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Funding Strategy for Biotech Startups

Funding Strategy for Biotech Startups

Today, biotech startups have more options for funding than ever before. These different sources include equity crowdfunding, venture capitalists, incubators, angel investors, public funding, as well as federal and state grants and incentives. Now presented with a real...

Tackling the Opioid Crisis

Tackling the Opioid Crisis

In the past 20 years, over 500,000 people have died from opioid overdose. Most of these deaths were unintentional. The Opioid Crisis is far from being over. A little history: The use of opioids was first recorded over 3000 years ago. Ancient Egyptians discovered the...

Why we Age

Why we Age

Everyone accepts they will age, but few understand why. Let’s try to solve the age old problem of why we age (I did warn you this blog was a puns special). Let's first look at how to measure your biological age (basically, more precise ways than looking at a mirror)....

Choosing life; extending health

Choosing life; extending health

The ultimate existential dread we all face as conscious human beings is our awareness of death, more precisely: the realisation that no matter what we do we cannot escape death. But that doesn’t mean we can’t slow down aging, and even if we were to die at a certain...

When should startups collab?

When should startups collab?

Starting your own biotech firm and wondering if and when to collaborate with private healthcare companies? Collaboration of startups with traditional firms should be done strategically. Generally, it works best at the later scaling stages of a company and is not as...

TWIST

TWIST

TWIST bioscience is a company that uses a 3D printer to print DNA. No it's not science fiction. If you can design a genetic code, you can essentially print it and install it into a living organism.  They use a silicon-based, high-precision DNA synthesis platform...

Future of Medicine – Part 2

Future of Medicine – Part 2

What if we did not become aware that a patient has Alzheimer's 20 years after the condition first starts, what if we could alert the patient they are on the path to cardiac failure 20 years before diagnosis, at the actual time of physical ailment first begins? ...

Future of Medicine – Part 1

Future of Medicine – Part 1

I came across an interesting article today by Venture Capitalist Vinod Khosla, in which he suggests that 80% of what doctors do today will be replaced in the future. This includes the diagnosis, monitoring and prescription aspects of medicine which are likely to be...