On July 22, the Daily Breeze published “Biotech explodes in LA County, tackling everything from sickle-cell anemia to spider-free silk”, which quotes Steve Kay, who leads USC’s Michaelson Center for Convergent Bioscience.
“We are converging engineers, scientists and biomedical practitioners to accelerate translational research, and we’ve built one of Los Angeles’ largest research buildings.” says Kay, “The wet-lab space is what our faculty uses to make discoveries. We’re specifically interested in the unique juxtaposition of engineering, medicine and science with the advent of precision medicine.”
The article highlights USC’s research: ‘A group of USC engineers, scientists and biomedical practitioners are planning a biotech business park in East Los Angeles called LA Bioscience Hub. They’re already making nanoparticles that can attach to specific tumor cells to illuminate otherwise hidden cancer cells before they spread widely.’
The article mentions the ‘future of health care is highly individualized treatments enabled by new technology, according to industry experts’.
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