biotech

From Science Writer to Venture Capitalist and Biotech Startup Advisor with Steve Dickman

On this week’s episode, Mark’s guest is Steve Dickman, CEO of CBT Advisors, a strategic consultancy supporting the biotech industry.  Topics discussed during the episode include: How Steve made the transition from working at Science and at  Nature – where he founded and ran the first Nature news bureau in Germany, among other responsibilities –…

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Keys to Effective Translational Research with Mike Fenn, PhD

On this episode, Mark discusses a range of translational research issues with Mike Fenn, PhD, the Director of Healthcare & Life Sciences at Harvard Innovation Labs, including: What led Mike to focus on life sciences virtually from the start of his professional career From Mike’s perspective, what all successful startups have in common, and what…

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Driving and Funding Innovation in Biotech with Orange Grove Bio CEO Marc Appel

In this week’s episode, Mark and Marc discuss innovation in the life sciences industry, including the recent launch of Orange Grove’s portfolio company, Asalyxa Bio. Topics include: Remdesivir and Marc’s view on this experimental medicine for combatting effects of COVID-19 Why Marc decided to focus his professional life on funding innovations in health care and…

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Seeding and Supporting Early-Stage Biotech Companies with Xontogeny CEO Chris Garabedian

In this episode, Mark talks with Chris Garabedian, Chairman and CEO of Xontogeny, which he founded in 2016 to support multiple promising technologies from early development through clinical proof of concept. In 2017, Chris joined Perceptive Advisors to develop their Venture Fund strategy and launched the Perceptive Xontogeny Venture Fund in 2018 to support early…

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Pitch Perfect: Startup and Leadership Lessons with John Younger, MD

In this week’s episode, John Younger, MD, Vice President for Science and Technology at University City Science Center in Philadelphia, PA, shares his expert perspectives as a physician-scientist and biotech entrepreneur. Drawing upon his unique blend of skills and experience, John discusses: The main ingredients of a winning pitch from startups to potential investors Typical…

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Innovation in Cell Therapy: The Perspective from Brazil with Hugo Cabrera

Hugo Cabrera is a biotech entrepreneur with a passion for research and development and innovation in the field of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs) including cell therapy and tissue engineering. Hugo is currently Director of Business Development for Techlife, a clinical-stage biotech company, part of the São Lucas Cell Therapy Group. The São Lucas Cell…

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