The Center for Integration of Science and Industry is proud to present the Innovator’s Business Series. Speakers will present the perspective of successful innovators in translating scientific advances into public value. This series will highlight the need for integrating technological and business innovation in fields of biotechnology, high-tech and alternative energy.
The Inside Story of Vertex Pharmaceuticals: From Billion Dollar Dream to $25 Billion Dollar Company
Wednesday, November 19: 6:30 - 7:30pm | LaCava Room 325
A fireside chat with Barry Werth, Author of The Billion Dollar Molecule and The Antidote moderated by Aaron Nurick, author of The Good Enough Manager.
For two decades, acclaimed author, journalist, and historian Barry Werth had unprecedented access to the inner workings of Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Werth described Vertex’ founding as a venture-based start-up company in his book The Billion-Dollar Molecule, a celebrated classic of science and business journalism. Now in The Antidote, he returns to tell the riveting story of Vertex’s two decade quest to discover and develop breakthrough medicines and the company’s stunning success. More real than any case studies, Werth’s books capture the broad scope of what it really takes to build a 25-billion dollar company.
Bentley faculty and visitors are invited to a book signing reception and light dinner following the talk where the authors will be continue their discussion. RSVP online