Lab to Startup

Lab to Startup

Hundreds of thousands of researchers around the world are working to improve life and address imminent threats to humanity. Often, the research ends up in the “Scientific valley of death” in the form of publications and patents that never see the light of the day.

Welcome to “Lab to Startup” a podcast aimed at showcasing the effort needed to translate lab research to startups. The show has two main goals: 1. Sharing the stories of those scientists and engineers who have successfully founded startups based on the research at university and national labs. 2. Highlighting the resources and tools needed to help those aspiring to launch startups in the deeptech space.

We also want this show to be a way to communicate those technology development stories to the general public (taxpayers funding the research) in the hope that they will continue to support such research and startups.

Recent Episodes

Enabling Awesome through MBC Biolabs, Mission Bio Capital & Mission Bay Capital

Nov. 23, 2021

Douglas Crawford, Ph.D., is the General Manager of MBC Biolabs, Managing Partner of Mission BioCapital, a VC fund investing in life sciences startups at the seed and Series A stages. We talk about the facilities that help sc…

Rocket Fund- helping academic innovators in the cleantech and sustainability space turn their technologies into commercial realities through grants, mentoring and education.

Nov. 16, 2021

Stephanie Yanchinski is the Director of Entrepreneurship of the Resnick Sustainability Institute at the California institute of technology. We cover the details of the Rocket Fund grants, application process, funding criteri…

Designing hardware: "Idea to prototype"

Nov. 9, 2021

Mark Brinkerhoff is the President of Fusion Design, a consultancy that has helped design over 1500 hardware products from concept to creation stages. We cover the concept of design, building the requirement documents (MRD, P…

Mission Bio- Startup providing cancer researchers with the only multi-omics single-cell technology solution that simultaneously detects SNV, CNV, and protein data from the same cell.

Nov. 2, 2021

Mission Bio is a startup that pioneered high throughput single cell sequencing. We talk about how they are helping researchers and clinicians unlock single-cell biology to enable the discovery, development, and delivery of p…

Lessons learnt from designing electronics, firmware, and software with a focus on wearable devices.

Oct. 26, 2021

- Most challenging projects are the ones where the customer/client doesn't listen. - Current and future states of wearable industry and future - Remote monitoring of patients is here to stay (thanks to COVID) and wearables a…

4DMT- Gene therapy company that customizes AAV vectors to target specific tissues associated with the underlying diseases.

Oct. 19, 2021

Prof. David Schaffer and Dr. David Kirn are the co-founders of 4D Molecular Therapeutics (4DMT). We cover the founding story, underlying technology development, funding from research grants to IPO, partnerships with pharma a…