The Biotech Podcast

#9 - Professor Bob Langer - Vaccines, Nanotech and Transforming Medicine

February 04, 2021 Season 1 Episode 9
The Biotech Podcast
#9 - Professor Bob Langer - Vaccines, Nanotech and Transforming Medicine
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The Biotech Podcast
#9 - Professor Bob Langer - Vaccines, Nanotech and Transforming Medicine
Feb 04, 2021 Season 1 Episode 9

From the delivery of the mRNA vaccines into cells to the delivery of chemotherapy directly to tumours, it is fair to say Professor Bob Langer has revolutionised modern medicine. Bob is the 4th most cited individual of all time and having founded over 40 biotechnology companies including Moderna, Bob is, without doubt, one of the most influential scientists alive today.

Full Synopsis:

00:00 - Introductions
2:12 - Angiogenesis inhibitors and drug-delivery systems
5:50 - Conventional wisdom and challenging sceptics 
13:52 - How to go about solving a problem
20:20 - Changing the world
22:14 - Pursuing your passions and academia
28:54 - Setting up a company and using impact as a metric
35:28 - The Moderna vaccine and nanoparticles
42:08 - Advice for young scientists and the exciting areas of research today


Show Notes

From the delivery of the mRNA vaccines into cells to the delivery of chemotherapy directly to tumours, it is fair to say Professor Bob Langer has revolutionised modern medicine. Bob is the 4th most cited individual of all time and having founded over 40 biotechnology companies including Moderna, Bob is, without doubt, one of the most influential scientists alive today.

Full Synopsis:

00:00 - Introductions
2:12 - Angiogenesis inhibitors and drug-delivery systems
5:50 - Conventional wisdom and challenging sceptics 
13:52 - How to go about solving a problem
20:20 - Changing the world
22:14 - Pursuing your passions and academia
28:54 - Setting up a company and using impact as a metric
35:28 - The Moderna vaccine and nanoparticles
42:08 - Advice for young scientists and the exciting areas of research today