Boston Business Journal
Family Vs. Pharma
Parents, siblings of rare disease patients take on drug development, but face an uphill battle
By Allison DeAngelis Life Sciences Reporter, Boston Business Journal
January 31, 2020
Frustrated with the slow pace of drug discovery and desperate to help their loved ones, untrained family members take the work into their own hands by starting biopharma companies. But few such companies have been successful.