Philip Vanek

Phil Vanek

General Manager
Partner, Gamma Biosciences

Phil is a Partner at Gamma Biosciences, a life sciences tools platform created by KKR to build a leading player in next-generation bioprocessing for advanced therapies by acquiring or investing in high-potential businesses with outstanding technology and accelerating their growth. Prior to joining Gamma, Phil was General Manager of GE Healthcare’s cell therapy business, an initiative funded in part by GE Healthymagination, a $6 billion strategy to revolutionize the world’s health by improving the quality, access and affordability of care.  Prior to joining GE, Phil was Head of Innovation for Lonza’s Pharmaceutical division, leading a group of research scientists, process development engineers, and commercial strategists to drive new technology initiatives focused on cell, protein, and viral therapeutic manufacturing.

Phil’s career has included a number of senior innovation, business and market development roles at Becton Dickinson, Invitrogen, and Life Technologies, as well as two start-up biotechnology companies in the Washington, DC area.

Phil received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Georgetown University Medical Center and subsequently held an IRTA fellowship at the National Cancer Institute in the Laboratory of Molecular Oncology.

Phil is an active member of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, where he currently serves as an Officer of the Executive Committee.  Phil also serves on the Editorial Board of Cell and Gene Therapy Insights.

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