COVID-19 has brought global attention to the fragility of the medical supply chain. For those with chronic illnesses, drug shortages and access to medication often are lifelong battles. As the coronavirus spread begins to slow, will the pandemic bring about increased awareness of the everyday struggles of patients with chronic diseases? And how can we bridge the gaps in the medical supply chain?
On this episode of the Patients Rising Podcast, we discuss new technologies that can quickly develop small-batch drugs in high demand among patients. We also look into how the pandemic has slowed the supply chain’s transportation of APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients).
Lili Valletta, Founder and CEO of CIEN+, and Marketing Executive at Bright Path Laboratories.
Lili Valletta is a marketing professional with over 20 years of experience, specifically in the medical and pharmaceutical industries. In 2010, Lili co-founded CIEN+, which is a Cultural Intelligence Engine designed to help companies bring cultural trends into their business designs and solutions.
In conjunction with CIEN+, where Lili continues to serve as the CEO, she is a marketing executive and strategic partner at Bright Path Laboratories. Bright Path focuses on pharmaceutical manufacturing technology for API production designed to meet drug shortages in the supply chain due to its scalable design.
For 10 years, Lili worked as the Director of Global Marketing at Johnson & Johnson, where she developed numerous diversity marketing initiatives, including the company's first multicultural marketing strategy. PRWeek named Lili one of its Top 50 Healthcare Influencers.
Lili earned her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs.
Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising
Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob”, Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest
Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent
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