Have you ever thought about who the people are behind life-saving breakthroughs? How did they get started in their careers? Why did they choose the Life Sciences? What effect do they hope to cause? These are the questions we explore on The Life Science Effect.
Gain insights straight from thought leaders, entrepreneurial game-changers, and business executives leading the Life Sciences. Host Steve Vinson explores what it really takes to be effective in this industry as a leader and innovator with a special focus on what’s happening here, in the Heartland.
We aim to inspire, equip, and empower the next generation of Life Science experts through purpose-driven conversations. Join us weekly as we talk about what happens behind the science and get to know the people who make it happen
Steve Vinson | Leaders Reinforce Culture
I've heard it said that culture beats strategy. I believe that. I also believe culture beats tactics and process and procedure and technique. In this episode (another solo episode), I will relate a recent story in which I had the chance to stand up and reinforce the safety culture of my client.
It may not be for everybody. It may not be "life science" specific. That's okay. Not to worry. Life Science talk returns next time and guests return late summer or early fall this year. Thanks for your support!
Thanks to our sponsor BPM Associates - www.bpm-associates.com
Steve Vinson | What does it take to be a Biomedical Entrepreneur?
What Does It Take To Succeed As A Bioentrepreneur? Source: Life Science Leader By Karl Schmieder
Steve continues the discussion of how to transition into the startup world. The context is an article from a while back that still has relevant lessons for today.
Also referenced in this episode:
EP. 455 — RICH KARLGAARD Maybe You're a Late Bloomer. It’s More Possible Than Ever Now to Flourish Later in Life
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't Kindle Edition by Jim Collins
Steve Vinson | From Academia to Pharma CEO (Graham Kelly)
Steve is solo this week. He decided to give his thoughts about an article in Life Science Leader - From Academia To Pharma CEO: Challenges and Lessons Learned by Graham Kelly
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Theratome Bio | Regenerative Breakthroughs with Michael Coleman and Karen Momper
What if a cutting edge technology saved your life? And then what if you got to be part of a startup company that is working on similar technology to save others' lives? Karen Momper, of Theratome Bio is living that story.
This week, Micheal Coleman, PhD, and Karen tell the story of Theratorm Bio and the exciting platform they are working on. Learn about how Theratome Bio is developing a portfolio of products derived from adult stem cell secretions. The future includes exciting potential therapies like stroke treatment and organ preservation during transport.
Learn Michael's and Karen's inspiring stories.
Resources in this episode:
Indiana Center for Biomedical Innovation
Theratome Bio on LinkedIn
Theratome Bio on Facebook
About Michael Coleman, PhD:
Michael brings a wealth of research and new drug development experience to Theratome Bio. He directed multidisciplinary teams at GeneMedicine and Valentis in Houston, Texas, prior to accepting a role with Centelion (a subsidiary of Sanofi-Aventis) as Vice President of R&D. He there led a team of scientists in discovery, process & clinical development, and regulatory affairs. Most recently, Michael was President and CEO of InGeneron, a medical device firm committed to driving personal regenerative medicine therapies. During his tenure InGeneron attained several regulatory approvals in Europe and initiated clinical trials in the US under FDA approval.
Michael has dedicated his career to developing new therapies, ushering these innovations through regulatory paths, and ultimately seeing new therapies transitioned into the clinic. He has also continued to publish research in peer-reviewed journals and maintain a close relationship with leading researchers and clinicians in academia.
He earned his BS and MS degrees from Texas A&M, his PhD from Penn State, and completed post-doctoral work at the Baylor College of Medicine.
Michael has a passion for the regenerative medicine space. He’s long thought that a cell-free option is where the future of regenerative therapy is headed, and believes that TheratomeTM technology provides the key attributes of product consistency and ease of handling and administration necessary to achieve widespread clinical application. In his own words, “TheratomeTM technology solves the key issues limiting clinical application of stem cell based therapies. I am excited for the opportunity to be part of developing this technology that will provide life changing benefits patients and disrupt the field of regenerative medicine.”
Karen earned a B.A. in Chemistry with a minor in Marketing from the University of Dayton. She completed an Undergraduate Thesis while there, worked for the Office of Admission leading campus tours, and was hired as a new grad to work as a Traveling Student Recruiter.
Karen began her career with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company shortly thereafter. During her ten years of employment, she served Primary Care and Hospital Sales roles, sold in multiple outpatient and inpatient therapeutic areas, negotiated formulary contracts, earned district, region, and national recognition for sales, and was selected to serve in leadership roles within her district.
Since then, Karen has taken on several non-profit initiatives whereby she has initiated a group, raised funding, and marketed and maintained a leadership role in organizations. She has also used her public speaking abilities to fund-raise. In one such effort, she contributed to the establishment of an in-house Therapeutic Massage Therapy Program to treat Oncology Patients at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Hospital in Portland, Oregon, a cause that was previously only filled by intermittent volunteers.
Karen is happily married, and proud mother to two sons. In addition to multiple volunteer roles at her Parish and chil
Podcast Swap | Angela Demaree Interviews Steve about Trends in Life Sciences
If you have not already done so, check out Beyond the Stethoscope - Angela Demaree's wonderful podcast for veterinarians, healthcare providers and busy professionals who want actionable, implementable solutions surrounding work-life balance, accomplishing your goals and living your dreams.
Angela does a great job of interviewing Steve Vinson in this cross-cast episode of The Life Science Effect.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Indiana Health Industry Forum, https://ihif.org/
Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, https://www.indianabiosciences.org/
Inside Indiana Business, Life Science Newsletter http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/category/301752/life-sciences
The Life Science Leader https://www.lifescienceleader.com/
Connect with Steve on Linked In https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevenvinson/
and Twitter https://twitter.com/steve_vinson
Kyle Keeney | Part 2 A Bright Future for Your Community and for Your Family
This is Part 2 of a two part conversation with Kyle Keeney, Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Elevate Ventures.
In Part 1, Kyle told the story of bringing his experience on the coasts, in Europe, and around the world back home to boost the economy in Southern Indiana/Northern Kentucky.
In part 2, Kyle describes how important it is for communities to take a long view when it comes to securing the future of innovation and sciences. Then, Kyle and Steve discuss some of their favorite books. Kyle tells Steve how he fosters a love of reading and learning in his children.
An experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated record of success in supporting innovation in life science and think tanks, Kyle offers the skills to build meaningful partnerships and relationships that cross boundaries to move science-based discoveries forward. With his business development skills and a focus on entrepreneurship, Kyle establishes novel collaborations, and fosters the commercialization of new technologies and ideas.
A proactive leader, Kyle encourages collaboration and communication, which serves as the foundation for bringing new ideas to fruition. He always seeks the opportunity to build new bridges as the means to fostering paths that lead to the emergence of capabilities in the sciences.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Great guest and very insightful!
Great guest and very insightful!