Targeted Radiation for Cancer: Lori Lyons-Williams on The Long Run

Today’s guest on The Long Run is Lori Lyons-Williams.

Lori Lyons-Williams, CEO, Abdera Therapeutics

She’s the CEO of Menlo Park, Calif. and Vancouver, BC-based Abdera Therapeutics.

Abdera is a startup developing targeted antibody drugs loaded with potent microdoses of radiation to give them extra tumor-killing punch. This type of treatment modality has been around for decades. Targeted radiation hasn’t lived up to the full potential scientists have long imagined, but Abdera is part of an emerging crop of new companies that are working through some the classic technical challenges. Abdera announced a $142 million combined Series A and B financing, which I wrote about at the time for subscribers of Timmerman Report.

In this conversation, we talk about Lori’s early career experiences in sales and marketing, a couple key turning points for her growth, the opportunity she sees for targeted radiopharmaceuticals as an emerging class of therapy – especially for tough-to-treat solid tumors. Toward the end, she has some advice for women in biotech.

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Now, please join me and Lori Lyons-Williams on The Long Run.

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