Big Pharma Needs Luck

Deepak Singh at bbgm ponders an article he read in the Financial Times that pairs drug discovery and serendipity. There is a role for serendipity in drug discovery, but the declining productivity of the pharma industry is not necessarily due to lazy scientists who can't innovate, he says. Systems biology is tough -- and managing and understanding all the data from these experiments is no easy task.

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