Biotech Showcase

January 13–15, 2025
San Francisco, CA

Alex Philippidis
Senior Business Editor at GEN


Alex Philippidis specializes in biopharma business news and industry issues as Senior Business Editor for GEN / Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, and its parent company, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

Alex joined GEN in 2011 after four years at GenomeWeb L.L.C., where he covered research institutes and spent three years following biotech economic development as editor of the weekly newsletter BioRegion News.

Previously, Alex worked more than 20 years for various newspapers covering business, science, Navy, and general-interest news, including the Westchester County Business Journal, where he served as Editor-in-Chief and held reporting positions from 1994 to 2007. Alex reported for Soundings, an independent newspaper covering the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in Norfolk, VA, from 1992-1993; and reported for Gannett Suburban Newspapers (now The Journal News) in White Plains, NY, from 1987-1992.

Alex has been interviewed and quoted by news outlets that include The New York Times, the BBC, WCBS-TV (CBS2 New York), Triad Business Journal, and WHYY-FM, the NPR station serving the Philadelphia region. He has delivered presentations before the Association of University Research Parks (AURP), the BioHealth Capital Region, Builds Bio+, California Biomanufacturing Center, and Roundtable Japan. In addition, Alex has moderated or guested on panels for the BIO International Convention 2023, AURP, and several conferences hosted by LSX.

In his spare time, Alex enjoys solving crossword puzzles, watching classic TV game shows, and traveling with his family.

Agenda Sessions

  • Media Round-Up: Heard Around the Square