Reinventing Life Sciences: Realizing the full potential of the New
Speaker: Stephen Quake, Stanford University
Introduced by: Rodney Pearlman, RPM Pharma
Joined by: Brook Byers, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Susan Desmond-Hellmann, UCSF
fluidic integrated circuits, formulator device (2004),
Now microfluidic LSI (2002-2007)
Fluidigm corporation was set up to monetize microfluidic work
* geotype salmon, faster, cheaper and with less reagent
* colon stem cells are responsible for the ocntinuous regeneration of the colonic epithlium
* cancer is a disease of heterogenaity
* also founded Helicos (DNA sequencing firm), which is part of lowering the cost of sequencing to democratize access to sequencing.
Brian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Medicine, Anti-aging Biotechnology, and Nanotechnology.
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