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Derek Lowe The 2002 Model

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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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December 12, 2012

Pfizer's Gold Dust Makes it to the WSJ

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Posted by Derek

I wanted to congratulate the commenters around here - your knowledge (and your low-pH wit) have propelled the Pfizer gold dust speculation here to Peter Loftus' Corporate Intelligence blog at the Wall Street Journal. Don't expect any response from Pfizer, though. . .

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1. John on December 12, 2012 11:33 PM writes...

Seems like a golden opportunity.

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2. John on December 12, 2012 11:34 PM writes...

Seems like a golden opportunity.

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3. Ricardo Rose on December 13, 2012 6:37 AM writes...

"Reverse alchemy", I have been told they are investing heavily in it after seeing the marketing potential: "Turning an inert element, such as gold, into an extremely active one" ...

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4. John Wayne on December 13, 2012 9:16 AM writes...

Ouch. This story has evolved from 'people probably stole from Pfizer,' to 'Pfizer doesn't know why they had gold; industry insiders speculate on possible incompetencies'

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5. Gordon on December 13, 2012 10:33 AM writes...

Maybe it was just a publicity stunt.. or -- more hopefully -- they're inventing a vaccine to cure my addiction for Goldschlager.

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6. Helical_Investor on December 13, 2012 11:41 AM writes...

Did no one mention parachute manufacturing?

Zz

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7. Anonymous on December 13, 2012 6:00 PM writes...

How about this combination of gold and laser?

"Gene silencing by gold nanoshell-mediated delivery and laser-triggered release of antisense oligonucleotide and siRNA; ACS Nano. 2012 Sep 25;6(9):7681-91"

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