June 22, 2017
In this podcast, we interviewed Jim McGorry, CEO and Saverio LaFrancesca, President and Chief Medical Officer about how Biostage is using cell therapy to improve the standard of care in adult and pediatric esophageal disease.
We began the interview talking with Dr. LaFrancesca about how Biostage is using their Cellframe technology to improve on the current standard of care for esophageal diseases. Dr. LaFrancesca began by explaining that esophageal disease patients are divided into two patient populations - adults and pediatric. For adults affected by esophageal disease or cancer the standard of care is to pull up their stomach to meet the remaining portion of esophagus after resection or to remove a section of the intestine and use it to replace the removed portion. These surgical procedures are very complicated and involve surgeries into multiple body cavities. The mortality and morbidity rate for these treatments is very high and have serious associated complications. In most pediatric cases the babies are born without an esophagus and in this case there is no standard of care. The surgeon will utilize the same techniques used in adult cases, but there are serious consequences for the infants including failure to thrive and issues with growth.
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May 22, 2017
In this podcast, we interviewed Sarah Simons, Automation Field Project Manager, Beckman Coulter Life Science, about how to improve lab productivity and reproducibility by "spring cleaning" your methods and taking a fresh look at existing workflows and protocols.
Sarah works on custom solutions for liquid handling systems. She joined Beckman in 2008, as an Automation Field Applications Specialist, focused on automated protocol development and customer training & support. Sarah enjoys taking a fresh look at existing workflows, and suggesting new solutions when transitioning a manual protocol to an automated process. Sarah studied Molecular Biology at University of New Hampshire, and worked in high throughput screening at Novartis prior to joining Beckman Coulter.
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April 12, 2017
In this podcast, we interviewed Philip Mathuis, Co-founder and CEO, Ovizio, about cell culture monitoring, the latest technology for monitoring cells in culture without the need for sampling and where monitoring could move in the future.
Prior to co-founding Ovizio with Serge Jooris in 2010, Mr. Mathuis obtained an engineering degree in electronics and telecommunications. He started his career in the high-tech sector where he held management positions for large companies in several European countries. Here he developed strong business and commercial skills, completed by an MBA from ESCP, Paris. Leading and quickly positioning Ovizio as a key player in cell culture monitoring with a strong portfolio of innovative quantitative microscopy technologies is certainly one of his major career highlights.
Show Notes are available at: the Cell Culture Dish
April 5, 2017
In this podcast, we interviewed Hillary Kaplan, Director, Bioprocess CMC Development & Operations, Klein Hersh about the job outlook for the biomanufacturing industry from a recruiter's perspective.
Hillary partners with organizations ranging from VC backed start-ups and mid-size biotechs to large multinational biopharma companies in helping to identify individuals working exclusively in biologics/large molecule development. These scientific and operational leaders tend to be formally trained in Chemical/Biomolecular Engineering and are tasked with bridging the gap between R&D and development and readying products for manufacturing and launch.
To learn more and view show notes please visit: job-outlook-biomanufacturing-industry
March 8, 2017
In this podcast, we were fortunate to have a group of experts for a panel discussion on vaccine manufacturing and viral vector production.
- Hanna P. Lesch, PhD, Research and Development Director at Finvector Vision Therapies
- Jose Castillo, PhD, Co-Founder and CTO of Univercells
- Mario Philips, Vice President and General Manager, Single-Use Technologies, Pall Life Sciences
- Fabien Moncaubeig, Head of Cell Culture Technologies, Pall Life Sciences
Show Notes are available at: http://cellculturedish.com/2016/09/enabling-vaccine-manufacturing-and-viral-vector-production-using-the-icellis-a-single-use-automated-and-closed-manufacturing-platform
July 14, 2016
Episode 003: In this podcast, we interviewed Dr. Adam Elhofy, Ph.D., CSO, Essential Pharmaceuticals, about cell culture media optimization. We discussed the evolution of cell culture media optimization, current goals, and the latest strategies and tools being used. View the show notes at The Cell Culture Dish.
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June 7, 2016
Dr. Jan Bruder answers questions about the Max Planck Institutes use of automation in high throughput drug-screening for ALS and Parkinson’s Disease.
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