Stewart Parker is a biotech consultant and was previously the CEO of the Infectious Disease Research Institute in Seattle. Parker co-founded Seattle-based Targeted Genetics and worked there as president and CEO since it spun off from Immunex in 1992 until November 2008. She served in various capacities at Immunex from August 1981 through December 1991, most recently as vice president, corporate development. Ms. Parker also served as president and a director of Receptech Corporation, a company formed by Immunex in 1989 to accelerate the development of soluble cytokine receptor products, from February 1991 to January 1993. She serves on the board of directors and the executive committee of BIO, the primary trade organization for the biotechnology industry, and as a director of several companies and non-profit organizations. Ms. Parker received her B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Washington.
[Editor’s Note: This editorial was co-authored by Jim Connolly, president and CEO of Rockville, MD-based Aeras]
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