Renowned professor, chemical and biomedical engineer, and inventor Dr. Robert Langer will be one of the keynote speakers at this year’s BioPharma Conference. In a recent phone conversation, he shared his experiences with alliances as well as the motivations behind his numerous achievements. Below is a preview of an article that will appear in August eNews. All ASAP members receive eNews monthly as part of their member benefits.
RLF: You’re one of the keynote speakers at the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals’ BioPharma conference this September. What do you find compelling about this opportunity?
I see it as an excellent opportunity to get across the science that we’re doing and the good that we’re doing to an outstanding group of people.
RLF: Langer labs has partnered with the military, major non-profit foundations, and private industry. What have you learned via these alliances? Have you found any one type of partnership found more valuable?
All of these alliances have been useful, they’ve all enabled us to take important scientific ideas, move them forward, in many cases creating products that are helping millions of people. Have I found one type of partnership more valuable? I think they’ve all been valuable, so it’s hard for me to say what’s most valuable. The things that give us longest term funding and most money enable us to do more.