R & D


Will Scientists Take Back the Pharma Industry?

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.” Bertrand Russell

Retirement can do a lot for someone who’s been bottled up in a big company for thirty years. Especially if they don’t actually retire. Bernard Munos spent thirty years at Lilly where for the last ten years he was focused on disruptive innovation. But it didn’t happen there. So he’s out to see if he can ignite a fire for disruption in the industry before it’s too late.

Speaking Out: Bernard Munos Part II

Podcast brought to you by: Assay Depot - the world's largest cloud-based Research Exchange for pharmaceutical research services.

Guest:

Bernard Munos, Founder of InnoThink Bio and Contact Info

Listen (5:25) What to do to correct poor situation?

Listen (4:30) Open source R & D

Listen (4:28) Critical mass becomes one human brain

Listen (8:40) Issue of IP and other challenges for open model

Listen (5:07) Examples of open source R & D

Listen (9:53) Is this a personal calling?

Listen (4:31) Is your message taking hold with big pharma?

Listen (5:20) When it comes to drug R & D, the bolder the better

Bernard Munos is the founder of InnoThink, a partnership dedicated to bringing innovation to the pharmaceutical industry. In this second of a two-part interview, Bernard presents his solutions for radically improving the way drug development is done. Bernard, who calls himself an 'apostle of innovation', is a proponent of radical disruption, specifically going to an open source model of R&D, with smaller, even virtual companies. Speaking out after a 30 year career at Lilly, Bernard is not constrained by a corporate boss or short-sighted shareholders. He's calling for big change, "the bolder the better."

hackedChatting with Bernard at a local winery in Los Gatos

Bernard Munos, Apostle of Innovation Part I

Podcast brought to you by: Assay Depot - the world's largest cloud-based Research Exchange for pharmaceutical research services.

Guest:

Bernard Munos, Founder of InnoThink Bio and Contact Info

Listen (6:24) Pharma industry edging toward irrelevance

Listen (5:54) All industries go through period of disruption

Listen (8:33) What is behind the terrible outlook?

Listen (4:21) A change in values

Listen (3:46) Why is Bernard Munos speaking out?

Listen (6:46) Dashed hopes for big change at Eli Lilly

Bernard Munos is the founder of InnoThink, a partnership dedicated to bringing innovation to the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to this he spent 30 years in various roles at Eli Lilly, including market research and corporate development and business strategy. During his last 10 years at Lilly, he focused on disruptive innovation and the radical redesign of the industry R&D model. His research, which has been published in Nature and Science, has helped stimulate a broad rethinking of the pharmaceutical business model. Bernard presents his findings at numerous conferences around the world and is considered a leader in pharma innovation.

He studied at Stanford University, UC Davis, and the Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food, and Environmental Sciences. We’re pleased to have him for a two part show to talk about the pharma industry and his ideas for fixing it.

hackedChatting with Bernard at a local winery in Los Gatos



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