Ben Wiegand, global head of the World without Disease Accelerator at Janssen, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, talks about efforts to prevent a disease or to identify it in its earliest stages for more effective treatments.
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That’s Ben Wiegand. He received a doctorate in physical chemistry from Harvard. You may have seen bumper stickers that say, “Honk if You Passed P. Chem.” Wiegand is now the Global Head of the World without Disease Accelerator, the WWDA, at Janssen, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, where he’s involved in multiple efforts to prevent disease or identify it in its earliest stages for more effective treatments. We spoke by phone.
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