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The latest opinion pieces by industry thought leaders


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    Chasing a ‘holy grail’ cancer gene

    Omega Therapeutics’ president and CEO Mahesh Karande on its attempts to drug the elusive c-Myc gene.

    Alexandra Pecci • Dec. 6, 2022
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    How bacteria-enabled technology for wounds could also help cancer patients

    Evelina Vågesjö, co-founder and CEO of the immunotherapy company Ilya Pharma, is working on a new modality to speed wound healing.

    Alexandra Pecci • Nov. 22, 2022
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    A ‘bold vision’ to prevent diabetes

    Despite hearing that there’s “no money in prevention,” the CEO of Sigrid Therapeutics is forging ahead with the company’s goal of stopping Type 2 diabetes before it starts. 

    Alexandra Pecci • Nov. 15, 2022
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    This plant-based gel stops bleeding in seconds — and might have potential in drug delivery

    29-year-old biotech founder Joe Landolina is hoping to capitalize on major possibilities in the human health market through his startup Cresolin and just inked a research partnership with Walter Reed.

    Karissa Waddick • Nov. 9, 2022
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    Chasing that ‘Time magazine cover potential’

    Rami Elghandour was already retired. Then CAR-T specialist Arcellx lured him back into the industry to try to change the world.

    Alexandra Pecci • Nov. 8, 2022
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    A longtime believer in mRNA, Strand Therapeutics’ co-founder is now pushing the tech to the next level

    The company’s co-founder and head of R&D on how it’s using synthetic mRNA to create “smarter” therapies that could provide cures for cancer and more.

    Alexandra Pecci • Oct. 25, 2022
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    How a company aimed at bringing the woolly mammoth back to life spun off a startup that could speed drug development

    Colossal Biosciences announced the creation of Form Bio — and its “operating system for science” — in September.

    Alexandra Pecci • Oct. 20, 2022
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    Harnessing the creative energy of California, Alto is advancing a novel approach to psychiatric meds

    After making the leap from academia to the world of biotech, CEO Dr. Amit Etkin is hoping to shift the treatment paradigm for neurological conditions.

    Alexandra Pecci • Oct. 11, 2022
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    Red Jacket: Jim Lang

    The CEO of Eversana has made his mark on the life sciences by disrupting the status quo for commercialization — and he’s got more industry-shifting changes in the works.

    PharmaVoice staff • Sept. 15, 2022
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    Red Jacket: Peyton Howell

    The chief operating and growth officer of Parexel has sold her market access company and created award-winning DE&I programs, but it’s her role as “connector” that she takes the greatest pride in.

    PharmaVoice staff • Sept. 15, 2022
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    Red Jacket: Quita Highsmith

    The VP and chief diversity officer of Genentech is driving enterprise-wide strategies to influence how the biotech giant approaches DE&I — from clinical trials to career advancement.

    PharmaVoice staff • Sept. 15, 2022
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    Red Jacket: Fabio Gratton

    The serial entrepreneur has relied on his gift for storytelling, creativity and a bit of “magic” as he’s launched one successful niche tech company after another.

    PharmaVoice staff • Sept. 15, 2022
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    Red Jacket: Udit Batra

    A combination of logic and love — that’s how the CEO of Waters Corp. leads and how he inspires those around him to “solve the problems that matter.”

    PharmaVoice staff • Sept. 15, 2022
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    Disrupters: Dr. Yvonne Greenstreet

    The CEO of Alnylam — a leader in RNAi therapies — has the company at the top of its game scientifically and culturally.

    PharmaVoice staff • Sept. 6, 2022
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    Entrepreneurs: WeiQing Zhou

    The COO has launched two jewels in the biotech world that complement each other while serving broader innovation goals throughout the industry. 

    Meagan Parrish • Sept. 6, 2022
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    Entrepreneurs: Vincent Keunen

    With his unique platform, the  has built a bridge between patients, physicians and researchers around the world.  

    Meagan Parrish • Sept. 6, 2022
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    Disrupters: Trishna Bharadia

    As a patient advocate, The Spark Global’s owner is transforming how pharma companies approach patient centricity.

    Alexandra Pecci • Sept. 6, 2022
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    Disrupters: Dr. Tania Small

    GSK’s medical oncology head is paving the way for patient-driven drug development and more equitable care.

    PharmaVoice staff • Sept. 6, 2022
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    Legacy Leaders: Dr. Steven Steinhubl

    The chief medical officer at physIQ is working at the intersection of healthcare, clinical trials and technology to deliver better, faster and more accurate treatments to patients around the globe.

    Karissa Waddick • Sept. 6, 2022
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    Innovators: Dr. Stephen Dale

    The CMO at Kura Oncology, a clinical-stage biopharma company, is charting a new course to deliver on the promise of precision medicine in oncology.

    PharmaVoice staff • Sept. 6, 2022
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    Disrupters: Simba Gill

    The CEO of Evelo Biosciences is going where no one else in biotech has gone before.

    Meagan Parrish • Sept. 6, 2022
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    Innovators: Shanthi Ganeshan

    The longtime regulatory pro has used innovative strategies to deliver emerging oncology therapies to patients from her position as head of regulatory affairs at Stemline.

    Meagan Parrish • Sept. 6, 2022
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    DE&I Champions: Sebastian Guth

    Bayer Pharmaceuticals’ president, Americas Region, is driving equality efforts both within the company and for patients.

    PharmaVoice staff • Sept. 6, 2022
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    DE&I Champions: Scott Gray

    The CEO, founder and president of Clincierge is championing diversity and inclusion within the company and beyond.

    Meagan Parrish • Sept. 6, 2022
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    Tech Wizards: Sastry Chilukuri

    The co-CEO of Medidata is ushering in the next generation of clinical trial advancements, making research easier and more patient-focused than ever before.

    PharmaVoice staff • Sept. 6, 2022