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October 16, 2023 / 2023 Power 25 Health Care

2023 Power 25 Health Care: Jodie Gillon

Jodie Gillon

Jodie Gillon stepped into her new role as president and CEO of BioCT in May, leading an organization that represents the state’s bioscience industry.

Gillon, a Westport resident, has been an active advocate in the healthcare field during her career, including lobbying the U.S. Congress for improvements to healthcare laws.

An epidemiologist, she has 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, including roles at companies such as Peptilogics, Abeona Therapeutics, Pfizer, Achillion Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca, Novartis and Oridion Medical.

BioCT manages two incubators, one in Groton and another in New Haven, with the latter at the John B. Pierce Laboratory on Congress Avenue. In addition to supporting the state’s approximately 1,300 life sciences companies, BioCT provides lobbying, mentoring and educational services.

After starting her new role, Gillon embarked on a listening tour with stakeholders to learn about their needs and concerns, and how BioCT can help.

Growing the state’s venture capital base and bioscience workforce are two top priorities, she said.

Gillon also plans to boost awareness of Connecticut’s bioscience industry outside the state, to help attract more companies, venture capitalists and investors here.

BioCT hosts networking and informational events covering topics ranging from the availability of state and federal tax credits to the future of laboratory space. Gillon said she wants to expand the organization’s event offerings.

In September, BioCT announced that it will move early next year into a new bioscience tower, at 101 College St., in New Haven. Gillon said the organization needed office space, and the building was appealing because of its state-of-the-art event space, which can accommodate up to 400 people and allow more programming.

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