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Powerful stories of biotechnology breakthroughs, the people they help, and the global problems they solve. Hosted by BIO President & CEO Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath.

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Powerful stories of biotechnology breakthroughs, the people they help, and the global problems they solve. Hosted by BIO President & CEO Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath.

    Investors Become Goldilocks in a Bear Market

    Investors Become Goldilocks in a Bear Market

    Current market trends have put investors in a “flight-to-safety” mentality, especially when it comes to biotech companies. What does this mean for getting biotech innovations to the marketplace? This episode explores the daunting challenge of raising capital in a bear market.

    • 25 min
    Drug Prices: A Dysfunctional Market Limits Patient Access

    Drug Prices: A Dysfunctional Market Limits Patient Access

    A convoluted, confusing, and opaque system for pricing drugs has evolved that distorts the market and often limits patient access to the drugs they need to survive. In this episode, three experts explain how the system works—or doesn’t’—and the consequences of a dysfunctional pricing system.

    • 25 min
    Hope for Alzheimer's

    Hope for Alzheimer's

    Alzheimer’s disease is a heartbreaking diagnosis and tragically there is no cure. But every day, researchers, scientists and the medical community are working to change that. In this episode, we speak with three guests who are fighting to bend the trajectory of Alzheimer’s disease and, in doing so, offering hope for the millions suffering from this devastating illness.

    • 21 min
    Green Fuels Have Taken Off

    Green Fuels Have Taken Off

    Last December, a United Airlines’ flight from Chicago to Washington DC was the first ever passenger flight powered with 100% sustainable aviation fuel. The achievement demonstrated the potential for the aviation sector to reduce its carbon footprint. Our guests in this episode each played a key role in in helping the airline reach this exciting milestone.

    • 20 min
    Science Helped Save the World from COVID. What will Vaccine Technology do Next?

    Science Helped Save the World from COVID. What will Vaccine Technology do Next?

    2021 was the unofficial year of mRNA—and deservedly so. But the science behind the technology is not always easy to understand. In this episode, we will dive into the miracle technology that saved countless lives and talk about what it holds for the future. We also speak to a biotech company about its non-mRNA vaccine technology for COVID and why the healthcare ecosystem will always need multiple options.

    • 24 min
    Water Stress: Can We Avert a Looming Crisis?

    Water Stress: Can We Avert a Looming Crisis?

    More than two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is water, and yet water that is safe enough for human consumption remains a finite resource. In this episode we speak to experts about the biggest threats to water—contamination, overuse, and plastic. We also learn how innovative new tools can ensure there is enough water to hydrate us, our plants, and our animals.

    Guests:
    Ameen Razavi, Microvi Biotech
    Dr. Joel Cuello, The University of Arizona
    Scott Tuten, Danimer Scientific

    • 25 min

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Biotech/ clean lab testing news pleaseee

Please discuss biotech and current progress in clean non animal testing - both its sordid history of inaccuracy and extensive animal suffering and the higher benefits of 3D tissue and vitro cell cultures. Companies like emulate, Mattek Corp.

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