How Entrepreneur Jeff Aronin Approaches Treating Diseases

Jeff Aronin earned his bachelor’s degree at Northern Illinois University. Later on he attended DePaul University where he earned his masters of business administration. He founded his first company, Ovation Pharmaceuticals, in August 2000. He was this company’s president and chief executive officer. In 2009 he sold this company to Lundbeck, Inc. for $900 million and became that company’s president and CEO. Today he is the chairman and CEO of two firms, Paragon Pharmaceutical Capital and Paragon Bioscience, LLC.

At Paragon Pharmaceutical Capital, Jeff Aronin invests in life science companies around the world. He takes an active role in establishing these businesses and then managing them. Some of these companies are Harmony Biosciences and Castle Creek Pharmaceuticals. This former company works to provide cures for central nervous system disorders. At Paragon Biosciences the focus is on helping patients who are experiencing a debilitating disease. This company has acquired 13 drug approvals by the FDA. They research diseases for which there are presently no cures.

Jeff Aronin says the first step at Paragon Biosciences is to identify those diseases which are most in need of new treatment. His team this studies the underlying reason a disease exists and whether there are any new approaches to curing it that haven’t been tried before. If they come up with a novel approach to treating a disease they build a new company which focuses on just that disease and bring in the right personnel to carry on drug research for it.

When it comes to developing drugs for diseases it is a high risk/high reward type of deal. Most drugs never make it out of the research phase or during clinical trials they do no better than a placebo. By remaining focused on diseases which really need cures Jeff Aronin makes sure each drug they have under development will have great potential once it is on the market.

Jeff Aronin lives in the greater Chicago, Illinois area. He serves as a board member for a number of organizations in that area such as Discover Financial Services, the Economic Club of Chicago, and the Museum of Science and Industry.

Jorge Moll Offers Tips To Succeed

Dr. Jorge Moll is a renowned Brazilian neurologist who has achieved so much in this field that has few experts. Recently, Dr. Moll was interviewed, and he gave various tips for succeeding in life. Dr. Jorge Moll said that the reason why most people fail is that they only dream about how things should be done without taking actions to make them happen. Jorge Moll further explained that most people have great entrepreneurial ideas that never come to fruition due to failure to act. Moll insisted that succeeding is based on an innate push to achieve without waiting for an ideal situation to reveal itself. Those who act are the most successful.


During the interview, Dr. Jorge Moll was also asked about how he came up with the idea of developing IDOR. IDOR is a renowned medical institute that is based in his native Brazil. Moll explained that he always dreamed of changing the way healthcare was provided in Brazil. Thing longstanding dream kept him going in his quest to achieve great things and in the long run, it became a reality. After many years of preparation, IDOR was developed.


Dr. Moll was also asked to explain how he spends his day to ensure that they are productive. He explained that meeting people from various walks of life is very helpful to him. He meets people like students, scientists as well as patients whom they engage in heated conversations about various life topics. Dr. Moll says that these meetings are beneficial in making his days successful. He exchanges ideas with the people he meets on different life topics.


Dr. Moll during the interview further explained that making an idea realistic is what limits most people. He believes that human beings have innumerable ideas. However, implementing those ideas is the problem. Dr. Moll said that whenever he has a plan, he is usually very cautious in identifying the best candidate to propel it. He usually has a massive team of people who are suited for its development. However, with time, a more significant part of them are not fit, and Dr. Moll acts with the few who are ready to propel it to the next level.