Utilizing pluripotent stem cells in cell therapy

Guest: Brian Culley, CEO Lineage Cell Therapeutics

In this episode of Conversations in Healthcare, Mike Ward, Global Head of Thought Leadership at Clarivate, speaks with Brian Culley, CEO of Lineage Cell Therapeutics. Brian and Mike discuss the company’s cell therapy program, utilizing pluripotent stem cells, initially targeting dry age-related macular degeneration, acute spinal cord injuries, and non-small cell lung cancer. Brian shares about the status of their Phase 1/2a clinical trials, and how COVID-19 has affected the company’s operations. Learn more in the full episode.

About our guest

  • Brian Culley
  • CEO
  • Lineage Cell Therapeutics

Brian Culley joined Lineage as Chief Executive Officer in September 2018. Prior to joining Lineage, Mr. Culley served from August 2017 to September 2018 as interim Chief Executive Officer at Artemis Therapeutics, Inc. (ATMS).

Mr. Culley previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (MSTX), from 2010, and was also a member of its board of directors from 2011, until Mast’s merger with Savara, Inc. (SVRA) in April 2017.

Mr. Culley served from 2007 to 2010 as Mast’s Chief Business Officer and Senior Vice President, from 2006 to 2007 as Mast’s Senior Vice President, Business Development, and from 2004 to 2006 as Mast’s Vice President, Business Development.

From 2002 until 2004, Mr. Culley was Director of Business Development and Marketing for Immusol, Inc. From 1999 until 2000, he worked at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Department of Technology Transfer & Intellectual Property Services and from 1996 to 1999 he conducted drug development research for Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NBIX). Mr. Culley has also served on the Board of Orphagen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since May 2017.

About our host

  • Mike Ward
  • Head of Thought Leadership
  • Clarivate

Mike Ward serves as Global Head of Thought Leadership at Clarivate. As both a journalist and analyst, Mike has been writing, analyzing and commenting on the life sciences industry for more than 35 years. He has held editorial and content leadership roles at various publications and organizations across the industry.

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