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Exclusive interviews with industry leaders


  • Victoria Richon
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    Entact Bio’s CEO is leading the company out of stealth and into a new age of protein enhancement

    Victoria Richon’s latest venture is in the burgeoning field of protein-enhancing drugs that could target a range of diseases.

    Kelly Bilodeau • Feb. 6, 2023
  • Jill Milne Astria Therapeutics
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    Astria Therapeutics’ edge in an ultra-rare disease

    With positive early phase data, CEO Jill Milne is aiming to bring an improved preventative option to patients with hereditary angioedema.

    Taren Grom • Feb. 1, 2023
  • Marc de Garidel, CEO, CinCor
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    This biotech CEO secured two billion-dollar Big Pharma deals during the pandemic

    With the industry focused on cancer and COVID-19, Marc de Garidel made deals centered on cardio.

    Michael Gibney • Jan. 31, 2023
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    Gilead’s commercial chief on why 2023 will be a ‘coming out’ year

    With a rapidly expanding oncology pipeline and a new approval in HIV, Johanna Mercier discusses Gilead’s quest to transform.

    Meagan Parrish • Jan. 26, 2023
  • Astellas' U.S. headquarters in Northbrook, IL.
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    Already on a roll in oncology, Astellas hunts for big wins in other areas

    With two potential first-in-class drug launches on the horizon, and a budding gene therapy business, Astellas believes this year could be a major inflection point. 

    Karissa Waddick • Jan. 23, 2023
  • Bekki Brown UBC
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    UBC crowns Bekki Brown as its new CEO with a clear mandate to grow

    The first-time CEO is tapping into decades of operational expertise to help bring real-world data into the mainstream.

    Taren Grom • Jan. 20, 2023
  • Sean McCarthy, CEO and chairman, CytomX
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    A Moderna tie-up ushers in new era for CytomX

    The antibody-focused company followed up a tough year with big partnerships to keep the ball rolling.

    Michael Gibney • Jan. 18, 2023
  • Hans Schambye Galecto
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    Galecto has identified a master switch to reduce fibroid formation

    With expertise surrounding a natural family of proteins and enzymes that can lead to fibrosis, Galecto is exploring the potential to develop cancer treatments.

    Taren Grom • Jan. 11, 2023
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    Gracell Biotechnologies’ quest to unlock the CAR-T bottleneck

    The biotech hopes to upend the CAR-T category by cutting manufacturing from weeks to hours and developing a first-line cell therapy.

    Taren Grom • Jan. 9, 2023
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    To drive trial diversity, one company is bringing them to the patient

    For Lightship, increasing patient access to clinical trials is about meeting them where they are — literally.

    Karissa Waddick • Dec. 21, 2022
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    Dr. Sy Pretorius, Eversana’s new COO, is flipping the script on his career

    With a long history in the clinical space, Pretorius is now applying those deep insights to the commercial side of the business.

    Taren Grom • Dec. 9, 2022
  • Charlotte Owens, vice president, head of the Center for Health Equity and Patient Affairs, Takeda
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    Takeda’s global quest for health equity

    Takeda’s Center for Health Equity and Patient Affairs is built to address health inequality around the world and aims to raise the bar for the pharma industry.

    Taren Grom • Dec. 8, 2022
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    For Duchenne-focused Sarepta, gene therapy is the natural next step

    The company with three marketed RNA drugs for Duchenne muscular dystrophy is taking the logical leap into gene therapies with a candidate under review at the FDA.

    Michael Gibney • Dec. 8, 2022
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    A historic approval could transform CSL from being ‘the biggest company no one has ever heard of’

    The company’s head of R&D on its profile-raising FDA approval of a gene therapy that’s now the world’s most expensive drug. 

    Meagan Parrish • Dec. 6, 2022
  • Overhead view of a person holding two white pills in their left hand and a glass of water in their right hand.
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    Non-toxic and addiction free: The promise of a new pain med

    Why South Rampart Pharma’s novel new molecule could be a key to solving the global pain epidemic.

    Taren Grom • Dec. 1, 2022
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    Evommune’s unique method of drug discovery is more than skin deep

    The biotech is using human skin squares from plastic surgery to find the best immunological molecules for solving conditions like dermatitis.

    Michael Gibney • Nov. 29, 2022
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    In cancers with very low survival rates, Sellas aims higher

    The company hopes its drugs can “take over where other available treatments fail” in multiple types of cancer.

    Kelly Bilodeau • Nov. 21, 2022
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    The legacy of Glen de Vries: Our last interview with the pioneering entrepreneur

    Recorded just weeks before his passing, our sit-down interview with the legendary medical sciences entrepreneur showcased his passion for pushing the industry toward its next frontier.

    Taren Grom • Nov. 11, 2022
  • Lene Oddershede
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    Novo Nordisk’s quantum bet on ‘world changing’ computing

    Behind the pharma giant’s plans to build the first quantum computer by 2034 to accelerate drug development.

    Taren Grom • Nov. 10, 2022
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    The other ‘D’ in DE&I

    How companies can work to include people with disabilities into broader equity aims.

    Taren Grom • Nov. 4, 2022
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    Tuberculosis patients haven’t seen new treatments in 40 years – now Merck and Gates MRI have teamed up to change that

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute’s clinical development leader talks about its new licensing deal with Merck.

    Alexandra Pecci • Nov. 1, 2022
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    The first company to use Nobel-winning click chemistry in humans is on a mission to transform oncology

    Shasqi founder and CEO José Mejía Oneto on how the company’s approach could provide a more effective alternative to ADCs and other emerging cancer therapies.

    Karissa Waddick • Oct. 27, 2022
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    Nobel Prize winner Carolyn Bertozzi on revealing the power of chemistry in drug development

    The Stanford researcher and biotech entrepreneur discusses how click and bioorthogonal chemistry could revolutionize drug development.

    Karissa Waddick • Oct. 26, 2022
  • Ryan Moslin, senior principal scientist, Bristol Myers Squibb
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    He helped discover BMS’s psoriasis pill Sotyktu. Here’s what he has to say about early science in Big Pharma

    Bristol Myers Squibb’s senior principal scientist Ryan Moslin shares why his team was built for success and how they ushered a potential psoriasis blockbuster through discovery.

    Michael Gibney • Oct. 17, 2022
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    Coming out of stealth, RIGImmune aims to catch up with ever-mutating viruses

    President Susan Sobolov discusses how the startup is building on the work of two powerhouse Yale scientists to advance candidates for viruses — and beyond.

    Kelly Bilodeau • Oct. 13, 2022