The entrepreneur dreaming of a factory of unlimited organs.
Here’s a badass entrepreneurial story if I’ve ever heard one. Her daughter was dying and she started doing research. “Eventually she read about a drug that could lower arterial pressure but had been mothballed by the drug giant Glaxo. She badgered the company until they sold it to her for $25,000 and a promise of a 10% royalty, she recalls. According to Rothblatt, she received in return one bag of the chemical, a patent, and declarations that the drug would never work.” Today it generates $1.5 billion in revenue for her company, and she’s using that to fund R&D for animal-to-human prosthetics and bioprinting organs. Oh, and her daughter is alive and now works for the company. ~ learn more