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The Future of Biotech in India

The past not turning out to be what one wanted, does not mean that the future can’t be better than one imagined. India is one of the most competitive countries to thrive in, but it does have plenty of opportunities if one is passionate enough to explore and seize… Read more

We’re Recruiting for GapSummit 2018!

If you have a flair for design or a knack for IT, we’re looking for you to join in bring together GapSummit 2018! Get your application in by the 5th March. Position descriptions are available here:… Read more

Enabling research for development: Indonesia

Low investment in research and development (R&D) remains a challenge in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Indonesia, for instance, spends less than 0.1% of its GDP on R&D.  A new grant scheme, the Indonesian Science Fund (ISF), was launched earlier this year to encourage more research in priority areas such as biotechnology. The ISF has at its disposal almost 80 billion IDR (about 60 million USD) to fund around 200… Read more

BioBeat Movers and Shakers & BioBeat16

This year’s BioBeat 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness has just been released and among them are a bevy of leading women in biotech with strong connections to GBR, including: Kate Bingham (GapSummit 2014 Speaker) Jackie Hunter, CBE (GapSummit 2016 Speaker) Emma Sceats (GapSummit 2016 Speaker) And our own Ipshita Mandal, President and Co-Founder of GBR. The full list of this year’s… Read more

Science Globalization: A U.S. Perspective

I look upon ourselves as partners in all of this, and that each of us contributes and does what he can do best. And so I see not a top rung and a bottom rung – I see all this horizontally – and I see this as part of a matrix. And I see every human being as having a purpose, a destiny, if you like – the destiny that exists in each of us – and find ways and means to provide such opportunities for… Read more

USA Election 2016: What it means for science and innovation

Hillary Rodham Clinton is in the final stage of her bid for the presidency of the United States of America. As the Democratic candidate, she is continuing the mission of promoting science education, research, and innovation that has been a hallmark of the Obama administration. On her website, you can see a host of issues and… Read more

Leader of Tomorrow’s Novartis BioCamp Experience

Adam was a Leader of Tomorrow at GapSummit 2016 and has continued to Grow, Connect and Challenge through global events. He shared with us his recent experience attending the Novartis International Biotechnology Leadership Camp (BioCamp), a 3-day event that gives 60 select students an in-depth look inside the company. I am always looking for ways in which I can acquire more knowledge on the inner workings of the biotech industry… Read more

Show Me the Money: Funding Alternatives – Finance Online

Professor Alan Barrell is the Entrepreneur in Residence at the Center for Entrepreneurial Learning, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. He has spent more than thirty years in senior executive positions in technology-based industries, mainly Healthcare and Medical Products, and has been CEO and… Read more

Catching Up with Leader of Tomorrow 2014: Emilia Díaz

  Emilia is the founder and CEO of Kaitek Labs a biotech company based in Santiago, Chile that’s creating assays and environmental biosensors based on “bacterial computers.” She is also a regional blogger… Read more

Q&A: Adina Mangubat, CEO & Founder, Spiral Genetics (Part Two)

Adina Mangubat is the founder and CEO of Spiral Genetics. She was named one of Forbes ’30 Under 30′ in 2013 for Science and Healthcare, and one of the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association’s Women to Watch in Life Science. Adina has twice been a speaker at the GapSummit and a mentor for the Voices of Tomorrow Competition. We were fortunate to get some time to catch up… Read more