VIRTUAL: Nathan Vardi at Hudson Library [1/12]
The Hudson Library is hosting journalist Nathan Vardi on January 12 at 7pm. Vardi will be discussing his new book, For Blood and Money: Billionaires, Biotech, and the Quest for a Blockbuster Drug.
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In this epic saga of money and science, For Blood and Money follows a small team at a biotech start-up in California, who found a rare molecule, known as a BTK inhibitor, that seemed to work on a vicious type of leukemia. When patients start rising from their hospice beds, the team knows they’re onto something big. But, when the team is denied their share of the profits from the creation of the cancer-fighting drug, what follows is a story of genius, pathos, and drama, as the team attempt to navigate a world of corporate intrigue and ambiguous morality. For Blood and Money illustrates why it’s so hard to bring new drugs to market, explains why they are so expensive, and examines how profit-driven venture capitalists are shaping the future of medicine.
Nathan Vardi is a managing editor at MarketWatch and former senior editor at Forbes. He writes about big money investors, hedge funds, private equity firms, and the intersection of Wall Street and biopharma.
One of Scientific American's Best Staff Reads of 2023
A gripping business narrative and scientific thriller about what it takes to bring a wonder drug to market—and save countless lives.