FierceBiotech, a leading daily monitor of the global biotech industry, announced recently its much anticipated “The 25 Most Influential People in Biopharma in 2015”.  Dr. Ge Li, our Chairman and CEO, is distinguished on the list for “Changing the face of Chinese R&D”.

In its special annual report, FierceBiotech states that “people on this year’s list of influentials are doing everything from helping change the metrics on R&D performance, crusading new technologies and redefining biotech in a boom, to trying to forge a new definition for Big Pharma”, and that the “truly influential never lose sight of the fact that in order to make a lasting impact on this business, you have to force it to change in some fundamental way.”

Dr. Li is acclaimed for evolving WuXi from a Chemistry CRO into a one-stop shop for world-class R&D with the conviction that lowering the barriers to entry in R&D would help unlock innovation, and shepherding Western drugmakers into China would improve access to better medicines.  Dr. Li is also acclaimed for his vision of an open-access platform that is playing a role in every aspect of the drug development process as biopharma becomes more and more global.

The distinguished list below also includes many of WuXi’s innovative collaborators both from pharma and biotech world.  A salute to all of them who are truly the movers and shakers that propel our industry forward!

Bill Ackman – Pershing Square Capital Management
Noubar Afeyan – Flagship Ventures
Hans Bishop – Juno Therapeutics
Dr. Robert Califf – FDA
Andrew Conrad – Google Life Sciences
Jennifer Doudna, Emmanuelle Charpentier – Caribou Biosciences, CRISPR Therapeutics
Bob Duggan – Pharmacyclics
David Epstein – Novartis
George Freeman – U.K. Parliament
Bob Hugin – Celgene
Rajiv Kaul – Fidelity Investments
Nick Leschly – bluebird bio
Jacob Lew – U.S. Treasury Secretary
Ge Li – WuXi PharmaTech
John Martin – Gilead Sciences
Steve Miller – Express Scripts
David Mott – New Enterprise Associates
Flemming Ornskov – Shire
Brent Saunders – Actavis
David Schenkein – Agios Pharmaceuticals
Dilip Shanghvi – Sun Pharmaceutical
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong – NantWorks
Serge Weinberg – Sanofi
Neil Woodford – Patient Capital Trust

 

Original Article:

http://www.fiercebiotech.com/special-reports/25-most-influential-people-biopharma-2015-0