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Vicki Sato

After a long career in various leadership positions across the Boston biotech scene,
VICKI SATO is making another career switch, this time as a Boston life science export
to New York (she splits her time between the two cities). Sato co-chairs an advisory
committee for LifeSci NYC, a 10-year, $500 million government-funded plan to grow
the life sciences industry in New York City. The initiative has so far helped launch a
biotech incubator at the NYU Langone Medical Center, but LifeSci NYC, with Sato’s
help, has much more planned to help boost the city’s biotech ambitions.
Sato spoke with Xconomy about how to build biotech in New York City.

Vicki Sato, co-chair, LifeSci NYC Advisory Council • Photography by Alex Gagne and Rythum Vinoben