Inside Biotech Podcast

Inside Biotech is an exciting new podcast from BCLA, which focuses on the science behind SoCal’s most innovative new biotech companies. This monthly podcast, hosted by Dr. Yewande Pearse, is the perfect way for LA’s biotech community to stay informed about current progress and developments, and features conversations with scientists, entrepreneurs, and investors about the cutting edge science that goes on inside their companies. On Inside Biotech, science story-telling meets big business, touching on a range of themes from across the world of southern California’s biotechnology industry. 

Series 2: The Dish on Biotech in Food

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Episode 5

Wild Earth, a CA Startup, is creating plant-based protein foods for dogs. Not only is the food great for dogs, it is also a meat free alternative that relieves pressure on the environment. To learn more, we virtually sat down with the CEO of Wild Earth, Ryan Bethencourt.

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Episode 6

A LA based growth equity firm, PowerPlant Partners is hunting for the next consumer wellness company or product. We sat down with the VP of the Investment Team, Julianne Hummelberg, to learn more about the company and the next trends in healthy food.

Series 1: Alternative Careers in Biotech

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Episode 4

Microalgae is potentially the biggest new source of energy and a food source. A vital energy source in all ecosystems, microalgae can be transformed into supplements. We sat down with Lyxia's former R&D Senior Process Designer Peter Mponzi to find out how they partner with researchers in Shenzhen, China to make extractions.

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Episode 1

How does cannabis go from the plant to your pocket safely? Join Dr. Yewande Pearse PhD, Social Media Associate at biotech Connection Los Angeles, as she speaks with Layleen (Leong) Sabino, VP of Operations at Cannalysis — an LA based company that focuses on efficiently testing new cannabis products so that they meet state guidelines.

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Episode 2

Science news is important. It is, however, often inaccessible, hard to read, or rampant with misinformation. Enter Massive Science: a scientific content and media company who trains scientists to become expert storytellers. Join Dr. Yewande Pearse as she chats with founders Nadja Ortelt and Allan Lasser.

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Episode 3

Drawn by the pitter patter of their paws, sweet purrs, and companionship, cats (felis cactus) have been interacting with humans for the last 8,000 years. Despite our long history with cats, we know little of them. Anna Skaya, founder of Basepaws, is closing this gap by creating a genomic database that enables the company to learn more about cats.