9 episodes

People have always been inspired by innovators – from Darwin and Curie to Goodall and Salk. With the Biotech Innovators podcast, we’ll share stories of success from today’s top innovators in life sciences and biotech. Listeners will discover how these innovators got started, when their “a-ha” moment came, and the lessons they’ve learned that will give hope and support to others in the field.

Biotech Innovators: How it Started Thermo Fisher Scientific

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People have always been inspired by innovators – from Darwin and Curie to Goodall and Salk. With the Biotech Innovators podcast, we’ll share stories of success from today’s top innovators in life sciences and biotech. Listeners will discover how these innovators got started, when their “a-ha” moment came, and the lessons they’ve learned that will give hope and support to others in the field.

    A Biotech Innovators Spotlight on Dr. Jeanne Loring, Ethicist and 'Godmother ' of Stem Cells

    A Biotech Innovators Spotlight on Dr. Jeanne Loring, Ethicist and 'Godmother ' of Stem Cells

    In this episode of Biotech Innovators, Dr. Jeanne Loring, Professor Emeritus at Scripps Research Institute and Founder, CSO, and Chair of the SAB at Aspen Neuroscience, joins host Josh Judkins to discuss her work in stem cell research, Parkinson's disease, her partnership with the Summit for Stem Cell, entrepreneurship, and the importance of support and mentorship in academia and business. 
    This content is offered for informational purposes only. The opinions stated in this podcast are that of the speaker and do not constitute or imply an endorsement by Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    • 59 min
    The Importance of Collaboration Between Academia and the Biotech Industry

    The Importance of Collaboration Between Academia and the Biotech Industry

    When university and industry researchers work in tandem to conquer big challenges in medicine, they can achieve much more together than they ever could apart. Sue Fletcher, a pioneer in RNA therapeutics and Chief Scientific Officer at PYC Therapeutics, knows this firsthand.
    She has spent decades in the field and is the co-developer of some revolutionary genetic therapies for treating rare diseases. Here, Dr. Fletcher answers questions about her work in this field, her incredible career, and how she’s inspiring young scientists in this complex area.
    This content is offered for informational purposes only. The opinions stated in this podcast are that of the speaker and do not constitute or imply an endorsement by Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    • 21 min
    Good Science and Good Product: The Complexity of Biomedical Innovation

    Good Science and Good Product: The Complexity of Biomedical Innovation

    Innovation is critical to the future of healthcare, and it can lead to better patient outcomes, improved well-being, and overall better population health. Unfortunately, too many brilliant biomedical concepts never reach patients due to a lack of funding, technical difficulties, or legislative difficulties.
    In this episode of the Building Biotechs series of the Biotech Innovators podcast, we welcome Kurt Gielen, the co-founder and chief business officer of Medace, a unique biomedical incubator committed to turning biomedical research into reality. He talks about the complex process of biomedical innovation, how Medace supports promising biotech startups, and the potential challenges these innovations may face.
    This content is offered for informational purposes only. The opinions stated in this podcast are that of the speaker and do not constitute or imply an endorsement by Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    • 20 min
    Learning How Microbiome Research Helps With Understanding Human Health and Disease

    Learning How Microbiome Research Helps With Understanding Human Health and Disease

    One of the greatest unexplored spaces in the world, is the microbiome: a bustling network of trillions of microorganisms living inside each of us. If we could learn more about them, the advances we’d make in healthcare and other fields would be incredible.  This line of thinking is what spurred Thomas Jarvie, former CEO and Co-Founder, to start Shoreline Biome, maker of the most complete end-to-end microbiome sample prep kits on the market. Hear his incredible story in this Biotech Innovators podcast.
    This content is offered for informational purposes only. The opinions stated in this podcast are that of the speaker and do not constitute or imply an endorsement by Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    • 28 min
    The Balancing Act of Biotech and Business

    The Balancing Act of Biotech and Business

    When it comes to biotech, both the academic and industry settings are crucial in developing novel medicines. Dr. Brent Cezairliyan has experienced both sides of biotech, first through an academic career exploring bacterial pathogenesis, and now in his administrative role at Octagon Therapeutics. The company, headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, focuses on autoimmune disease treatments. By developing targeted approaches to the inflammatory nature of the immune system, they hope their advances in biotech help future scientists navigate the field for years to come.
    This content is offered for informational purposes only. The opinions stated in this podcast are that of the speaker and do not constitute or imply an endorsement by Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    • 33 min
    MAKO Medical: From a Small Lab Diagnostics Company to a Devoted Community Member Making a Global Impact

    MAKO Medical: From a Small Lab Diagnostics Company to a Devoted Community Member Making a Global Impact

    Ever wonder how a small business can pivot when a global pandemic occurs? Josh Arant, co-founder MAKO Medical, discusses how they disrupted the status quo with passion and a heartfelt desire to give more to their clients. Then, how they rose to meet the needs of their community and country during a time of crisis.
    This content is offered for informational purposes only. The opinions stated in this podcast are that of the speaker and do not constitute or imply an endorsement by Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    • 26 min

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