Drugs often take more than a decade to move through the pipeline, and Sanofi is kicking off the process anew in immunology through a scientific exchange partnership with Stanford Medical.
“The journey of a drug is typically over 10 to 12 years. It’s a very long journey,” Frank Nestle, Sanofi’s global head of research and Chief Scientific Officer, said in an interview.
The pharmaceutical industry knows how to make a molecule, but research such as Sanofi’s new collab with Stanford is crucial to understanding disease pathology before that trek can start. Sanofi will provide funding to Stanford for the discovery