Pe­ter Thiel's Palan­tir scores con­tract with the FDA to speed up reg­u­la­to­ry re­views as de­lays keep grow­ing

Pe­ter Thiel, the bil­lion­aire lib­er­tar­i­an who qui­et­ly backed away in 2020 from his once-ar­dent sup­port of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, is no stranger to gov­ern­ment con­tracts. His com­pa­ny Palan­tir has se­cured dozens of con­tracts with the feds and now has an­oth­er big fish on the hook.

Palan­tir, the Den­ver-based da­ta and an­a­lyt­ics com­pa­ny Thiel co-found­ed in 2003, en­tered in­to an agree­ment this week with the FDA as the gov­ern­ment agency strug­gles to keep up with a surge of reg­u­la­to­ry ap­proval needs due to the Covid-19 pan­dem­ic.

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