Day 09 /// Finland, Estonia and Latvia
October 6, 2020
Favorite Hospital Architecture of the Trip: Finland
Our morning in Finland began with some sightseeing there — in the northern-most city we reached on the trip, followed by a meeting with Marko Salo and Arto Toivonen of Fermion, the CDMO unit of Orion Corporation, the largest pharma company in the country, where we chatted about significant trends impacting the future of oncology. After stopping at an absolutely breathtaking hospital that looked more like a modern art museum, we headed to the waterfront to catch another ferry, which took us to Tallinn, Estonia.
As we traveled across Estonia and into Latvia — including a very fun stop at a graffiti-festooned cluster of derelict buildings — we were struck by the absence of real highways in the Baltic states, realizing that the good time we were making would be virtually impossible if not for the COVID-19 — related shutdowns. We spent the night in the Latvian capital of Riga.
THE TEAM MET WITH:
Marko Salo and Arto Toivonen, Fermion, a unit of Orion Corporation