Biotechnology Heritage Award Presentation to Fred Frank, Founder of Evolution Life Science Partners

11:50 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT), Thursday, June 17, 2021

The Biotechnology Heritage Award is co-presented by The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and the Science History Institute (the Institute). This award honors extraordinary individuals whose work in biotechnology, whether it be through discovery, innovation, commercialization, or public understanding, is helping to heal, fuel, and feed the world. In honoring these individuals, BIO and the Institute seek to encourage emulation, inspire achievement, and promote public understanding of modern science, industry, and economics in this rapid-growth area.
The 2021 Biotechnology Heritage Award recipient is Fred Frank, Founder of Evolution Life Science Partners. Fred is one of the earliest supporters of the biotech industry, creating financing vehicles and assisting with mergers and acquisitions that helped to create the biopharma revolution. One of the most important examples of his efforts is the investment in Genentech by Roche, which led to the full acquisition of Genentech by Roche. This transaction enabled Genentech to become the biotech powerhouse it remains today.