A Day in the Life of KEITH M., Director of business development for a biotechnology company, New York City area, U.S.
MBA GENERAL MANAGEMENT
What I Do
The company I work for is focused on bioinformatics and drug discovery and development. This company was founded as a bioinformatic company, supplying information on the human genome to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
As the West Coast–based bioinformatics business matured, the company realized it needed an additional source of revenue to grow earnings, so it started an East Coast division in December 2001, to focus on drug discovery.
We are actively in the process of creating the entire drug discovery and development division of the company. We currently have 75 employees in the division—mostly chemists and biologists.