • Have We Seen The End Of Competitive Advantage?
    Have We Seen The End Of Competitive Advantage?

    Thinker50 member and Columbia Business School Professor Rita Gunther McGrath, Ph.D., believes we have seen the end of sustainable competitive advantage, but has some solutions for businesses open to building strategies around transient competitive advantage.

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