When Science Catches Up with Fiction

When I was writing my novel, The Rest Is Silence – a story that deals, in part, with the genetic engineering of a bacterium that eats plastic – I figured that the technical aspects eventually would be undermined by new scientific discoveries. In my book, Benny is a young molecular geneticist who engineers … Continue reading

Biopharmaceuticals by the Metric Tonne

I wrote the cover article, “Future Factories for Manufacturing Flexibility”, for the current issue of Pharmaceutical Engineering about biopharmaceutical manufacturing. It came about from my interview with John Cox, executive VP of Pharmaceutical Operations and Technology at Biogen. Biogen, a biotech company with 18 biopharmaceutical experimental therapeutic drugs in development, most of which … Continue reading