Joy Marie Polefrone Lays Out Her Vision for the Alliance for Building Better Medicine

Dec 7, 2022 | In the News

The Business Journals
by James Shea — Richmond Inno
“Joy Marie Polefrone earned a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Virginia and traveled the world as an executive at global health care giant Philips. In 2019, she quit Philips and moved to Richmond to be closer to family. She was recently hired as executive director of the Alliance for Building Better Medicine, a coalition of Richmond and Petersburg organizations working to build a research and manufacturing hub for essential medicines and their ingredients.

The organization was recently awarded $100 million in federal, local and private funding to develop an ecosystem to help advanced pharmaceutical manufacturing thrive. She recently spoke with Richmond Inno about the various factors that came together to set the table for pharmaceutical manufacturing in Central Virginia and the opportunities that might exists for entrepreneurs.”

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