As biotech has grown, there are now many new faces in the industry who may not recognize the immense contributions of Lisa Raines to advancing the regulatory and political framework that surrounds and supports the industry. For those of us who have been around longer, Lisa's murder in the hijacking and crash into the Pentagon of American Airlines Flight 77 last week forces us to remember other, more personal recollections that go beyond her professional accomplishments.

While we cannot catalog all the comments of her friends and colleagues, here are a few observances from BioCentury's perspective.