The Alan S. Michaels Distinguished Lectureship in Medical and Biological Engineering – 2014

“Manufacturing as a Value Driver in Today’s Biopharma Industry”


Dr. George Scangos
CEO, Biogen

Friday, May 2, 2014
3:00 p.m., Room 66-110
Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA


George A. Scangos, Ph.D. was appointed Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors in June 2010. He joined Biogen Idec from Exelixis, Inc., where he served as President and CEO and a director since October 1996. From 1987 to 1996, Dr. Scangos held various positions at Bayer, Inc., including SVP of R&D, and President of Bayer Biotechnology, where he was responsible for research, business development, process development, manufacturing, engineering and quality assurance of Bayer’s recombinant products. Before joining Bayer in 1987, Dr. Scangos was Professor of Biology at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Scangos has served on a variety of company and non-profit boards, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Exelixis, the Board of Advisors for the UC Davis School of Medicine, the Board of Trustees for the Boston Museum of Science, and the Board of Directors of the Biomedical Sciences Training Program, which is focused on helping minority and disadvantaged students to have careers in science and medicine. Dr. Scangos received a B.A. in Biology from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts. He was a Jane Coffin Childs Post-Doctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Frank Ruddle at Yale University.