John Cadwell has had the unique opportunity of taking a small business and making it explode on the biotech scene with a myriad of applications that unfolds as the Universe around us provide us with new problems for which he brings new solutions with his innovative product.
Jim Hardy is a Frederickian who now lives in India where he works as a consultant for the Biotech industry there. We discuss life in India, the biotech industry as well as the good, the bad and the challenges to be overcome in India. We discuss the history of biotech in Frederick, MD as well as its future directions based on current trends.
I had the honor of interviewing Joanne Horn who is the Executive Director of Frederick CREST, an organization dedicated to fostering relationships between graduate students and the biotech industry for internships, externships as well as research collaborations between the two. The organization also helps match qualified candidates from academic school programs to positions in the biotech industry which could be any STEM based employer including the government as well as the major players in the private biotech industry such as big pharmaceuticals. The center also helps academic students get industry based opportunities to conduct qualified research work in support of their thesis with possible future employment opportunities upon graduation.