Therapy Areas: Oncology
Pfizer's Dolsten Named to Agilent Board of Directors
24 September 2021 - - Dr. Mikael Dolsten, chief scientific officer and president, Worldwide Research, Development and Medical, Pfizer Inc. has been elected to US-based Agilent Technologies, Inc's (NYSE: A) board of directors, the company said.

Dr. Dolsten brings 30 years of pharma experience to the Agilent board. During his career, he has led teams that have selected more than 150 candidate drugs entering human clinical studies for the treatment or prevention of human disease and has been involved in advancing more than 30 drugs and vaccines to approval.

Most recently, he co-led Pfizer's (NYSE: PFE) recent collaboration with BioNTech to develop COMIRNATY (COVID-19 vaccine, mRNA).

Dr. Dolsten has served in a variety of roles for Pfizer since 2009 including chief scientific officer, president of R and D and senior vice president and division president, Biotherapeutics Research and Development.

He has served in his current role as president of Worldwide Research, Development and Medical since 2019, where he leads a team of over 8,000 scientists and oversees all global research operations across six therapeutic areas for Pfizer.

In addition, during his career, Dr. Dolsten has served in research leadership positions for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Boehringer Ingelheim, AstraZeneca and Pharmacia and Upjohn.

He has published more than 150 scientific articles and book reviews and is an active leader in the scientific community.

He currently serves as co-chair of the National Institutes of Health -Accelerating Medicines Partnership program and an executive committee member of the NIH Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) initiative coordinating a national science strategy in response to COVID-19.

Dr. Dolsten also serves on the Science and Regulatory Executive Committee of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and the PhRMA Foundation board of directors.

He has been an industry member of the government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR) Council and was recently elected as Foreign Member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

Dr. Dolsten has served as an advisor to the Obama administration for regulatory sciences, to then vice president Joe Biden in the Cancer Moonshot initiative and to the UK government for the 2021 G7 Summit.

He is a member of the board of directors for Karyopharm Therapeutics, as well as the board at Vimian Group.

Dr. Dolsten received both his medical degree and doctorate from Lund University in Sweden where he was also selected as an adjunct professor in immunology.

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a leader in life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets, delivering insight and innovation toward improving the quality of life.

Agilent instruments, software, services, solutions, and people provide trusted answers to customers' most challenging questions.

The company generated revenue of USD 5.34bn in fiscal year 2020 and employs 16,400 people worldwide.


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