Clay Siegall: Pioneer in Cancer Research

 

Cover crops are hailed by environmentalists everywhere. These crops are known to hold the soil in place and are effective at keeping nutrients in fields as opposed to polluting nearby streams. Local farmers don’t seem to love these crops as much as environmentalists, but the state of Maryland now pays farmers a lot of money to plant these crops that help reduce water pollution. While some argue that farmers don’t need to be offered an incentive, especially financial, as these crops provide a natural benefit to farmers, this hasn’t prompted farmers to increase their cover crops. Those who strongly oppose payment to farmers for planting cover crops need to weigh the cost of current agricultural subsidies compared to offering financial incentives for cover crops.

The advancement of technology that has allowed for the digitizing of films has led to increased sophistication in regards to analyzing nuclear blasts. Between 1945 and 1962, the United States conducted 210 atmospheric nuclear tests. Digitization of these old films has provided new data in regards to understanding nuclear power.

Clay Siegall is the co-founder and president of Seattle Genetics. He has been influential in anti-body drug conjugates and obtaining the 2011 FDA approval of its first ADC product, ADCETRIS. It is now a global brand approved in more than 65 countries.

Seattle Genetics was founded based upon a passion for patients with a vision of innovative biotechnological research. It has now generated more than $1.2 billion through inclusive and diverse funding. Their success can also be attributed to their collaboration with other biotechnological companies.

He is responsible for leading efforts for capital-raising activities and has successfully secured more than $675 million through public and private financings. Dr. Siegall also holds 15 patents and is the author of 70 publications. He holds a Ph.D. in Genetics from George Washington University, as well as a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Maryland.