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June 10, 2020

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Jun
2020

Fighting COVID-19 & Racism: Andy Plump on The Long Run

Today’s guest on The Long Run is Andrew Plump. Andy is the president of research and development, and a member of the board of directors, at Takeda Pharmaceutical. Takeda doesn’t get a lot of attention in the US, but it’s one of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies by revenue, ranking a little behind AbbVie and a little ahead of Bristol-Myers...
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10
Jun
2020

Making Drugs at the Edge of Reason

Editor’s Note: This essay is excerpted from “Biotechnology in the Time of COVID-19” edited by Dr. Jeremy M. Levin. It is printed with permission from RosettaBooks. The book is available exclusively on Amazon. A few days ago, I Zoomed with a Hollywood Squares display of faces on my laptop: the top 60 leaders of VIR Biotechnology, a young company founded...
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10
Jun
2020

Let’s Turn the Black Nod Into a Collective Nod

I first met Ken Frazier, the CEO of Merck, at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco in January 2018. It was my second year as an operator in biotech. I was still getting familiar with the whole bewildering experience of JPM. I was trained as a cancer immunologist at Dartmouth, did a stint in life sci strategy consulting,...
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