Talk Polymath: Evidence-based Conversations

Ep. 2 | Reinventing Drug Manufacturing

March 02, 2021 Season 1 Episode 2
Talk Polymath: Evidence-based Conversations
Ep. 2 | Reinventing Drug Manufacturing
Show Notes

The second episode of the Talk Polymath podcast discusses the concept behind “Pharmacy on Demand” and how a distributed medicine manufacturing network could help create a safe and reliable supply of medicines for communities worldwide. Our guests for this episode are Tyler McQuade, Ph.D., Chief Innovation Officer, On Demand Pharmaceuticals; and Mickey McManus, Senior Advisor and Executive Coach at BCG, and Research Fellow Emeritus at Autodesk.

Tyler McQuade, Ph.D., is a former Program Manager and Deputy Director at the Defense Sciences Office at DARPA. Dr. McQuade also served as the Chief Technology Officer for the Medicines for All Institute in Richmond, VA, which was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. As a professor of chemistry and chemical engineering, he has taught at numerous universities. Dr. McQuade earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin and completed his postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow.
Find Dr. McQuade on social: LinkedIn

Mickey McManus is a pioneer in the field of collaborative innovation, pervasive computing, human-centered design and education. He holds 12 patents in the areas of connected products, vehicles, and services. He is an executive coach to high-potential leaders, a senior advisor at BCG, and research fellow emeritus at Autodesk's Office of the CTO.
Find Mickey on social: Linkedin | Twitter

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Talk Polymath is's monthly podcast series which features evidence-based conversations and invites global science leaders to converse about a topic in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. From public health topics such as vaccinations to changing models and trends in technology, this podcast engages in topics of current cultural interest across disciplines.

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