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Using a problem centric approach to build programs
Guest: Eric Elenko, Chief Innovation Officer, PureTech
In this fireside chat brought to you by Conversations in Healthcare, Mike Ward, Global Head of Thought Leadership at DRG talks to Eric Elenko, Chief Innovation Officer of PureTech. Eric provides a unique insight into how they use a problem centric approach to identify and build out treatment programs, both internally and through their own founded entities. Eric also explains how this model has inspired them to repurpose one of their existing programs, LYT-100, to help solve the issue of pulmonary complications in recovering COVID-19 patients. He also talks about the affect social distancing has had on the industry, stating his expectation that telemedicine and digital health is here to stay and will gather momentum going forward. Watch the full interview here.
About our Guest
Eric Elenko, Chief Innovation Officer, PureTech
Eric Elenko, PhD, is the chief innovation officer at PureTech where he has led the development of a number of programs, including Akili Interactive Labs, Inc., Gelesis, Inc., Karuna Therapeutics, Inc. and Sonde Health, Inc. Prior to joining PureTech, Dr. Elenko was a consultant with McKinsey and Company where he advised senior executives of Fortune 500 and specialty pharmaceutical companies on a range of issues, including product licensing, mergers and acquisitions, research and development strategy and marketing. Dr. Elenko received his BA in biology from Swarthmore College and his PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of California, San Diego.
About our Host
Mike Ward, Head of Thought Leadership, DRG
Mike Ward serves as Global Head of Thought Leadership at Decision Resources Group (DRG), part of Clarivate. As both a journalist and analyst, Mike has been writing, analyzing and commenting on the life sciences industry for more than 35 years. He has held editorial and content leadership roles at various publications and organizations across the industry.