Paolo Colombo, Emeritus of the University of Parma and CEO of PlumeStars, has been named among the top 60 industrial leaders in The Medicine Maker’s Power List 2021.

The Medicine Maker is an authoritative medical-scientific magazine that constantly publishes articles and sector news promoting the medical-pharmaceutical scientific culture in the world.

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The Medicine Maker gives widespread acknowledgement across the pharma industry with the launch of its 2021 Power List, featuring sixty leaders and innovators within three distinct categories: Small Molecules, Biopharmaceuticals and Advanced Medicine.

The pharma industry has faced enormous challenges over the last 12 months as it strives to develop new vaccines and treatments to help the world find a way out of the pandemic. Everyday life has changed drastically, but scientists and leaders in the pharma industry have demonstrated enormous dedication and resources to the fight – despite the uncertainty.

Prof. Paolo Colombo, CEO PlumeStars srl

Study Approach to fight Covid-19

Certainly, the pandemic is not over – and won’t be for some time – but there are reasons to feel optimistic. Effective vaccines have been approved by many regulators for emergency use, existing drugs are being repurposed to help patients with severe COVID-19, and new drug development is vibrant. Small molecules, biopharmaceuticals, and even cell therapies are all being explored as potential medicines to combat COVID-19.

The 2021 Power List celebrates the success stories of the best and brightest individuals in pharma development and manufacturing across small molecule, biopharmaceutical and advanced medicine manufacturing, each comprising 20 names. Readers of The Medicine Maker were invited to submit nominations for the Power List and the final list was compiled with the help of an anonymous judging panel.

Dr.Stephanie Sutton’s Point of view

In conclusion, editor of The Medicine Maker, Stephanie Sutton, explains, “It has been remarkable to see the progress the pharma industry has made over the last 12 months. Companies have stepped up to the challenge and delivered; new vaccines typically take around a decade to reach the market, but COVID-19 vaccines have gone from discovery to real-world use in less than a year. Many individuals on our Power List have contributed to the fight against the pandemic, but everyone on the list – whether they are involved in COVID-19 vaccine and drug development or not – is playing a key role in moving us all towards a healthier world, from developing groundbreaking new treatments to devising new manufacturing strategies”.

The full list can be found here