• June 3-6, 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, California


Jay Newman

Jay Newman

SVP, Commercial Development, Pricing & Reimbursement
Spark Therapeutics, Inc.
Jay Newman is SVP or Commercial Development, Pricing and reimbursement for Spark Therapeuticcs. He has nearly 35 years of industry experience that features gene therapy, traditional pharmaceuticals and biotech. He currently leads Spark Therapeutic’s Commercial Development, Pricing and Reimbursement for Spark’s assets in early stage (pre-clinical) through clinical development (regulatory approval and launch). As a founding member of Spark Therapeutics commercial team, Jay was responsible for the payer strategy for LUXTURNA®, the first gene therapy approved in the US. His vision, focus, and ability to operationalize creative solutions resulted in the first innovative payment model call the Spark PATH(SM). Spark PATH aims to advance patient access to care while balancing the needs of the stakeholders. Jay assumed responsibility for the US P&L, leading all aspects of Spark’s US Commercial business that included Diagnostics (genetic testing), Sales, Patient Services, Zone and Commercial Operations, Brand Marketing, and Market Access. Under Jay’s leadership of the US Commercial organization, Spark tested over 60,000 individuals for the potential genetic cause of their Inherited Retinal disease while ensuring patients have access to treatment. Jay is passionate about reform of payment models that will sustain patient access to gene therapies in the future. He actively participates in numerous industry and payer organized speaking events and is currently collaborating on significant advancements to payment models. Previously, he led Biogen’s payer and channel marketing team which included multiple sclerosis and hemophilia. Prior to Biogen, Jay spent 24 years at Allergan in roles of increasing responsibility in the commercial organization. Before Allergan, Jay spent five years in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of Captain. Jay earned a bachelor’s degree from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and is a two-time finisher of the NYC Marathon with a Personal Best of 3:48:15.
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