New Jersey may be the center of big pharma, but this article outlines the reasons why Silicon Valley holds the key to containing potential outbreaks such as Ebola. Diagnosis, tracking, mobile alerts and big data analysis all point to tech solving pharma-problems.
We need to be prepared for this scary future, and Silicon Valley needs to take the lead in developing technologies to track, prevent, and manage pandemics. It also needs to work with scientists to develop cures. It now has the ability to do all this. Advancing technologies are surely creating new risks, but at the same time they are making it possible for entrepreneurs to do what only governments and big research labs could do before: solve global problems.