Shkreli seeks prison release to conduct research for coronavirus cure

Shkreli seeks prison release to conduct research for coronavirus cure
Martin Shkreli (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Here’s hoping researchers can get along without his genius.]

Biotech entrepreneur Martin Shkreli called for his temporary release from prison on Tuesday in an 11-page scientific paper posted to a pharmaceutical company’s website.

In the paper, Shkreli asks for a three-month furlough from his prison sentence in order to assist in the development of a cure for the coronavirus, disease that has caused a global pandemic and has infected tens of thousands in the United States.

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“Being released to the post-COVID world is no solace to even the incarcerated,” he continued, adding: “As a successful two-time biopharma entrepreneur, having purchased multiple companies, invented multiple new drug candidates, filed numerous INDs and clinical trial applications, I am one of the few executives experienced in ALL aspects of drug development from molecule creation and hypothesis generation, to preclinical assessments and clinical trial design/target engagement demonstration, and manufacturing/synthesis and global logistics and deployment of medicines.”

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