Northwestern University's Richard Silverman and his work leading to the discovery and marketing of Pfizer's blockbuster, Lyrica, are profiled in this Chicago Tribune article. According to Silverman, who took one-fourth of the $700 million in royalties Northwestern made selling a portion of its rights to New York-based Royalty Pharma, finding a billion-dollar drug takes as much scientific curiosity as luck. "When it happens once, you figure it could happen again," Silverman said. "You need some luck."
In This Case, Being Lucky Takes a Whole Lot of Work
Mar 11, 2008