Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Scott Johnson

President and Founder, Myelin Repair Foundation


Scott Johnson is President and Founder of the Myelin Repair Foundation. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1976, Johnson took matters into his own hands in 2002, leveraging his background as a business consultant and serial entrepreneur to create the Accelerated Research Collaboration model. Featured in Fortune as a "lifesaving shakeup in the world of medical research," the model uses close collaboration between scientists and relationships with partners in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries to reform the medical research and drug development system and accelerate cures. Johnson has spoken widely on this topic, including appearances at NASA, the BIL:PIL conference and the Aspen Institute Health Forum. His groundbreaking ideas have been covered in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, BusinessWeek and the San Francisco Chronicle. In 2006, Scientific American named him among the top 50 figures worldwide for business, science and policy leadership.


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