The Power List 2021 – Small Molecules
President and Chief Executive Officer at Civica Rx
Under VanTrieste’s leadership, Civica has expanded its membership to include more than 50 health systems across the US and has delivered more than 40 essential medications for hospitals, 11 of which are being used to treat COVID-19 patients. Most recently, Civica began providing its medicines to the US Department of Veterans Affairs and the US Department of Defense. During the peak of COVID-19 outbreaks in the US, VanTrieste led efforts to deliver 2.1 million containers of Civica medicines to the country’s Strategic National Stockpile.
“It was satisfying to see how the pharmaceutical industry responded quickly, collaboratively and effectively in response to COVID-19 – and improved our reputation, which has been damaged in recent years. We are in the biotechnology century. We will look back and say we learned more about human biology, how our DNA impacts the effectiveness of treatments, and how we can design drugs to target a specific disease. As a result, we will all benefit from cures and not just treatments for chronic conditions.”