Ionis CEO Stanley Crooke at the company’s Carlsbad headquarters. With unique technology, Ionis recently locked down a $1 billion deal with Biogen.

Ionis CEO Stanley Crooke at the company’s Carlsbad headquarters. With unique technology, Ionis recently locked down a $1 billion deal with Biogen. Photo by Jamie Scott Lytle.

— When Stanley Crooke formed Ionis Pharmaceuticals in 1989, he saw the venture as a longshot...

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