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Immigrant Entrepreneur Hall of Fame: Biotechnology/Health Care

 

Biotechnology and health care are not only significant portions of the United Sates’ economy, these industries contribute directly to the health and welfare of its residents. Here again immigrants are making a big impact. The Public Education Institute research shows that in Massachusetts alone immigrants founded 26 percent of biotech firms.

Here we have profiled seven immigrant entrepreneurs from the biotech and health care industries.

 

George N. Hatsopoulos
Greece
Thermo Fischer Scientific

 

José Navarro, Sr.
Cuba
Navarro Discount Pharmacies founder

 

Kiran Patel
Zambia
WellCare Health Plans founder

 

Charles Pfizer
Germany
Pfizer Inc. co-founder

 

Ivor Royston and Charles Weissmann
England and Switzerland
Biogen Idec co-founders

 

Josef von Rickenbach
Switzerland
PAREXEL founder

 
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