BIO Podcast 2023 Fall Season Launch
New Season of I am BIO Podcast Covers Birds, Bees, and Bugs
Fall 2023 season explores biotech solutions for
wildlife conservation, bee health, drug-resistant bugs, and more
Washington – (Aug. 30, 2023) – Save the date―the Biotechnology Innovation Organization will launch the fall season of the I AM BIO podcast, on September 5th. The popular podcast began airing in 2020 and dives into conversations about cutting-edge innovations around healthcare and the role of biotech in shaping a sustainable future.
The season’s first episode explores scientists’ work on finding an alternative to using horseshoe crab blood to test for contaminants in drugs. Researchers have developed a synthetic alternative to the crab’s blood, and they believe that widespread adoption of the recombinant version will assist in conserving the crustacean, as well as the endangered birds that depend on them for food.
“Our podcast on the horseshoe crab is a fascinating story of how an animal that most of us have never even seen provides an essential ingredient for testing injectable pharmaceuticals. Yet it is not sustainable,” said Theresa Brady, Executive Producer of the I am BIO podcast. “A synthetic alternative provides us an exciting opportunity to significantly contribute to the conservation of the horseshoe crab and the red knot—an endangered shorebird that relies on the eggs of horseshoe crabs for survival.”
This, and other topics will round out a fall season full of insight into the world of biotechnology.
Additional episodes will cover:
- Biotech advances to save bees
- Female scientists at the forefront of new technologies
- How biotech start-ups survive the valley of death
- The promise of synbio to make manufacturing more sustainable
- Narrowly escaping death from an antimicrobial-resistant bug
Guests on the I AM BIO podcast are experts on the topics discussed and explain science in clear, engaging narratives.