Healthcare >> CEO Interviews >> December 14, 1998

James A. Bianco – Cell Therapeutics (cti)

JAMES A. BIANCO, MD is the principal founder of Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (cti) and has been cti's President and Chief Executive Officer and Director since February 1992. Dr. Bianco has been responsible for securing over $200 million in operating capital. Dr. Bianco introduced the model of vertical integration as a cornerstone in the Company's business strategy, providing a platform for developing commercially successful solutions for the management of cancer and side effects of cancer therapy. Prior to joining cti, Dr. Bianco was an Assistant Member in the clinical research division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington. From 1990 to 1992, Dr. Bianco was the Director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Seattle. He received his BS in Biology and Physics from New York University and his MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Profile
TWST: Could you please give us an overview of Cell Therapeutics, your

history, your products, the development work you're doing, those kinds

of things?

Dr. Bianco: C.T.I. was founded in 1991