Thursday, March 01, 2007

One Heck of a Nice Guy

Boy, I knew I worked at a great institution, but I wish I could do what Dr. Silverman did:
Northwestern University Professor Richard Silverman is donating royalties he receives from the drug Lyrica to help pay for the construction of a new science research building in Evanston.

Silverman developed Lyrica, a drug used to combat epilepsy and neuropathic pain that is sold by Pfizer Inc. University officials did not disclose the amount of Silverman's donation, but they said it would help fund the construction of the $100 million facility.
Now, back to my patent work...


Reference: Chicago Tribune, 1 March 2007 (Registration required)

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