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Justin Hanes

The Power List 2020 – Biopharmaceuticals

Lewis J. Ort Professor of Ophthalmology at John Hopkins University

What one thing do you think will improve drug development?

If I could do one thing to improve the positive impact of drug development and the biopharma industry, it would be to dramatically increase funding for basic medical science, starting with the National Institutes of Health in the US and its counterparts throughout the world, filling the pipelines of existing companies and leading to the creation of hundreds of startups with more effective new drugs and vaccines.

What are the defining moments of your career?

The most defining moments of my career involve the many people who have influenced my thinking, and with whom I have worked to create new methods to make drugs safer and more effective.  Big problems are rarely solved by individuals. Thus, my most defining moments include:

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