Tag Archives: Biotech

This Biotech Startup Just Raised $47 Million To Make Drugs From Fungi

Fungi in the lab Hexagon Bio In 1928, a Scottish researcher by the name of Alexander Fleming came back from vacation to discover that he’d accidentally grown a species of fungi called Penicillium on a petri dish containing bacteria. The fungi, to Fleming’s surprise, appeared to be keeping the growth of that bacteria at bay.… Read More »

Enough With Culture — Focus On Structure, Biotech Entrepreneur Argues

In Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal, I review Loonshots, a new book on innovation written by biotech entrepreneur Safi Bahcall; the author’s key point is that innovation requires attention to organizational structure – it’s critical, Bahcall argues, to separate “artists” and “soldiers” yet allow their ideas to influence each other. Organizations seeking to cultivate innovation should… Read More »

The Top Biotech and Medicine Advances to Expect in 2019 – Singularity Hub

2018 was bonkers for science. From a woman who gave birth using a transplanted uterus, to the infamous CRISPR baby scandal, to forensics adopting consumer-based genealogy test kits to track down criminals, last year was a factory churning out scientific “whoa” stories with consequences for years to come. With CRISPR still in the headlines, Britain… Read More »