Monday, September 17, 2001
Beyond all matters of profit, the biotechnology industry exists
because those of us in the industry carry an abiding faith in the future, and
indeed are energized by our belief that through science, investment and stamina
we can improve the human condition in profound ways. We must not surrender that
faith in the future in the escalating war with those who seek to destroy our
civilization's shared values and way of life.
All of us have profound personal feelings about last week's
events. At BioCentury, our anger is accompanied by a great sense of loss - the
relinquishing of a happy and perhaps naïve sense that the internationalization
of this industry would continue unabated.