That Startup Show: How Ethical Is Biotech?

This week on That Startup Show we are examining the ins-and-outs of body tech.

Inventors and entrepreneurs are creating technology that will change our relationship with our own bodies, building brilliant businesses in the process.

The world is poised for drastic changes in the fields of biotech, health tech, and med tech, but the pathway to commercialisation has not always been easy.

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Huge failures, such as Theranos, have made investors reluctant in recent times. How can confidence be restored?

We also consider the ethical implications that arise from technology like CRISPR, an open source gene modification platform.

Hosts Rae Johnston and Ben Law welcome to the panel Alison Hardacre, co-founder and co-CEO of HealthKit, and Leah Heiss, an academic focussing on human-centred design.

Garry Williams, GM of Melbourne Science Gallery, also joins us as guest correspondent. Pitching their startups this week are:

  • Adam Miller, managing director of Budding Tech, a startup pioneering the development of the medical marijuana industry in Australia.
  • Wei Sue, founder of Navi Technologies, who is on a mission to transform how Umbilical Venous Catheterisation procedures are being performed, and to ultimately enable better care for patients.
  • Robert Joseph, founder of ANTI Ordinary. ANTI Ordinary is developing a world first, a beanie with a patented design that’s as safe as a helmet. Our host Rae puts it to the test!

That Startup Show is supported by Launch Victoria, Australian Government and Gizmodo with community support from Girl Geek Academy, Academy Xi, Sidekicker, She Starts and Blue Chilli. Check back every Wednesday for a new episode on Gizmodo.

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