This is a really good vlog post by Jorge Conde on where healthcare is going - its totally related to my favorite quote from “The Strain” “In order to fix the hardware you need to re-write the software”. In this talk at the recent a16z summit he explains why biology is the original IT industry and in turn, biology is making us re-invent IT technology itself.
In nov 2017, the U.S. spent $2.6 trillion on healthcare in 2010; this is expected to double by 2020. Why so expensive? And why has healthcare been so resistant to the innovations that could bring costs down; why is it still so time-consuming and difficult to bring effective solutions to market?
By enabling a more powerful understanding of biology, tech is literally "rewriting" how the healthcare industry discovers, tests, and brings new medicines to market... and ultimately, to patients.
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