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Guest: Nola Masterson, Founder, Science FuturesBio and Contact Info
Chapters: (Advance the marker)
0:59 A career with many "firsts"
5:00 Some very creative financing models in the early days
9:11 Going for the "big one" and the founding of Sequenom
17:08 What excites you about the industry today?
20:10 Bioethics and the Dalai Lama
23:47 The open science conflict
26:16 Bullish about the IT industry bringing biotech into the 21st Century
28:25 A childhood dream come true
Today's show will give you some of everything. Our guest is Nola Masterson. She was the first biotech analyst on Wall Street, she's a founder of Sequenom, and she blazed trails in venture capital. Ever on the front lines, she reminisces about earlier times, but also weighs in on issues of today. What perspective has her career given her on bioethics? What does she think of the strong movement toward "open science." Never at a loss, Nola Masterson has been called "the guru of biotech."