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Innovation in Pharma Part IV: What comes next?

Innovation in Pharma Part IV: What comes next?

Apr 1, 2012

This is part IV of a series of articles on innovation in Pharma based on an interview with Jose Carlos Gutierrez Ramos, the man in charge of revolutionizing drug discovery at Pfizer. In part I we establish the difficulties facing Big Pharma as brand name drugs go off patent and pipelines run dry. Pfizer is trying to rewire the relationships between pharma,...

Innovation in Pharma Part III: Turning biotech relationships from zero-sum to win-win-win

Innovation in Pharma Part III: Turning biotech relationships from zero-sum to win-win-win

Mar 29, 2012

This is part III of a series of articles on innovation in Pharma based on an interview with Jose Carlos Gutierrez Ramos, the man in charge of revolutionizing drug discovery at Pfizer. In part I we establish the difficulties facing Big Pharma as brand name drugs go off patent and pipelines run dry. Pfizer is trying to rewire the relationships between pharma,...

Innovation in Pharma Part II: Rethinking academic collaborations

Innovation in Pharma Part II: Rethinking academic collaborations

Mar 29, 2012

This is part II of a series of articles on innovation in Pharma based on an interview with Jose Carlos Gutierrez Ramos, the man in charge of revolutionizing drug discovery at Pfizer. In part I we established the difficulties facing Big Pharma as brand name drugs go off patent and pipelines run dry. Pfizer is trying to rewire the relationships between pharma,...

Innovation in Pharma Part I: “A New Fabric of Biomedicine”

Innovation in Pharma Part I: “A New Fabric of Biomedicine”

Mar 29, 2012

The Pfizer research facility lies at the end of a long cul-de-sac just beyond the Alewife T station in North Cambridge. The road winds past laboratory buildings peppered with industrial loading docks and warehouses fed by freight train tracks. The blue Pfizer logo is everywhere. I’m here to meet with Jose Carlos Gutierrez Ramos, the Senior Vice President...

Seeding Labs and the software of science

Seeding Labs and the software of science

Oct 16, 2011

It is often said that in graduate school one learns not what to think but how to think. This statement sounds trite, but Nina Dudnik believes it may determine the long-term success of Seeding Labs. Dudnik, the founder and CEO of the Cambridge-based non-profit, has been sending surplus laboratory equipment to scientists in the developing world for nearly a...