From test tubes to the Wall Street IPO and beyond, this is the riveting true story of a start-up pharmaceutical company working to create an anti-AIDS drug. Scientifically accurate, yet written with an attention to plot, timing, dialogue, and development of character more characteristic of the best thrillers.
A startup pharmaceutical company is the focus of this intriguing look at the nexus of biotechnology and high finance; features a new epilogue by the author.
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I purchased this book when I was hired at Vertex. I realize the book is a bit dated now but it is extremely interesting to read about the beginnings of the company and talking to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by E. Britton
This book is interminable, fanboy writing. The jacket calls it "Barbarians at the Lab" or something like it. A less apt comparison, I cannot imagine. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Doo Dah Man
This book is bloody brilliant. Follows Joshua Boger and crew as they take Vertex from an idea to a working pharmaceutical company. Read morePublished 13 months ago by biafra
Very good immersion into the real life of biotech start ups and the amazing story of vertex. I recommend this bookPublished 23 months ago by Andrew G
If you are into science and biotechnology as I am, you will find this book to be a great way of entering that world. Read morePublished on February 4, 2013 by Mauro A. Rinaldi
I love this book. I'm a graduate student in Biochemistry. This book gets both the science and business in the right way. The content is insightful and exciting.Published on September 15, 2011 by Wang
Barry Werth's book provides a view of the high business and personal risks involved in developing drugs. Read morePublished on March 3, 2010 by Ravi Madhavan