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August 05, 2010

Techonomy - Reinventing Life Sciences: Realizing the full potential of the New

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Reinventing Life Sciences: Realizing the full potential of the New Biology

Speaker: Stephen Quake, Stanford University
Introduced by: Rodney Pearlman, RPM Pharma

Joined by: Brook Byers, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Susan Desmond-Hellmann, UCSF

fluidic integrated circuits, formulator device (2004),
Now microfluidic LSI (2002-2007)
Fluidigm corporation was set up to monetize microfluidic work


* geotype salmon, faster, cheaper and with less reagent
* colon stem cells are responsible for the ocntinuous regeneration of the colonic epithlium
* cancer is a disease of heterogenaity

* also founded Helicos (DNA sequencing firm), which is part of lowering the cost of sequencing to democratize access to sequencing.






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