TechNation Radio Podcast
Summary: TechNation Radio hosted by Dr Moira Gunn
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with BOB CHAPMAN, Chairman & CEO of a long-time company of many companies - Barry-Wehmiller. They’ve acquired 75 companies in trouble while preserving employee trust. Then on BioTech Nation, DR. TONY SHUH, the CEO of Trovagene, talks about precision cancer monitoring, and DR. YUVAL COHEN, the CEO of Corbus Pharmaceuticals tells us about a new approach for cystic fibrosis and their efforts surrounding auto-immune diseases.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with a group of distinguished professors from Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UCSF and the University of San Francisco. They explain each of the 2015 Nobel Prizes, and why each prize was so deserving. Convener, Dr. Ludwig Chincarini, University of San Francisco PEACE PRIZE, Dr. Rebecca Gordon, University of San Francisco LITERATURE. Dr. Susanna Elm, University of California Berkeley PHYSIOLOGY OR MEDICINE Dr. Darvin Scott Smith, Kaiser Permanente ECONOMICS Dr. Michael Boskin, Stanford University CHEMISTRY Dr. Jim Cleaver UCSF - University of California San Francisco PHYSICS Dr Yasunori Nomura, University of California Berkeley
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with DAVID PETERSON, a creator of alien languages, including Dothraki for HBO’s Game of Thrones. He’s here with The Art of Language Invention: From Horse-Lords to Dark Elves, the Words Behind World-Building. Then on BioTech Nation, Merck’s DR ROY BAYNES takes us through their wide ranging cancer program based on their therapeutic: Keytruda, and on BioIssue of the Week with David Ewing Duncan, IT meets biotech.
On this week’s Tech Nation, it’s the second of a two-part series on Digital Health. On this show, Moira speaks with DR. RAJAIE BATNIJI, the Co-Founder & Chief Health Officer of Collective Health. It all started with a nightmare in filing health claims. Then on BioTech Nation, Rif Pamukcu, the CEO of RxMP Therapeutics. It’s about the technology of stopping blood loss.
On this week’s Tech Nation, it’s the first of a two-part series on Digital Health. On this show, Moira speaks with RAY BRADFORD, the Founder of Spruce Health, with their smartphone app which enabling you to be treated by a dermatologist. It’s working in 15 states and expanding rapidly. Then on BioTech Nation, SPIRO ROMBOTIS, the President & CEO of Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals, talks about their approach to treating Leukemia in the aging population, and PARIS PANAYIOTOPOULOS, President of EMD Serono, talks about moving beyond specialty therapeutics into developing new cancer treatments.
On this week’s Tech Nation, our 2002 interview with ANDY GROVE, the former CEO and Chairman of Intel, who recently passed. And JIM HOUGH, a Professor of Experimental Physics from the University of Glasgow. He will explain the importance of the scientific news – that scientists have measured “gravitational waves”. Then on BioTech Nation, a Canadian company’s drug to treat cardiovascular disease in diabetics. DON McCAFFREY, the CEO of Resverlogix, joins us, and explains how “epigenetics” was used. An animation is available at resverlogix.com.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with DR. ANDERS ERICSSONI, a Psychology Professor at Florida State University, and the author of “Peak … Secrets from the New Science of Expertise.” Then on BioTech Nation, DR. GERHARD KOENIG, the Chief Scientific Officer of Forum Pharmaceuticals, describe their drug in Phase II that is attempting to treat a symptom of Alzheimers and also has potential benefits for Schizophrenia. Final results are expected in early 2017. And we hear from DR. JOHN STAMATOYANNOPOULOUS from the about the University of Washington and the Director of the new Altius Institute for Biomedical Sciences. DR. LON CARDON from GSK joins him to discuss the institute’s approach.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Award-winning journalist KARA PLATONI about “We Have the Technology: How Biohackers, Foodies, and Physicians are Transforming Human Perception.” It turns out science and technology is helping us learn what it means to be human. Then on BioTech Nation, the wide-ranging cancer research program at Johnson and Johnson. DR. PETER LEBOWITZ, the Head of Oncology Research and Development, describes their approaches and strategies in detecting and treating cancer.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with BARBARA BARCLAY, President & CEO, and DR. MELISSA HUNFALVAY, Chief Science Officer for Right Eye. They talk about eye-tracking technology, and what it can do – from tracking recovery from concussion and brain injury, to performance enhancement, to better eye tests. Then DR. JUSTIN BASAN, the Medical Advisor to the Vision Council, talks about the 2016 Digital Eye Strain report. It’s just you and your smartphone, tablet and computer.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with ROBIN GRIMES, Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, TIM BENTON Champion of the UK Food Security Program with an update on the joint UK-US 2015 report Extreme Weather and Resilience of the Global Food System, and RICHARD BARKER, the Chairmen of the UK’s Precision Medicine Catapult.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with DR. PETER DIAMANDIS, the founder of the XPRIZE Foundation, as well as two scientists who will tell us about the Shell Ocean Discovery XPrize – going to the bottom of the ocean. Then on BioTech Nation, it’s asthma, and one biotech company’s approach to genetically engineer antibodies to treat it. Moira speaks with DR. BASSIL BAHIYAT, the president and CEO of Xencor, about why they believe this approach will work.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Google Ventures’ Design Partner, JAKE KNAPP , the author of “Sprint – how to solve big problems and test new ideas in just five days.” Then on BioTech Nation, DR. PATRICK AMSTUTZ, the COO of Molecular Partners in Zurich, Switzerland describes their most advanced drug. It works on two different diseases – wet age-related macular degeneration, and diabetes macular edema – DME. And BAXTER PHILLIPS, the Chief Business Officer of AmpliPhi Bioscience, tells us about “bacteria phages” and how they may be used to address conditions from MRSA to cystic fibrosis to cancer.
In this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with DR. SHAI GOZANI, President & CEO of Neurometrix. It’s about treating chronic pain with a small device strapped to your calf. Apparently … it’s all in your brain. Then on BioTech Nation, DR. THEODORA ROSS, the Director of Cancer Genetics Program at Southwestern Medical Centre talks about cancer susceptibility genes. Her book is “A Cancer in the Family … Take Control of Your Genetic Inheritance”
On this week’s Tech Nation, A broadcast from the international consumer technology show - CES 2016 – in Las Vegas, Nevada. Guests include JEFF JOSEPH, Senior Vice President of Communications of the Consumer Technology Association, SHIREEN YATES and SCOTT SUNDVOR, the co-founders of 6Sensor Labs and inventors of Nima - a mobile device that tests for gluten in your food, DR. THIBAUT SCHOLASCH from Fruition Sciences, who talks about technology in vineyards, and wine-growing in Napa Valley differs from the south of France, and LEO TROTTIER, CEO of CleverPet, about how his graduate work in cognitive science led to his invention of CleverPet.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with AMY WILKINSON, a lecturer at about Stanford University Business School about “The Creator’s Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs” Then on BioTech Nation, JULIE PAPANEK, a Healthcare Investor with Canaan Partners in Menlo Park, talks about their tech and healthcare investments, what they are looking for, which ones do they fund and why. Included are quitting smoking and new approaches in the treatment of diabetes. Also, DR. MICHAEL BERELOWITZ, the Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board at Oramed Pharmaceuticals, talks about their work to avoid the need for injections in diabetes, juvenile hormone and more.