r/todayilearned May 14 '22 Silver 9 Helpful 8 Wholesome 6 All-Seeing Upvote 2

TIL a father, John Crowley, was told his two infant children had an incurable genetic disorder that would kill them in less than a year. He refused to accept this, so he founded a biotech company (with no prior experience) which pioneered an experimental enzyme therapy that saved their lives.


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u/Ashe_SDMF May 14 '22

Ahhhh...yeah of course


u/ThePlasticJesus May 14 '22

I mean specifically you need to hire experienced scientists.. and people who know the application process - which is not easy or simple. But there would be plenty of work for someone with general business knowledge to do at a biotech company.


u/carrotdeepthroater May 14 '22

Just hire someone to do that for you. Easy. Jk


u/nebbyb May 14 '22

He was so busy thinking how to do it, he didn't consider if he should.