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3 ISCT Leaders Recognized as Global Cell and Gene Therapy Influencers

Tuesday, April 23, 2019  
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Vancouver, Canada, April 23, 2019 – Every year, The Medicine Maker, a leading, global publication in cell and gene therapy, lists the world’s top 100 thought leaders and opinion shapers who have carried out lifechanging work in the biopharmaceutical industry, helping thousands of people across the globe. This year, The Medicine Maker’s Power List 2019 has included three well-known ISCT leaders who have long been innovators in the cell and gene therapy field and whose devoted passion have made ISCT the global leader it is today – Dr. Massimo Dominici, MD (Italy), Dr. Bruce Levine, PhD (USA) and Dr. Claudia Zylberberg, PhD (USA). 
Dr. Dominici was recognized as a Champion of Change, Dr. Levine as a Master of the Bench, and Dr. Zylberberg as a Business Captain. 
“To be recognized amongst such company making an impact in the world is an incredible honor,” says Dr. Dominici, ISCT Past President and Chair, ISCT Presidential Task Force on the Use of Unproven and/or Unethical Cell and Gene Therapy.  
“It is truly an honor to be included on such an amazing list,” says Dr. Levine, ISCT President-Elect. “I admire so many pioneers who have been recognized on this and past lists.” 
“This is such a privilege to be recognized for doing work that you love doing,” says Dr. Zylberberg, ISCT Strategic Advisory Council Member. 
A Global Audience  
The annual Medicine Maker Power List recognizes the most inspiring and influential people across the entire global life sciences sector – from entrepreneurs and CEOs, to industry experts, researchers, and regulators. Reaching a diverse, broad audience around the world, The Medicine Maker is a tier-one publication that celebrates the people, processes and vision that bring new drugs and biologics to the public. The extensive Power List was compiled based on the votes of Medicine Maker readers as well as the input of an expert judging panel made up of influencers in the biopharmaceutical industry.  
Making an Impact 
Since its inception in 1992, ISCT has been at the forefront of translational cell and gene therapy research and its members have made significant impact in the biopharmaceutical and cell and gene therapy fields. With three of its members profiled in the Power List 2019, it says a great deal about ISCT’s extensive, global impact within the cell and gene therapy field. 
“We’re so incredibly proud of Bruce, Claudia and Massimo for being recognized on such a reputable list of global leaders,” says Dr. John Rasko, ISCT President. “The Medicine Maker 2019 Power List is composed of the best of best in the global biopharmaceutical industry and it is a tremendous accomplishment to be included.” 
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About ISCT 
Established in 1992, ISCT (International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy) is a growing global organization of clinicians, regulators, researchers, technologists and industry partners with a shared vision to translate cell and gene therapies into safe and effective therapies to improve patients’ lives worldwide. 
ISCT is the global leader focused on translational aspects of developing cell-based therapeutics, thereby advancing scientific research into innovative treatments for patients. ISCT provides a unique collaborative environment that addresses three key areas of clinical translation: Academia, Regulatory and Commercialization. Through long term strategic relationships with global regulatory agencies, academic institutions and industry partners, ISCT leads the advancement of research into clinical adoption and standard of care. Comprised of over 1,500 cell therapy experts across five geographic regions and representation from over 60 countries, ISCT members are part of a global community of peers, thought leaders and organizations invested in cell therapy translation.  
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