Add to Calendar 5/5/2022 8:30:00 AM 5/5/2022 8:30:00 PM 2022 State of Possible Conference MassBio's annual State of Possible Conference celebrates how the life sciences make the impossible possible. We will tap today’s brightest minds for engaging conversations on the latest developments in our industry, key insights from the past year, and building a better future for patients around the world. This year's conference will explore the theme "The Massachusetts BioPharma Ecosystem in the Post- Covid Era."

Join MassBio and more than 500 attendees for a day of networking, keynotes, and panel discussions from some of the most inspiring voices in the industry, culminating in a reception celebrating the life sciences community. This is our most popular event so you will want to reserve your spot early.
Royal Sonesta Boston, 40 Edwin Land Blvd Cambridge MA 02142
Former Global Head, Pharma Open Innovation, Executive-in-Residence, MassGeneral Brigham
Chandra Ramanathan is a biopharmaceutical executive with extensive experience translating scientific ideas into treatment options & access for patients with high medical needs. He's led several initiatives across pharma, biotech, startups, & academia from early stage discovery programs to launching new products. Chandra has deep subject matter expertise across various therapeutic areas & experience in different modalities from small molecules to complex biologics including cell & gene therapy. Currently, he is an Executive-in-Residence at MassGeneral Brigham, working with key investigators to identify & advance technologies towards commercialization. He is also advising start-ups in the therapeutics & cell & gene therapy technology space. Previously, Chandra held various leadership positions over 12 years at Bayer. Most recently, he was the Global Head of Pharma R&D Open Innovation, where he led Open Innovation Centers (OICs) around the world (US, Europe, Japan, China, & Singapore), which focus on early access to breakthrough technologies, management of strategic alliances, & public-private partnerships. Key accomplishments include the establishment of a new innovation center & approval of a Cell & Gene Therapy Incubator in Cambridge (Investment value: $200+ Million). Chandra’s past roles at Bayer include Head of Open Innovation Center North America-East, Global Program Lead for External Innovation/Life Sciences, Global Launch Team Leader (Aliqopa), & Head of Global Oncology Pipeline Marketing. Previously, he worked at Wyeth (Pfizer) & BMS in various roles in Drug Discovery, Applied Genomics, & Business Development & Licensing. Chandra earned an MBA from Columbia Business School, a PhD in Genomics/ Bioinformatics, an MS in Medicinal Chemistry, & a BS in Pharmacy. He's an adjunct assistant professor at Tufts School of Medicine, is on the Board of Directors of MassBio, & is an Innovation, Development & Entrepreneurial Advisory Board Member at John Hopkins University.

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