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Today in healthcare news: The pitch deck that convinced J&J to bet on a new kind of healthcare company, Pfizer plans to submit its vaccine in November for emergency authorization if it works, and an inside look at how Gilead developed remdesivir, a drug that now faces questions about how effective it is in treating COVID-19. 

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Keeps co-founders Demetri Karagas and Steven Gutentag

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See the pitch deck 2 former Googlers used to raise $47 million and convince Johnson & Johnson to bet on the hottest part of healthcare

Read the full story from Blake Dodge here>>

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Pfizer plans to submit its COVID-19 vaccine for FDA authorization in late November — if human trials show it works

Read the full story from Grace Dean here>>

Gilead Sciences Coronavirus Remdesivir Biotech Lab

Lab technicians operate a machine to wash empty vials of investigational coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment drug remdesivir at a Gilead Sciences facility in La Verne, California, U.S. March 18, 2020.

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Here’s how the biotech giant Gilead created the leading coronavirus drug remdesivir, which now faces questions over its effectiveness at treating COVID-19

Read the full story here>>

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