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Synthetic Biology Fundamentals with Sam Lee

In Bio2040’s latest episode we had the chance to talk to Sam Lee, a long-time veteran of the biotech space. He is currently working in the R&D program management at Bio-N-Tech and recently set up the IndieBio incubator in New York. Before that, Sam has been working as a Head of Innovation at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, has worked as a management consultant and pharma research director. His first job was in the packaging department of Dupont. Sam has Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Toronto.

This episode covers some of the history and fundamentals of the synthetic biology and biomanufacturing space.

0:00 Intro & Sam’s Background
4:13 History of Synthetic Biology
7:16 What drove the first forrays into Synthetic Biology, bio-based polyester
10:42 Sugar vs Oil as a feedstock
13:59 Unit Economics of Biofuel & building block chemicals
18:24 Plastics & the End of Globalization
22:04 Examples of Biomanufacturing Businesses
25:09 Biomanufacturing Version 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0
27:45 Human Milk Oligosaccharides
30:51 How does Synbio R&D work?
37:59 Cell-free Systems
45:42 Where is Synbio going, cultured meat
48:21 Final Thoughts

Listen to the episode here, or on iTunes.

The Transcript is available below.

Slides from Sam Lee with the Podcast

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