Session Abstract – PMWC 2022 Silicon Valley


For truly personalized cell and gene therapies to become standard of care, we must continue to leverage and successfully implement advances in science, technology, automation and digitization to scale the process and shorten the time it takes to get lifesaving medicines to patients in need.

 Session Chair Profile

Ph.D., Chief Business Development Officer, Adaptive Biotechnologies

Biography
Dr. Sharon Benzeno is the Chief Business Development Officer and leads the Drug Discovery group at Adaptive. Sharon oversees the use of the company’s immune medicine platform for novel drug discovery, including TCR discovery to inform next-generation cellular therapy, antibody discovery, and vaccines. Before joining Adaptive in 2014, Sharon was Senior Director at Elsevier Inc., a healthcare informatics company. Prior to Elsevier, Sharon co-led the oncology business unit at Capgemini SE, a consulting and technology services company. Sharon came to Elsevier from Capgemini, where she held a variety of management roles at AstraZeneca plc. Sharon holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from New York University School of Medicine, an MBA in Finance and Leadership from New York University Stern School of Business and a BA in Biochemistry from New York University. Sharon completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cancer biology at the University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center.

Talk
Next-generation Supply Chain For Cell & Gene Therapies
For truly personalized cell and gene therapies to become standard of care, we must continue to leverage and successfully implement advances in science, technology, automation and digitization to scale the process and shorten the time it takes to get lifesaving medicines to patients in need.


 Speaker Profile

M.B.A, CEO and Co-Founder, Vineti

Biography
From the campaign trail to digital technology, Amy is a long-time leader in expanding patient access to regenerative medicine. Prior to co-founding Vineti, the first cloud-based digital platform for orchestrating cell and gene therapies, Amy was Managing Director of GE Ventures, as well as Chief Business Officer of Navigenics, a genomics company sold to Life Technologies. Amy was also Co-founder and Executive Director of Proposition 71, California's $3 billion stem cell research initiative passed in 2004, as well as Chief of Staff for the resulting state grant oversight agency, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Amy is a Coro Fellow and an Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellow, and serves on the Board of Directors for BioLife Solutions and the ARM Foundation for Cell and Gene Medicine. Under Amy’s leadership, Vineti received the prestigious Technology Pioneer award from the World Economic Forum in 2019 as “a company with the potential to “improve society for years to come."


 Speaker Profile

Ph.D., SVP, TRC Immuno-Oncology and Cell Therapy, Research and Early Development, Bristol Myers Squibb

Biography
Teresa Foy is an immunologist with more than 25 years of biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry experience developing novel therapeutics in the areas of oncology and inflammation. At Bristol Myers Squibb, Teri leads the Immuno-Oncology and Cell Therapy Thematic Research Center. With a mission to drive leadership in the use of immune effector cell-based therapies in hematological and solid cancers, Teri and her team focus on the development and translation of BMS’ early I-O and cell therapy pipeline from discovery through human proof of concept. As part of her research, Teri also oversees close collaborations with other key research areas across the company, as well as external scientific partnerships.


 Speaker Profile

President and Chief Operating Officer, PACT Pharma

Biography
Tim Moore has more than three decades of leadership experience in biopharmaceutical manufacturing and operations. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President, Technical Operations at Kite, a Gilead Company, since March of 2016. During this time Mr. Moore was responsible for overseeing the process development, manufacturing, quality and supply chain for the launch of Yescarta®, one of the first CAR T therapies to be developed, manufactured and commercialized, as well as advancement of the Kite pipeline. In addition, Mr. Moore globally expanded the biopharmaceutical operations to serve and support the US, EU, as well as key partners in Asia. Prior to Kite, Mr. Moore served as the Senior Vice President, Head of Global Technical Operations – Biologics of Genentech, Inc. and as a member of the Genentech Executive Committee since 2010. In this role, Mr. Moore oversaw global leadership for more than 7,500 professionals across 10 internal sites and over 37 contract manufacturing organizations, as well as global manufacturing and end-to-end quality supply performance of more than 20 biological product families. Prior to that, Mr. Moore was Genentech’s Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Global Engineering from 2007 to 2010. Previously, Mr. Moore served as Vice President, Operations at ZLB Behring (formerly Aventis Behring). He is currently a member of ISPE, PDA and has been a part of the Executive Committee of BioPhorum and serves as a Board member for Cerus. Mr. Moore received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Tulsa University and a M.S. in Engineering Management from Northwestern University.