|Private Sector: The Accidental Entrepreneurs|
James Walker, then an independent consultant to pharmaceutical companies, and Kirk Gallion, a consultant employed by Accenture, were redoing an electronic application to the FDA for a new drug from a pharmaceutical company. After spending half the night on it, they came up with an idea to use technology to help speed up the approval process for new drugs. The FDA was pressuring companies to send applications electronically, and the life-sciences field was booming, so they figured they were on to something. The two also enlisted the help of Mr. Walker's brother, who was a dermatologist.
|Source||"Private Sector: The Accidental Entrepreneurs," The New York Times September 7, 2003.|
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