IO Frontiers World 2019


Brad Loncar

Brad Loncar

CEO, Loncar Investments

Brad is an independent biotech investor and analyst, and has managed a biotech-focused family office since 2008. Through Loncar Investments LLC, he uses his research of biotech companies and technologies to develop thematic biotech investment indexes. The Loncar Cancer Immunotherapy ETF is listed on Nasdaq and was launched in October of 2015.  It is the only of its kind and consists of 30 companies leading the way in the emerging field of cancer immunotherapy.  Brad previously worked at Franklin Templeton Investments and served in a Senior Advisor role at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He is one of the most followed biotech commentators on social media and writes biotech commentary at He holds a BA in Finance from the University of Miami. 

  • "Great venue to solidify and harmonize on the current challenges facing this sector - in real time. The caliber of the speakers and session contents was premier. “
    Dolores Baksh
    Innovation Leader, GE Healthcare
  • “A great event to learn about the hurdles that are needed to be overcome to get through the clinic.”
    Devin Bridgen
    Scientist, strategic partnerships, SQZ Biotech
  • "It was a great opportunity to share current data and thinking about the development of therapeutics directed at modulating the immune response to cancer."
    Lance Leopold
    Vice President, Head of Oncology Development, Incyte Corporation
  • "Phacilitate provides a unique forum, bringing together research, process development, and commercial leaders on the cutting edge of cell, gene, and immunotherapy. A great conference for anyone wanting a comprehensive view of the field."
    Dr James Trager
    Vice President, Research & Product Development, Dendreon
  • “In the rapidly moving Advanced Therapy market, Phacilitate remains one of the premier events.”
    David James
    CEO, Scinogy