Alex Philippidis specializes in biopharma business news and industry issues as Senior News Editor for GEN / Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, sister publication Clinical OMICs, and the parent company for both publications, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
GEN covers the entire bioproduct life cycle, including drug discovery, early-stage R&D, applied research (e.g., omics, biomarkers, and diagnostics), bioprocessing, and commercialization. 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.
Clinical OMICs covers the application of OMICs technologies in molecular and precision medicine for patients. The publication was launched in 2014 by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., for which Alex also edits newsletters focused on CRISPR and gene editing, palliative medicine, and the integration of integration of automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI) into global healthcare.
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.
He 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.
In his spare time, Alex enjoys solving crossword puzzles, watching classic TV game shows, and traveling with his family.