Voices of Innovation: Dr. Noubar Afeyan: Innovative ventures in biotech & science


The development of the COVID-19 vaccine in record-breaking time is one of the signature innovations of the 21st century, and a milestone in human history. Hear from the founder how it came about, what lies ahead, and what are the learnings? Born in Beirut, Dr. Afeyan is Founder and CEO of Flagship Pioneering, a VC focused on biotechnology that has fostered development of over 100 scientific ventures resulting in $20 billion in total value and over 500 patents—and more than 50 drugs in clinical development. Interviewed by Walter Isaacson, best-selling author and thought leader on innovation and the history of biotech. Speaker Noubar Afeyan, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Flagship Pioneering Chair Walter Isaacson, Leonard Lauder Professor of American History and Values, Tulane University

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