The Billion Dollar Molecule: One Company's Quest for the Perfect Drug

3.89 avg rating
( 341 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780671510572: The Billion Dollar Molecule: One Company's Quest for the Perfect Drug
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Join journalist Barry Werth as he pulls back the curtain on Vertex, a start-up pharmaceutical company, and witness firsthand the intense drama being played out in the pioneering and hugely profitable field of drug research. Founded by Joshua Boger, a dynamic Harvard- and Merck-trained scientific whiz kid, Vertex is dedicated to designing -- atom by atom -- both a new life-saving immunosuppressant drug, and a drug to combat the virus that causes AIDS.
You will be hooked from start to finish, as you go from the labs, where obsessive, fiercely competitive scientists struggle for a breakthrough, to Wall Street, where the wheeling and dealing takes on a life of its own, as Boger courts investors and finally decides to take Vertex public. Here is a fascinating no-holds-barred account of the business of science, which includes an updated epilogue about the most recent developments in the quest for a drug to cure AIDS.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

From test tubes to the Wall Street IPO and beyond, this is the riveting true story of a start-up pharmaceutical company working to create an anti-AIDS drug. Scientifically accurate, yet written with an attention to plot, timing, dialogue, and development of character more characteristic of the best thrillers.

About the Author:

Barry Werth is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Washington Monthly, and GQ, where he is a writer-at-large. Currently at work on an expose about doctors and lawyers, he lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 18.00
US$ 4.99

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 6.00
From Canada to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780671723279: Billion Dollar Molecule: One Company's Quest for the Perfect Drug

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0671723278 ISBN 13:  9780671723279
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 1994
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Werth, Barry
Published by Simon and Schuster 1995-01-01 (1995)
ISBN 10: 0671510576 ISBN 13: 9780671510572
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BookOutlet
(Thorold, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Simon and Schuster 1995-01-01, 1995. Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Seller Inventory # 9780671510572B

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 4.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

WERTH
Published by Simon and Schuster
ISBN 10: 0671510576 ISBN 13: 9780671510572
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Simon and Schuster. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0671510576

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Werth, Barry
ISBN 10: 0671510576 ISBN 13: 9780671510572
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1995. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # VS-9780671510572

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Werth, Barry
ISBN 10: 0671510576 ISBN 13: 9780671510572
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1995. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780671510572

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Werth, Barry
Published by Simon & Schuster
ISBN 10: 0671510576 ISBN 13: 9780671510572
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Simon & Schuster. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0671510576 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # NATARAJB1FI770323

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Werth, Barry
Published by Simon & Schuster
ISBN 10: 0671510576 ISBN 13: 9780671510572
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Simon & Schuster. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0671510576 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|0.9. Seller Inventory # OTF-S-9780671510572

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Werth, Barry
Published by Simon & Schuster
ISBN 10: 0671510576 ISBN 13: 9780671510572
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Simon & Schuster. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0671510576. Seller Inventory # Z0671510576ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Werth, Barry
Published by Simon & Schuster
ISBN 10: 0671510576 ISBN 13: 9780671510572
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Simon & Schuster. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0671510576. Seller Inventory # Z0671510576ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Werth, Barry
Published by Simon & Schuster
ISBN 10: 0671510576 ISBN 13: 9780671510572
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Simon & Schuster. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0671510576. Seller Inventory # Z0671510576ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Werth, Barry
Published by Simon & Schuster
ISBN 10: 0671510576 ISBN 13: 9780671510572
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Scarborough, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Simon & Schuster. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0671510576. Seller Inventory # Z0671510576ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book