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Derek Lowe The 2002 Model

Dbl%20new%20portrait%20B%26W.png After 10 years of blogging. . .

Derek Lowe, an Arkansan by birth, got his BA from Hendrix College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Duke before spending time in Germany on a Humboldt Fellowship on his post-doc. He's worked for several major pharmaceutical companies since 1989 on drug discovery projects against schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, diabetes, osteoporosis and other diseases. To contact Derek email him directly: derekb.lowe@gmail.com Twitter: Dereklowe

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May 23, 2011

Inadvertent Day Off

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Sorry about no new post today - it's been a lively day around here, for a number of reasons (none of them bad). New content tomorrow!

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1. oplz on May 23, 2011 1:07 PM writes...

A great day for VRTX! Congrats~

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2. canchem on May 23, 2011 1:35 PM writes...

Yeah, fantastic reason to be busy today. Congrats to your higher-ups for their dedication to telaprevir - it was a long road to glory, but now to reap the reweards.

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3. Cellbio on May 23, 2011 1:47 PM writes...

Busy...... or didn't plan a blog entry what with the world coming to an end and all and now finding yourself unascended. I can't imagine the disappointment. I am in a bad mood when the coffee and donuts I expect for the morning meeting don't materialize. I'll leave religion to the more hearty.

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4. The Ghost of Josh Boger on May 23, 2011 1:51 PM writes...

Are those Pfizer M&A execs I saw leaving the building?

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5. drug_hunter on May 23, 2011 2:47 PM writes...

Quelle horreur ! Not a fate I'd wish on my worst enemy...

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6. Fishy Fish on May 23, 2011 3:00 PM writes...

Derek,

I'd imagine lots of free Clam & Chowder at lunch time and some nice cold Samuel Adams just about now (3:59 EDT).

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7. toxchick on May 23, 2011 3:05 PM writes...

Congrats to you and to all the other Vertex employees! (and the patients, of course!)Great news!

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8. Rick on May 23, 2011 3:11 PM writes...

Great news! I wonder if they're partying at Merck... I suspect not.

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9. Hap on May 23, 2011 3:25 PM writes...

Congratulations. Much better to have happy reasons to not post than the many potential unhappy reasons that have been cropping up.

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10. petros on May 24, 2011 6:56 AM writes...

Glad to see the FDA didn't queer the pitch having approved boceprivir first.

Hope the heads are OK this morning

And now that book title doesn't seem so absurd even if it took a bit longer to get there

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11. anchor on May 24, 2011 6:57 AM writes...


#8, I bet that there was no partying. I mean from what I hear, Merck always took a great pride in the fact that the "drug" was developed with in. But, when it comes to Borceprevir (Merck's me too protease inhibitor for Hep C)it was inherited and second in the running.

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12. venividisynthesis on May 24, 2011 7:34 AM writes...

well done

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14. MedChem on May 24, 2011 10:47 AM writes...

$800 mil on a new building? What are the managers smoking?! I'm selling my VRTX stock.

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15. Hap on May 24, 2011 1:40 PM writes...

Does it include a new retractable roof stadium for the Red Sox? For $800M I'd expect that, at least.

Maybe every chemist gets their own NMR.

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16. MedChem on May 24, 2011 3:14 PM writes...

Based on past experience, a new building signals the beginning of the end.

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