New Frontiers in Epilepsy and Seizure Treatments ft. Dr. Jeremy Levin and Meg Alexander, Ovid Therapeutics – Xtalks Life Science Podcast Ep. 159

New Frontiers in Epilepsy and Seizure Treatments ft. Dr. Jeremy Levin and Meg Alexander, Ovid Therapeutics – Xtalks Life Science Podcast Ep. 159

In this episode, Ayesha spoke with Jeremy Levin, D. Phil, MB BChir, CEO and Chairman of Ovid Therapeutics Inc., and Meg Alexander, Chief Strategy Officer at Ovid.

Ovid Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of medicines for epilepsies and seizure-related neurological disorders.

Prior to founding Ovid, Dr. Levin was president and CEO of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and a member of the executive committee at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Company where he was the architect, lead and implementer of the String of Pearls Strategy, which transformed BMS and facilitated the initiation and massive growth of the immuno-oncology revolution in the biopharmaceutical industry.

Dr. Levin also serves on the board and executive committee of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) as the immediate past chairman. Dr. Levin was voted as one of the 25 most influential biotechnology leaders by Fierce Biotech, one of the top three biotechnology CEOs by The Healthcare Technology Report and one of the PharmaVoice100 CEOs in 2020 and 2021. He was selected by Endpoints in 2021 as one of the 60 living pioneers of the industry, and has received several awards throughout his career. Dr. Levin has practiced medicine at university hospitals in England, South Africa and Switzerland.

Jeremy Levin, D. Phil, MB BChir
CEO and Chairman
Ovid Therapeutics
Meg Alexander
Chief Strategy Officer
Ovid Therapeutics








Meg Alexander serves as Ovid’s chief strategy officer, a role in which she oversees and supports the company’s corporate strategy and planning, performance measurement and risk mitigation. She also oversees the company’s corporate affairs function with a focus on engaging Ovid’s stakeholders across patient and caregiver communities, policymakers, press and investors.

Ms. Alexander has worked in the biopharmaceutical industry for two decades and has played a key role in launching more than 25 new medicines for many conditions including rare epilepsies, ALS, HIV, multiple sclerosis, Batten’s disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer. She has advised and led campaigns for large healthcare organizations, including Pfizer, Novartis, Amgen, Eli Lilly, Nestle and Coca-Cola among many others. Prior to Ovid, she founded and led the Reputation & Risk Management Group, a consultancy within Syneos Health, one of the world’s largest clinical research organizations. Ms. Alexander was named a “Disruptor” and a “Rising Star” in her industry by PM360 and the Healthcare Business Women’s Association, respectively.

This year, OVID is expecting several CNS data readouts, including one for its lead product candidate soticlestat, which is currently in Phase III trials for the treatment of refractory seizures in Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, a rare epilepsy with high unmet need.

Tune in to the episode to learn more about Ovid Therapeutics’ developmental pipeline featuring treatments for epilepsies and seizures associated with rare brain conditions.

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