Contributor Profile

David Light

Job TitleCEO

Company NameValisure

David Light, Founder and CEO of Valisure, is a biotech entrepreneur and scientist with over 10 years of broad experience in the field. A graduate of Yale University, David studied molecular biology and has worked in a variety of scientific and business roles at start-ups like Synthetic Genomics, Ion Torrent, and Valisure. At Ion Torrent, David developed key technologies that directly led to the semiconductor DNA sequencing company's $725M acquisition and ran its flagship technology programs through development and global commercialization. David helped found, fund, and invent the core technology at Valisure. David is named inventor on numerous patents, published in journals including Nature and the cover of Electrophoresis, has been invited to submit testimony at congressional hearings as well as speak at the U.S. Capitol Building on the introduction of critical bills regarding medication safety and quality.

Conference Sessions

  • Genotoxic Impurities and Drug Quality: Lessons from the Nitrosamine Contamination Crisis

    07/16/2020, 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Innovation Stage, Booth 1281, Exhibit Hall

    The discovery of genotoxic contaminants in commonly used prescription and OTC medicines over the past two years triggered expensive recalls and raised important...

    • Language: English

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