Session Chair Profile

Ph.D., Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative Chief Scientist, Regents’ Professor, Del E. Webb Chair in Health Innovation, ASU
Biography

Dr. George Poste is Chief Scientist, Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative (CASI), Regents’ Professor and Del E. Webb Chair in Health Innovation at Arizona State University. He assumed this post in February 2009. This program links expertise across the university in research on synthetic biology, ubiquitous sensing and healthcare informatics for personalized medicine. He founded the Biodesign Institute at ASU and served as Director for 2003 to 2009. In creating this Institute, Dr. Poste designed and built 400,000 sq. ft. of new facilities, achieved cumulative research funding of $300 million and recruited over 60 faculty, including three members of the National Academies of Science and Engineering. He serves on the Board of Directors of Monsanto (since 2003), Exelixis (since 2004), Caris Life Sciences (since 2005), and the Scientific Advisory Board of Synthetic Genomics (since 2009). From 1992 to 1999 he was Chief Science and Technology Officer and President, R&D of SmithKline Beecham (SB). During his tenure at SB he was associated with the successful registration of 31 drug, vaccine and diagnostic products. In 2004 he was named as ‘R&D Scientist of the Year’ by R&D Magazine, in 2006 he received the Einstein award from the Global Business Leadership Council and in 2009 received the Scrip Lifetime Achievement award voted by the leadership of the global pharmaceutical industry.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: Precision Medicine’s value is undeniable. But what about its financial impact? And how should we assess its value beyond the field of oncology? This session will cover the unsustainable economics at play, reimbursement challenges and policies, and cost-based pricing versus value-based pricing, from a patient, pharma, payor, and molecular diagnostics perspective.

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