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BONUS EPISODE: Pandemic Perspectives with Robert Langer

BONUS EPISODE: Pandemic Perspectives with Robert Langer

Update: 2020-06-25
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We talk about COVID-19 with Robert Langer, a chemical engineer and an entrepreneur, who runs the largest biomedical engineering research laboratory in the world at MIT. He has also started numerous biotech companies, including Moderna Therapeutics, a company that’s been making headlines for the COVID-19 vaccine they’re developing.

Langer told us about his work with the Gates Foundation to develop a way for vaccines to self-boost in the body, his work with the sneaker company New Balance to create masks, and his thoughts about how diagnostic testing could be better.

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Host: Alexis Pedrick
Senior Producer: Mariel Carr
Producer: Rigoberto Hernandez
Researcher: Jessica Wade
Audio Engineer: Jonathan Pfeffer

Original music composed by Zach Young.

 

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BONUS EPISODE: Pandemic Perspectives with Robert Langer

BONUS EPISODE: Pandemic Perspectives with Robert Langer