Din­ner and a biotech chat: Bil­lion­aire Patrick Soon-Sh­iong talks 'in­no­va­tion' with Pres­i­dent-elect Trump

While MD An­der­son has been mak­ing trou­ble for Patrick Soon-Sh­iong’s can­cer moon shot cam­paign, the high-pro­file biotech bil­lion­aire has been mak­ing his case di­rect­ly with Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump, talk­ing about in­no­va­tion and health­care pri­or­i­ties over a meal Sat­ur­day night.

Soon-Sh­iong, who made a for­tune sell­ing Abrax­ane to Cel­gene, was on the week­end agen­da of the busy pres­i­dent-elect, who’s been in­ter­view­ing po­ten­tial Cab­i­net picks and hob­nob­bing with the Re­pub­li­can elite at the Trump Na­tion­al Golf Club in Bed­min­ster, New Jer­sey. The line­up in­clud­ed one-time harsh crit­ic, and cur­rent fan, Mitt Rom­ney. And Soon-Sh­iong’s din­ner with vice-pres­i­dent-elect Pence and Trump was spiced with some biotech chat­ter.

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