Industry Explorers Blaze On
Industry Explorers Blaze On is a series of interviews with senior executives who played a historical role in drug discovery and development and are still active in the biopharma industry.
Industry Explorers Blaze On: Anna Protopapas
Her mother was the first woman of her village in Cyprus to go to high school. Anna Protopapas shared her mother’s drive to bypass all barriers, and she now runs the biopharma company Mersana, after many years in the leadership of Millennium and Takeda.
Industry Explorers Blaze On: Pat Andrews
A look at the 26-year career of Pat Andrews, CEO of Boston Biomedical, who went from Big Pharma to small biotech.
Industry Explorers Blaze On: Deborah Dunsire
Deborah Dunsire has lived and worked in a world driven by commercial drug development for three decades. She’s worked for Big Pharmas such as Novartis and Sandoz and is now trying her hand at managing a small pharma as president & CEO of XTuit. For sure, she’s been a pioneer — but she’s not done yet.
Industry Explorers Blaze On: Leading Business With Science — Part 2
We continue the story of Geert Cauwenbergh whose nearly 40 years in the industry included work with Paul Janssen as well as being a startup entrepreneur with RXi Pharmaceuticals.
Leading Business With Science: Geert Cauwenbergh of RXi
Geert Cauwenbergh now can look back at his almost four decades in the industry — from his formative years working with Paul Janssen building a small company into a global phenomenon, to his later years as a startup entrepreneur with RXi — and reflect on how most of it has turned upon a snap decision.
Abbey Meyers: Did The Pioneer Of Orphan Drugs Spark Biopharma?
By the time Abbey Meyers, founder of the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and chief architect of the ODA, wrote her letter to me a few years later, the paradoxical conflict of orphan-drug availability versus price had become obvious.
David Hale: How The Journey To Entrepreneurial Biotech Begins
These are the stories of longtime leaders, still active in the industry, sharing their historical perspectives on innovation in the life sciences industry. This month: Why David Hale is considered an icon of entrepreneurial biotech.
Industry Explorers Blaze On: R&D Veteran William Comer Of NeuroGenetic
The chairman of Bristol-Myers summoned the head of R&D into his office. “Bill, go down and check out the ruckus on the street,” he said. “Something about our new AIDS drug.” When Dr. William Comer exited the front door of the company’s New York City headquarters, he saw a small group of men marching around on the sidewalk, holding signs, blowing trumpets, beating drums, and chanting loudly.
BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE
Looking Forward Is The Job Of Every Executive
Tim Wright, CEO of MiMedx, discusses the importance of leaders looking down the road in order to keep a business sustainable.
Who Chooses the Choosers? — Ethical Considerations For Distribution Of COVID-19 Vaccines
Life Science Leader editorial advisory board member Kenneth Moch, co-founder or CEO of six life science companies, discusses ethical considerations regarding the distribution and delivery of an approved COVID-19 vaccine within a given country.
The Benefit Of Having A Highly Engaged Editorial Advisory Board
Newest Life Science Leader editorial advisory board member, Pamela Reilly Contag, Ph.D., cofounder and CEO of BioEclipse, provides a comprehensive response to recent “Ask The Board” question, “What has been the greatest biopharma business related insight you have gained from continued operation during the first half of this year?”
LIFE SCIENCE LEADER BLOGS
It’s Time We Ready Americans For The COVID-19 Long Haul
Rob Wright issues a call to action to everyone connected to the biopharmaceutical industry, recommending they begin communicating the realities of developing and distributing a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of this year.
Readying For A Virtual Fireside Chat With A Biomanufacturing Icon
Biomanufacturing icon Andy Skibo, and Life Science Leader chief editor Rob Wright, on topics and planning for upcoming fireside chat at the American Biomanufacturing Summit 2020 that has now gone virtual.