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Who is the SA-born billionaire behind the ‘game-changer’ Covid pill?

Patrick Soon-Shiong is a SA-American transplant surgeon, businessman, bioscientist and media mogul

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Move over Elon Musk. SA is celebrating another home-grown world-class creator — this time in the field of bioscience.

Until last week, Patrick Soon-Shiong, 68, was a relatively unknown name for many in the country of his birth. But after Biovac’s announcement on Thursday many may be wondering just who Soon-Shiong is.

Cape Town-based vaccine manufacturer Biovac announced it had formed a partnership with Californian cell and immunotherapy product manufacturer ImmunityBio to manufacture the US firm’s candidate Covid-19 vaccine...

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