Named for Sol J. Barer, PhD, founder and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Celgene Corporation of Summit, New Jersey, the award recognizes outstanding research and business leaders who have made significant contributions to the growth and prosperity of the biosciences industry in New Jersey and throughout the world.
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BioNJ President and Chief Executive Officer Debbie Hart said, “Clive is everything a leader should be: a visionary who’s not afraid to challenge the status quo, an innovator who’s respected by patients and caregivers for his compassion and commitment to better understand their challenges, and a leader who knows how to get the job done and how to inspire a team to travel that road with him.”
“Since its inception in 1996, Clive has carefully guided The Medicines Company to the innovative institution it is today — known for developing products that industry experts have dubbed ‘game-changers’ in treating cardiovascular disease, infectious disease and sedation,” Hart said.
“At the same time,” Hart continued, “Clive has long been committed to understanding how customers value medicines, and ensuring the company delivers both medical and economic improvements that create value and build a sustainable business. Clive is so deserving of this award.”
At the same event, The Medicines Company was one of 16 companies who received a BioNJ Innovator Award for a new drug approval in 2015. The company had four drug approvals in the U.S. in 2015.
The Dr. Sol J. Barer Award for Vision, Innovation, and Leadership was established by the BioNJ Board of Trustees in March 2008 as an annual award to recognize the outstanding research and business leaders who have made and continue to make significant contributions to the growth of the biosciences in New Jersey and around the world.
The honoree is voted on by the BioNJ Board of Trustees from nominations taken from the Nominating Committee. The award is named for Dr. Sol J. Barer, Ph.D., who founded the biotechnology group at Celanese that was subsequently spun out to form Celgene, currently one of the world’s largest biotechnology companies.
The Medicines Company's purpose is to save lives, alleviate suffering and contribute to the economics of healthcare by focusing on 3000 leading acute/intensive care hospitals worldwide. Its vision is to be a leading provider of solutions in three areas: acute cardiovascular care, surgery and perioperative care and serious infectious disease care. The company operates in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions with global centers today in Parsippany, NJ, USA and Zurich, Switzerland.