The Alliance for Building Better Medicine’s new CEO, Joy Polefrone, discusses her professional journey in chemistry and the challenges and expectations for the alliance and its work
“Ongoing efforts to make metro Richmond a locus for the manufacturing of essential medicines got a $111 million boost in late 2022, thanks to the Alliance for Building Better Medicine
. The funding, a combination of federal grants, state money and local donations, will benefit manufacturing plants in Petersburg and laboratories in Chesterfield County and Richmond and will enhance employment opportunities.
About three-quarters of drugs used in the United States are made overseas, mostly in China and India. The work in metro Richmond is part of a national effort to boost domestic pharmaceutical production.”