This year’s Annual Meeting is now the State of Possible Conference where we'll celebrate what’s possible in our industry and for patients today that wasn’t five or 10 years ago. The two-day event will draw over 600 industry leaders from Massachusetts and beyond to debate the most pressing challenges facing the life sciences to ensure we can continue this incredible success. Attendees will hear from the brightest minds through keynotes, panel discussions and 15-minute Possible Talks, inspiring and engaging content in the style of a TED Talk. Join us as we celebrate the State of Possible!
Vikas joined SR One in 2011 after interning since 2009 with a background in corporate strategy and business development. Vikas was a consultant in McKinsey and Co’s pharmaceutical practice, worked with dozens of start-ups and early stage companies as a consultant at Extera Partners, and worked in business development at Infinity Pharmaceuticals. He is a Kauffman Fellow (Class 17) and an active mentor for MassBio’s MassConnect program.
Vikas received his B.A. in Neurobiology from Harvard University, and his MBA in Health Care Management from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
Laura Indolfi is the Founder & CEO of PanTher Therapeutics, a spin-out of MIT and MGH that provides superior drug delivery technologies for revolutionizing the treatment of locally advanced solid tumors. Her scientific expertise covers a broad range of therapeutic areas (cardio, cancer, regenerative medicine) and approaches (drug delivery, cell therapy, implanted devices). Together with her strong technical background, Laura has hands-on business and managerial know-how developed during her biomedical business training at Sloan and Harvard Business schools, combining the science and business knowledges to drive the company’s vision. Prior to PanTher, she was a research associate at Harvard-MIT IMES, and served as entrepreneur-in-residence at MGH Cancer Center. She is a TED Fellow, one of 21 people chosen annually by the TED organization who are considered to be the most disruptive and transformative change-makers in the world. In 2017, she attended the prestigious conference “Fortune: Most Powerful Women – Next Gen”, an invite-only summit hosted by Fortune gathering a stellar group of game-changing executives, entrepreneurs and innovators. Laura is also one of the 5 women selected by Massachusetts Life Science Center and Takeda for their inaugural class in 2018 of MassNextGen program, honoring exceptional leaders in the biotech industry.
Managing Director Pricing and Access, Syneos Health
Erin Mistry brings 15 years experience in helping manufacturers evaluate their pricing, value and access portfolio strategies across global markets. She is currently Managing Director Pricing and Access at Syneos Health, a 23,000 + global organization that combines both clinical trial and commercial development services.
Erin spent many years working with healthcare systems establishing quality metrics and leading clinical teams that feed into value-based care initiatives and patient engagement strategies while finding the pricing and access niche at Medimmune.
She has worked extensively across a variety of therapeutic areas and global markets to build value messaging and demonstration, evidence requirements, pricing strategies, contracting opportunities, and stakeholder engagement plans across the commercial development spectrum. Erin enjoys the dynamic policy environment and the direct interaction with Payer decision makers that influence today’s access decisions.
Katrine Bosley is the Chief Executive Officer of Editas Medicine
Prior to joining Editas, Katrine was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at The Broad Institute, a biomedical and genomic research center, and before that, she was the CEO of Avila Therapeutics (acquired by Celgene). Katrine was also Vice President, Business Development at Adnexus Therapeutics and then Vice President, Strategic Operations after Adnexus’ acquisition by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Earlier, Katrine held several positions at Biogen in Business Development, Commercial Operations, and Portfolio Strategy and was part of the healthcare team at the venture firm Highland Capital Partners.
She is a graduate of Cornell University.
In addition to her role at Editas, Katrine currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Genocea Biosciences (NASDAQ: GNCA) and is a member of the Board of Directors of Galapagos NV (EURONEXT and NASDAQ: GLPG), of BIO – the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, and of Massachusetts Eye and Ear.
Since 2002, Dr. John Maraganore has served as the CEO and a Director of Alnylam.
Prior to Alnylam, Dr. Maraganore served as an officer and a member of the management team for Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. As Senior Vice President, Strategic Product Development for Millennium, he was responsible for the company’s product franchises in oncology, and cardiovascular, inflammatory, and metabolic diseases. He was previously Vice President, Strategic Planning and M&A and, prior to that, he was General Manager of Millennium BioTherapeutics, Inc., a former subsidiary of Millennium. Before Millennium he served as Director of Molecular Biology and Director of Market and Business Development at Biogen, Inc. At Biogen, Dr. Maraganore invented and led the discovery and development of ANGIOMAX® (bivalirudin) for injection, formerly HIRULOGTM and currently marketed by The Medicines Company. Prior to Biogen, Dr. Maraganore was a scientist at ZymoGenetics, Inc., and the Upjohn Company.
Dr. Maraganore received his MS and PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Chicago. He is the Chair of the Board for Agios Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Maraganore is Chair of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Board, and is a member of the BIO Executive Committee.
George M. Church, PhD ’84, is professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, a founding member of the Wyss Institute, and director of PersonalGenomes.org, the world’s only open-access information on human genomic, environmental, and trait data. Church is known for pioneering the fields of personal genomics and synthetic biology. He developed the first methods for the first genome sequence & dramatic cost reductions since then (down from $3 billion to $600), contributing to nearly all “next generation sequencing” methods and companies. His team invented CRISPR for human stem cell genome editing and other synthetic biology technologies and applications – including new ways to create organs for transplantation, gene therapies for aging reversal, and gene drives to eliminate Lyme Disease and Malaria. Church is director of IARPA & NIH BRAIN Projects and National Institutes of Health Center for Excellence in Genomic Science. He has coauthored 450 papers, 105 patents, and one book, “Regenesis”. His honors include Franklin Bower Laureate for Achievement in Science, the Time 100, and election to the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering.