18 episodes

Halteres Presents is an award-winning, brand-agnostic interview podcast designed to unbiasedly highlight the happenings within the diagnostics industry. In each episode, founding partner Mickey Urdea and managing partner Rich Thayer interview an expert who brings their own unique perspective to an industry topic.

Halteres Associates is a leading bioscience consultancy with extensive, long-term, direct operating experience in a broad spectrum of areas of expertise, including diagnostics, medical devices, therapeutics, research reagents, and bioscience tools.

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Halteres Presents is an award-winning, brand-agnostic interview podcast designed to unbiasedly highlight the happenings within the diagnostics industry. In each episode, founding partner Mickey Urdea and managing partner Rich Thayer interview an expert who brings their own unique perspective to an industry topic.

Halteres Associates is a leading bioscience consultancy with extensive, long-term, direct operating experience in a broad spectrum of areas of expertise, including diagnostics, medical devices, therapeutics, research reagents, and bioscience tools.

    Ep. 208.5: Part Two, Lateral Flow Technologies of Today and Tomorrow - Paul Davis

    Ep. 208.5: Part Two, Lateral Flow Technologies of Today and Tomorrow - Paul Davis

    In Part Two of the Season 2 Finale of "Halteres Presents", Rich Thayer and Mickey Urdea continue their discussion with Paul Davis, dissecting the potential improvements to be made to today's lateral flow technologies, the possibilities (and realities) of what is yet to come with LFAs, and the best ways to build a team of inventors out of disparate personalities. Paul paints a detailed portrait of what "imagineering" can do to expand the scope and capabilities of lateral flow technologies, based on his trailblazing experiences in the field. Please enjoy Part Two of our interview with Paul Davis.



    Paul Davis has worked in immunology for over 45 years and has founded or co-founded eight bioscience businesses since 2002, with Mologic being the most prominent. As Mologic’s chief scientific officer, Paul led the Centre for Advanced Rapid Diagnostics (CARD), funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Until 2002, he was as a senior scientist at Unilever Research leading applied immunology, and is one of the inventors of the lateral flow immunoassay.

    • 54 min
    Ep. 208: Part One, A Reflection on the Founding of the Consumer Diagnostics Industry - Paul Davis

    Ep. 208: Part One, A Reflection on the Founding of the Consumer Diagnostics Industry - Paul Davis

    In Part One of the Season 2 Finale of "Halteres Presents", Rich Thayer and Mickey Urdea are interviewing Paul Davis, PhD, on the founding of the consumer diagnostics industry. In celebration of his upcoming retirement, Paul Davis reflects on his involvement in the development of Clearblue, the first one-step home pregnancy test, among many other accomplishments while at Unilever, as well as his next adventures as an entrepreneur, founding multiple life sciences companies, including Mologic with his son Mark. Paul shares much of what he learned along the way, including the challenges for creating tests for untrained users, and how opinions on rapid testing technologies have changed over time.

    On Part Two, Paul will further elucidate the technology behind lateral flow assays - what works, what doesn't work, and where the field is going. Enjoy Part One, and stay tuned for Part Two.

    Paul Davis has worked in immunology for over 45 years and has founded or co-founded eight bioscience businesses since 2002, with Mologic being the most prominent. As Mologic’s chief scientific officer, Paul led the Centre for Advanced Rapid Diagnostics (CARD), funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Until 2002, he was as a senior scientist at Unilever Research leading applied immunology, and is one of the inventors of the lateral flow immunoassay.

    • 34 min
    Ep. 207: The Ins and Outs of Metagenomics in Diagnostics - Dr. Rick Nolte

    Ep. 207: The Ins and Outs of Metagenomics in Diagnostics - Dr. Rick Nolte

    On this week's episode, Rich Thayer and Mickey Urdea are exploring metagenomics with Dr. Rick Nolte, an engaging expert on the subject. Dr. Nolte helps to define what metagenomics is, its diagnostic uses, its advantages, and where the field is going. This is a delightfully in-depth interview about a complicated but important topic that is very much worth your time; please enjoy.

    Frederick (Rick) S. Nolte, PhD, is currently a Senior Director/Medical Advisor at Karius, the microbial cell free DNA company, and Professor Emeritus of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. He served as Vice-Chair for Laboratory Medicine/Medical Director of Clinical Laboratories and Molecular Pathology. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. Dr. Nolte completed his B.S. degree in Biology at the University of Cincinnati, and his Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology at the Ohio State University. Dr. Nolte completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Public Health and Medical Laboratory Microbiology at the University of Rochester. Prior to coming to MUSC in 2007, he spent 18 years at Emory University School of Medicine where he was a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Director of the Clinical Microbiology, Molecular Diagnostic, and Serology Laboratories at Emory Medical Laboratories. He is active in and held positions of responsibility in the American Society for Microbiology, Association for Molecular Pathology, Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, Infectious Diseases Society of America, American Society for Clinical Pathology, College of American Pathology and American Association for Clinical Chemistry. He has authored numerous book chapters, practice guidelines, and peer-reviewed publications in the areas of clinical microbiology and molecular diagnostics.

    • 54 min
    Ep. 206: The Role of Public Health, and Why To Trust the Experts - Dr. Bela Matyas

    Ep. 206: The Role of Public Health, and Why To Trust the Experts - Dr. Bela Matyas

    On this week's episode, Rich Thayer and Mickey Urdea are publicizing public health with the help of Dr. Bela Matyas, the Health Officer and Deputy Director the Department of Public Health of Solano County, California. Dr. Matyas is known for his outspokenness regarding his against-the-grain, fact-based positions on matters of public health, and "Halteres Presents" is very proud to have him on to discuss his findings and his modus operandi for all matters related to public health, particularly in regard to diagnostics. Dr. Matyas is a top-notch interview subject, and a fantastic resource for data-driven public health expertise. Please enjoy his interview.



    Bela Matyas, MD, MPH, is currently the Health Officer/Deputy Director for Solano County. His most recent prior posts include various roles with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and Medical Director of the Epidemiology Program in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Dr. Matyas received his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and completed a residency in Occupational Medicine/Preventive Medicine at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he also received a Master of Science degree in epidemiology and a Master of Public Health degree.



    For more information about the Solano County Department of Public Health, visit their website: https://www.solanocounty.com/depts/ph/about.asp

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep. 205: Navigating the Regulatory Process for Diagnostic Devices in the Post-Pandemic Landscape - David Kern

    Ep. 205: Navigating the Regulatory Process for Diagnostic Devices in the Post-Pandemic Landscape - David Kern

    On this week's episode, Rich Thayer and Mickey Urdea are delving into diagnostics regulations with David Kern, detailing the myriad changes in the regulatory landscape since the pandemic in the United States as well as the implications of the new IVDR regulations in Europe. There are few people who can make regulatory as downright enjoyable as Dave Kern; please enjoy his delightful interview.

    David Kern is the founder of K2 Regulatory Consulting. With 30+ years of experience in the IVD medical device industry, he has held positions in Product Development, Program Management, Alliance Management, and most recently, Regulatory Affairs. Before starting K2 Regulatory Consulting, he was Head of Regulatory Affairs at Illumina, where he built a global regulatory organization, with offices in China, Australia, and the UK.

    Dave has a B.S degree in Biochemistry from San Francisco State University, an MBA from San Jose State University, and holds a RAC from the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS). He is also an instructor at UC Santa Cruz Extension.

    • 1 hr
    Ep. 204: "One Health", and Innovations in Agricultural Disease Surveillance - Dr. Alan Rudolph

    Ep. 204: "One Health", and Innovations in Agricultural Disease Surveillance - Dr. Alan Rudolph

    On this week's episode, Rich Thayer and Mickey Urdea are interviewing Dr. Alan Rudolph, who has had an active career in translating interdisciplinary life sciences into useful applications for biotechnology development in academia, government laboratories, and the nonprofit and private sectors. Dr. Rudolph spearheads a wide-ranging discussion on innovations in disease surveillance in agriculture, the viability of developing veterinary diagnostics tests, what "One Health" represents for whole ecosystem health, and the values of longitudinal sampling, among many other interesting topics. Sit down and tune into this electric discussion with Dr. Alan Rudolph.



    Dr. Alan Rudolph is the former Vice President for Research at Colorado State University, and a former member of the Senior Executive Service, having served as the Director for Chemical and Biological Technologies Directorate, Research and Development Enterprise, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

    • 53 min

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6 Ratings

Alexandra_kf ,

Exceptional Scientific + Diagnostics Content!

This is such an amazing resource for anyone curious about the current state of diagnostics and the life sciences! Tune in to hear experts at the top of their field take a deep dive into fascinating scientific topics! And they do a really great job of blending technology and market knowledge, and explaining technical details so that even the layman can understand, while also providing great details for experts. Highly recommend!

margarita of fire ,

Great Diagnostics Podcast!

I just listened to the three premiere episodes, and they were great! I don’t know of any podcast quite like it in the diagnostics space so I’m very excited to hear the rest of the interviews they have in store! Thanks, Halteres Associates

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