Q&A

Exclusive interviews with industry leaders


  • Raj Indupuri, CEO, eClinical Solutions
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    How pharma’s surging M&A is impacting the industry’s tech sector

    As dealmaking in biopharma picks up, the CEO of eClinical Solutions sees an opportunity for clinical software companies to make acquisitions easier to close.

    Michael Gibney • April 11, 2024
  • Daniel Paterson, CEO, Verastem Oncology
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    With an ovarian KRAS combo ready for review, Verastem’s CEO is poised for the transition

    As its FDA filing approaches, Verastem Oncology CEO Daniel Paterson wants to go from “The Little Engine That Could” to a major oncology player.

    Michael Gibney • April 4, 2024
  • Lori Lebson, EMD Serono
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    To advance women’s leadership, an effort ‘has to be purposeful,’ says EMD Serono exec

    Gender diversity in leadership “doesn’t just happen,” — it requires institutional change, from investing in women’s startups to providing more generous family leave.

    Alexandra Pecci • April 1, 2024
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    SQZ, Portal founder Armon Sharei on starting over in biotech

    After his first biotech startup was sold off in parts, Sharei is applying the lessons he’s learned to a new company with a different business model.

    Gwendolyn Wu • March 26, 2024
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    Why a pharmacist was tapped to spearhead ‘patient excellence’ at Boehringer Ingelheim

    Deborah Reardon is leading a new pillar that asks, “Are we looking at this from a patient lens and not from a Boehringer lens?”

    Alexandra Pecci • March 25, 2024
  • Bogdan Budnik, principal scientist, Wyss Institute at Harvard University
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    An ocean of answers in a single cell — how proteomics can lead to better drugs

    New tools that allow researchers to separate single cells can help map the complex web of proteins that lead to disease, providing new targets for biopharma.

    Michael Gibney • March 21, 2024
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    GSK has the U.S. shingles vaccine market cornered. A jab with fewer side effects could change that.

    Curevo Vaccine is readying a phase 3 trial for a candidate it believes could have an edge over GSK’s blockbuster Shingrix.

    Alexandra Pecci • March 19, 2024
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    Former U.S. patent head on why federal march-in rights for drugs would be a ‘devastating’ mistake

    A Biden administration proposal to seize patents for drugs deemed too pricey would have a ripple effect that cuts into the heart of innovation, says former U.S. PTO head Andrei Iancu.

    Michael Gibney • March 14, 2024
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    Into the unknown: Tarsus’ CEO on its launch strategies in a new disease category

    The company scored a first-in-class nod for its eye med last year, which treats a common but frequently undiagnosed condition.

    Meagan Parrish • March 8, 2024
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    Biogen partner NeuroSense seeks a role in the ALS revolution

    Results from a mid-stage study for a new ALS drug have been strong, and NeuroSense is looking to join a small but sturdy wave of companies bringing new treatments to market.

    Michael Gibney • Feb. 29, 2024
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    For Moderna, COVID vaccines were a ‘proof of concept’ — now comes the big test

    Following Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine success, therapeutics head Dr. Kyle Holen discusses scaling mRNA development to bring candidates to the finish line in oncology and more.

    Amy Baxter • Feb. 23, 2024
  • Caroline Loew, chief executive officer of Mural Oncology
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    Why a former BMS exec calls her new CEO role ‘unfinished business’ in cancer care

    With a focus on her “three pillars” of being a CEO, Caroline Loew explains how she’s building a new company culture at an Alkermes spinoff — and a pipeline that offers a next-gen approach to oncology.

    Alexandra Pecci • Feb. 6, 2024
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    ‘1 plus 1 equals 3’ — the co-CEO model in pharma

    Amylyx Pharmaceuticals’ co-founders and co-CEOs Josh Cohen and Justin Klee explain their approach to dual leadership and why it can be a good fit in life sciences.

    Meagan Parrish • Jan. 26, 2024
  • 4D Molecular Therapeutics CEO David Kirn
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    One biotech’s 3 gene therapy hurdles: delivery, delivery and delivery

    4DMT’s David Kirn is looking to the future of gene therapy with delivery methods that change the paradigm.

    Michael Gibney • Jan. 10, 2024
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    This biotech aims to expand the CRISPR toolkit for more disease targets in the liver and brain

    Arbor Biotechnologies is looking past CRISPR’s recent regulatory wins and into the next stage of gene editing.

    Michael Gibney • Dec. 19, 2023
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    The many ‘myths’ of clinical trial diversity, and Genentech’s fight to disrupt them

    Genentech’s chief diversity officer Quita Highsmith is on a crusade to prove that much of what the industry believes about clinical trial diversity is wrong.

    Michael Gibney • Dec. 14, 2023
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    A former CDC head on key R&D areas, public trust and if we learned anything from COVID-19

    Dr. Julie Gerberding, now president and CEO of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, shares lessons learned from a long career in academic, public health and industry.

    Meagan Parrish • Dec. 13, 2023
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    Bristol Myers’ commercial chief on the industry’s ‘seismic’ changes over 27 years and what’s coming next

    Adam Lenkowsky’s unique vantage point on the major transformations shaping BMS and the industry as a whole.

    Michael Gibney • Dec. 12, 2023
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    Patients who hide pills and advocacy offices that could get ‘raided’ — a Gilead leader on navigating global HIV

    Gilead Sciences’ SVP of global patient solutions discusses how she’s managing some of the world’s most complicated health issues and what’s next in HIV innovation.

    Alexandra Pecci • Dec. 11, 2023
  • Cristina Durán, president, Evinova
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    The head of AstraZeneca’s new digital health business on how the pharma is leveraging tech

    Cristina Durán, formerly AstraZeneca’s chief digital officer of R&D and now head of digital health business Evinova, believes data will help pharma screen and treat patients earlier in their disease.

    Michael Gibney • Nov. 28, 2023
  • Dr. Juan Camilo Arjona Ferreira, chief medical officer, Organon
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    Organon’s chief medical officer wants to change how the world sees women’s health

    Dr. Juan Camilo Arjona Ferreira joined Organon in September and says the company is “like a lighthouse in women’s health” in its visibility and focus.

    Michael Gibney • Nov. 22, 2023
  • Dr. Paul Moss, deputy head, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, Professor of Haematology, University of Birmingham
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    AstraZeneca showed the pandemic isn’t over for immunocompromised patients. What’s next?

    Dr. Paul Moss, a hematology expert in the U.K., conducted a study with AstraZeneca showing the alarming extent to which immunocompromised patients are burdened with COVID-19.

    Michael Gibney • Nov. 16, 2023
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    23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki’s vision for changing healthcare as a ‘full-fledged biotech’

    23andMe always had bigger aims than at-home genetics testing. In this in-depth interview, the company’s founder explains its foray into pharma, drug R&D, solving cold cases and more.

    Alexandra Pecci • Nov. 7, 2023
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    Wisp’s ‘bold and unapologetic approach’ to women’s sexual and reproductive health

    In the role of interim CEO of Wisp, Monica Cepak aims to break down barriers and expand access via telehealth.

    Alexandra Pecci • Oct. 31, 2023
  • Dr. Mark Goldberg, CEO and chairman, Allucent
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    Red Jacket: Dr. Mark Goldberg, a clinical innovator

    Dr. Mark Goldberg has continually been at the cutting edge of technologies and ideas, including now as chairman and CEO of Allucent.

    Alexandra Pecci • Oct. 27, 2023