MedCity News February 9, 2024
The new era of full-stack compute-enabled bio companies will drive incredible advances in human health.
The first biotech revolution began 50 years ago when molecular biologists used DNA engineering to introduce a foreign genetic sequence into a bacteria and successfully produce a protein not encoded by the host genome. This revolutionary moment enabled a new era of scientific research that has radically advanced our understanding of how cells function in health and disease. It also opened the door to wholly new classes of therapies (recombinant proteins, monoclonal antibodies, targeted small molecules, gene and cell therapies, and gene editing) that have improved health outcomes for millions of patients.
Despite the transformative power of the first biotech revolution, traditional biopharmaceutical drug development...