Sept. 8, 2022

Med Tech Talks Ep. 63: Dr. Karolina Valente Pt. 1

Med Tech Talks Ep. 63: Dr. Karolina Valente Pt. 1

🐀 Move over lab rats, 3D printers are here to take your jobs 🤖
3-D printing microvasculature for cancer drug testing is no longer the stuff of Gray’s Anatomy - in Part 1 of Geoffrey Ching’s conversation with Dr. Karolina Valente, CEO and founder of VoxCe...


🐀 Move over lab rats, 3D printers are here to take your jobs 🤖

3-D printing microvasculature for cancer drug testing is no longer the stuff of Gray’s Anatomy - in Part 1 of Geoffrey Ching’s conversation with Dr. Karolina Valente, CEO and founder of VoxCell Bio Innovation, we find out how she began her journey as an engineer and later steered into the field of biomedical research and innovation at the University of Victoria, to finally founding VoxCell BioInnovation.

 

Timestamps:

1:42 - 4:30 - Karolina explains what a normal day looks like for her: acquiring funding for VoxCell, managing an expanding team, and dealing with two jobs at the same time

4:30 - 7:40 - From humanities to chemical engineering to biomedical innovation, a snippet of Karolina’s unique educational journey.

7:40 - 10:30 - Brazil → Portugal → Canada; how a co-op in biomedical engineering during her graduation set Karolina on her path to her Ph.D.

11:00 - 15:55 - UVic over University of Toronto - why Karolina chose to become a big fish in a smaller pond

15:55 - 28:38 - How Karolina’s personal attitude toward work and the science that she encountered during her PhD led to the inception of VoxCell.