Paul Stoffels, MD
Vice Chair of the Executive Committee and Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson
This week, the 2019 Biotechnology Innovation Organization annual convention takes place in Philadelphia. It is a meeting that brings together more than 16,000 biotech and pharma leaders and facilitates countless connections. Each of these connections has the potential to provide new insights, uncover unexpected possibilities and take us down new paths to create innovations that could help everyone, everywhere live longer, healthier lives.
Every day, our team works tirelessly with many partners around the world to harness the latest science and technology to develop new solutions, because we know that patients are waiting. And we recognize that one idea, one collaboration, one insight can change everything.
For me, the one thing that changed everything was working as a doctor in Africa at the start of the HIV epidemic. Witnessing the disease devastate individuals, families and entire communities has motivated me to pursue solutions and collaborations that could help the world defeat HIV. Over the past three decades, as a result of tireless work among the scientific community, advocates, policy-makers and patients, we are on the trajectory to make HIV history.
As we were heading to BIO, we asked some of our team members to share what drives them, and what one thing has changed their own trajectory. Listen to their stories here and let us know what one thing has changed everything for you and your teams!
This article was originally posted in LinkedIn here