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Author: Lou Kassa, CEO of the PABC

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The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center (PABC) is a nonprofit life sciences incubator dedicated to the creation of a world-class biotechnology center; to the promotion of regional economic development and job creation; and to the education and training of tomorrow’s researchers. 
More here: https://www.pabiotechbc.org

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We've got three fascinating conversations: one with serial, successful entrepreneur and scientist Ren Capocasale, another with Dr. Allen Reitz, CEO of Fox Chase Therapeutics Discovery Inc., and a third with a stellar Bucks Co. native and emerging scientist who did our high school summer program and a college internship at the PABC. This episode is sponsored by Pofabro Communications. 
The PABC “is like a smart phone with a bunch of apps in it,” says Maria Middleburg of Serologix, a longtime member of our center! Hear more from her and Dr. Scott Willett, director of academic affairs at the Blumberg Institute and mentor to young scientists in a new episode of Biotech Insiders!  Learn more on our podcast sponsor, Pofabro Communications here! Interested in sponsoring an episode? Reach out to alaina.schukraft@hepb.org for more information! 
Lou Kassa, CEO of the Hepatitis B Foundation, Blumberg Institute & Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center (PABC), talks with Dr. Lillian Chiang, CEO of Evrys Bio, about the company's start and what's to come! Also, we have Dr. Timothy Block, co-founder of PABC and its sister organizations, with Dr. Thomas Shenk, Founder of Evrys Bio, focusing on the scientific path the company is taking. Finally, we have a "Where are you now segment?" featuring Miranda Song, a former PABC intern currently at the University of Maryland. Learn more on our podcast sponsor, Pofabro Communications here! Interested in sponsoring an episode? Reach out to alaina.schukraft@hepb.org for more information! 
Lou Kassa, CEO of the Hepatitis B Foundation, Blumberg Institute & Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center (PABC), and Edward Tate, director of communications for those organizations, talk with Sanjay Batra, CEO, of WeThrivv & VIAS Partners, on his scientific journey. Also, we have Dr. Timothy Block, co-founder of PABC and its sister organizations, with Aykan Karabudak, Head of Immunology at Emergex Vaccines, on what led Aykan to a career in science and his position now. 
Gov. Shapiro not only toured the PABC with DCED Sec. Rick Siger, he met with CEO Lou Kassa, others on our leadership team, and the CEOs of several PABC-member companies 
Our first episode offers a conversation between Dr. Timothy Block, founder of the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center (PABC), and Lou Kassa, who is CEO of the PABC, Hepatitis B Foundation and Blumberg Institute. Lou has been running the PABC for the past seven years. The podcast also provides a bit of biotech news from the region and a perspective from Madison Charnigo, a graduate of Central Bucks High School East now at Purdue University on a prestigious Beering scholarship. Madison studied and worked at the PABC!
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