"We have two groups of people at PharmaEssentia," Lin explains: "Old men like myself, and then the young and well-educated people that work in the labs. They read papers and do research by themselves very well." Despite Lin's self-effacing explanation, it is his vision and his selection of founding partners that has driven PharmaEssentia's development. Inspired by their experiences in the US with cutting-edge biotech companies such as Amgen and Biogen, their business model is well constructed and their science drives right to the heart of global demand. Through a combination of chemistry and biology, revenue- and value-driving products, and with five molecules in the pipeline, Lin is hopeful that PharmaEssentia is destined for a profitable future: "These molecules are very big in terms of revenue on the market right now, namely alpha-interferon, beta-interferon, EPO, rh-GH, and GCSF. Every one is a billion-dollar molecule itself."
Lin is convincing when he says, "Thirty to 50 years from now, PharmaEssentia could be huge."