In the November issue published a decade ago, Genome Technology profiled Michael Pavia — then-chief technology officer of Millennium Pharmaceuticals — and examined his efforts to accelerate drug development. At the time, Pavia had recently hired Helen Han, a former Toyota employee who had no knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry, hoping she would bring a fresh perspective to the firm. Together, he and Han looked to improve Millennium's chemical optimization operations and clinical trials with custom microarrays, which the firm began to build in-house.

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