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Changemaker Chat with Sachiyo Minegishi of bluebird bio

  • CIC Cambridge, Mosaic, 3rd floor 245 Main Street Cambridge, MA, 02142 United States (map)

Spring has finally arrived here in Boston (we hope!). This time of year is associated with flowers and lightness, but it's also a season the demands strength. As Changemakers, we all call upon our inner strengths to help empower each other, but our May Changemaker works in a field that often requires a different level of strength.

Sachiyo Minegishi has always been interested in how we can solve healthcare: How can we develop new medicines? How do we help people figure out what medicines are best for them? How can people better access the care they need? 

Over the course of the last twenty years, Sachiyo's curiosity has led her to explore many different cities and multiple disciplines - from engineering to finance to non-profit to marketing to business development and management. Her journey eventually led Sachiyo to her current role here in Boston as Global Lead for Sickle Cell Disease Programs at bluebird bio.

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About Sachiyo Minegishi

Sachiyo Minegishi is the Global Lead for the Sickle Cell Disease Programs at bluebird bio and she leads a team of passionate, committed people who are developing gene therapies with transformative potential as an option for individuals living with Sickle Cell Disease. To develop and build mechanisms to enable access to these novel and potentially transformative therapies, truly takes a village and her team brings together a broad range of expertise spanning from research, clinical, CMC, regulatory, and commercial to tackle a multitude of challenges.