Sept. 15, 2022

Med Tech Talks Ep. 63: Dr. Karolina Valente Pt. 2

Med Tech Talks Ep. 63: Dr. Karolina Valente Pt. 2

🖨️ How can 3D printing help with cancer research? A hint from Dr Karolina Valente: think small - about as small as your tiniest blood vessels! 🩸
This time, on part 2 of our conversation with Dr. Karolina Valente, founder of VoxCell BioInno...


🖨️ How can 3D printing help with cancer research? A hint from Dr Karolina Valente: think small - about as small as your tiniest blood vessels! 🩸

This time, on part 2 of our conversation with Dr. Karolina Valente, founder of VoxCell BioInnovation, we find out more about her career and how her need for an extremely precise 3D printer spurred her to make one herself. Karolina tells us more about what VoxCell does, and how their innovations are a step towards accelerating cancer treatment and drug development in the future.

Timestamps:

1:45 - 6:20 - Karolina explains how she pivoted from a Ph.D. in microfluidics to making her own 3D bio-printer.

6:30 - 12:50 - The decision to stay in Canada, teach at UVic, and establish VoxCell, despite other offers from competing companies and from the US.

12:50 - 15:20 - A layman’s guide to what VoxCell does, from the founder herself.

15:20 - 20:40 - Karolina elaborates on how VoxCell is trying to advance drug development with the help of their bio-printers.

20:40 - 22:50 - What the future holds for VoxCell’s bio-printers.

22:50 - 27:30 - Karolina explains what being a team leader is like, and her approach towards personnel management.