There are certain character traits that all good scientists have — vision, patience, and a methodical dedication to the principles and theories that surround discovery. For a scientist in the pharmaceutical field, those core values and abilities become even more critical if the goal of taking a discovery to the market is to be realized.
“Scientists need to have the ability to forecast certain outcomes,” says Felix Theeuwes, D.Sc., chairman and chief scientific officer of Durect. “Practicing science means being able to predict the future. As a scientist in the drug-discovery business, it is important that I combine knowledge with foresight to ensure that the company is working toward an outcome that is realistic, that is timely…
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Dr. Felix Theeuwes, as Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer of Durect