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A Pfizer Scientist on HIV and Swine Flu

Big Think sat down with Pfizer scientist Manos Perros to talk about pandemics. The chief scientist in the anti-virals department, he’s no stranger to developing drugs to counteract deadly diseases like Malaria and TB. In these clips, Perros talks about the decade-long journey developing a drug to treat HIV, as well as the importance of establishing partnerships between pharma, government and academia to advance our defense against Swine Flu. Without this collaboration, Perros worries that H1N1 could be disastrous.


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