• 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.

  • 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.

  • Why CMO/CDMOs Should Seek Opportunities To Collaborate

    When I look at the state of the contract manufacturing and development industry, I see an industry ripe for disruption. It isn’t inconceivable to envision an outsider coming in to shake things up.

  • The Whirlwind Rise Of Orchard Therapeutics

    While some might think Orchard’s whirlwind rise to be a bit of luck and good timing, the reality is it involved an extremely well-executed plan — and maybe a small dose of good fortune.

  • Liz Barrett — Novartis Oncology’s NextGen Leader

    Liz Barrett recently sat down with Life Science Leader to share some of the formative experiences that shaped her into the leader she has become, including one of the most recent challenges she is embracing at Novartis.

  • The Intriguing Origins Of A Gene Therapy Biopharma

    An inside look into how this fledgling biopharma has raised over $150 million and enlisted two high-profile CEOs from one of the hottest VC firms around, all in less than two years.

  • Are You Ready For The Future Of Biopharma Manufacturing?

    In last’s year’s manufacturing outlook we delved into biopharma’s manufacturing capacity crunch. While lack of manufacturing capacity remains a challenge for the industry, the future of biopharma manufacturing has never looked so bright, and there are a variety of reasons why.

  • Why Every Company Needs A Bio Strategy

    Today we stand on the precipice overlooking a new frontier — the century of biology, and businesses of all kinds need to be prepared to not only embrace what is coming, but have a strategy for how to leverage biology for the betterment of their businesses and the good of the planet.

  • 3 Questions For Kite Pharma’s CEO

    Since the war on cancer was first declared, nearly half of those diagnosed today will be cured. Despite this incredible progress, cancer continues to gain ground, recently becoming the number one killer in 22 U.S. states.

  • Will Kite Pharma Soar Higher In The Engineered T-Cell Race?

    During Kite Pharma’s (NASDAQ: KITE) company presentation at the February 2015 BIO CEO Investor’s Conference in New York, Arie Belldegrun, M.D., created a noticeable buzz among attendees when touting the latest developments coming out of the company he founded back in 2009.

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Rob Wright

Rob Wright is the chief editor of Life Science Leader magazine. Prior to joining the publication, he spent nearly 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry. During his industry career, Wright conducted well over 1,000 presentations and roundtable discussions, including the facilitation of FDA-mandated clinical training programs for hundreds of licensed healthcare providers. He has chaired, moderated, and served as a speaker at industry and academic conferences, and served as co-chair for the 2015 and 2018 BIO International conference’s educational planning committee. Wright’s 500+ published articles have appeared in peer-reviewed academic journals, B2B magazines and online publications. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, MBA with distinction from Gannon University, and completed his doctoral coursework in marketing at Cleveland State University. He is a member of international business honor societies Sigma Beta Delta and Beta Gamma Sigma. He can be followed on Twitter @RfwrightLSL