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Laura Strong
Works at Quintessence Biosciences
Attended University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lives in Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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With all the recent talk about blood testing (courtesy largely of Mark Cuban), I recently wrote a post from my personal experiences combined with cancer drug development perspective:
Blood: Underappreciated Resource in the Health/Disease?
Alternative title: Pitching a VC on Disruption of Blood Testing You may have seen some recent editorials about the necessary frequency of blood tests for healthy individuals, many of them prompted ...
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A new post: Precision in Oncology: Using Macro & Micro. Can improving data capture & mining of macro data (ex: tumor location) lead to better outcomes?
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Very cool science video of a cytotoxic T cell killing a cancer cell. Courtesy of Alex T. Ritter (part of Celldance 2014 from American Society for Cell Biology)
Wow! It’s one thing to know that the immune system has the power to destroy cancerous cells. But it’s quite another thing to see a cytotoxic T cell actually take out a cancer cell right before your...
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Next Biotech in Wisconsin Meetup: Improving your Odds for SBIR Funding, featuring biotech companies Swallow Solutions and Kiio as well as the CTC (Tuesday Jan 6 at 545PM @ University Research Park)
Have you wondered whether the SBIR/STTR program would be a good fit for your company’s products? Have you explored programs to speed your learning curve and increase your chances of success? Learn from Lydia Zeller of Kiio and Jackie Hind of Swallow Solutions about their experience with the grant process and the SBIR/STTR Assistance program at the Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC). About the companies: Kiio's technology, a patented wi...
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New post: How could science (scientists) break the internet? Maybe thru the tech folks'  Breakthrough Prizes?? (PS If u don't know #breaktheinternet meme, be warned that exploring now may be dangerous!)
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On Tuesday September 30, our biotech in WI meetup will be about the Intersection of Biotech (Rx/Dx) & Technology. See the link to register & for location.

I'll talk about the current methods used to capture patient data in diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making and how technology can be applied to these improve collection and use of patient reported outcomes.

About me: Laura E. Strong, Ph.D., is the President and Chief Operating Officer at Quintessence Biosciences. Dr. Strong's primary responsibility is advancing the company's proprietary cancer therapies through human clinical trials to market. A major component of this work has been the development and execution of a regulatory and clinical strategy for a protein-based cancer therapeutic.
Intersection of Biotech (Rx/Dx) & Technology Laura Strong will talk about the current methods used to capture patient data in diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making and how technology can be applied to these improve collection and use of patient reported outcomes. Laura E. Strong, Ph.D., is the President and Chief Operating Officer at Quintessence Biosciences. Dr. Strong's primary responsibility is advancing the company's proprietary cancer t...
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Great news for cancer drug developers: Novel Targets Podcast has launched courtesy of Sally Church and Pieter Droppert. Access is free & there are already sessions up!
Novel Targets Podcast features the science around innovative new pharma biotech drugs, gene and cell therapies
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What does "patient centric" mean for pharma/biotech? I shared some thoughts for "Re-Imagining the Future of the Life-sciences Industry" in the most recent issue of PharmaVOICE 
Future of the Life-sciences - Significant innovations, specifically personalized medicine, consumer empowerment are creating an industry sea change.
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The T cell vs. Mr. T cell - great throwback graphic!
He gonna kick some pathogen ass. (also as T shirt )
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New blog post: We All Need a Risk Framework, where I reframe the risk portion of Marks' investment book "The Most Important Thing" to the viewpoint of entrepreneurs (and management).
 
"There are few things as risky as the widespread belief that there’s no risk." - Howard Marks
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Reflections from Dohmen Life Science Services Entrepreneur Summit in Milwaukee - Innovation via a 5th generation life science company. The 3rd one about the straight line of success resonates!
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Madison is a hotbed for Biotechnology firms doing cool things like building medical diagnostic testing kits, supporting groundbreaking research and  developing new products that will shape the way we look at farming in the future.  Come join us for the evening and listen as some interesting folks tell us about some of the thrilling, peculiar and sometimes just plain crazy insights they have gained about life through working in the field of Biotechnology.

The presenters include: Peter Fuhrken from Cellular Dynamics, James Smagala from the Center for Disease Control, Mark Cook from University of Wisconsin – Madison, Laura Heisler from Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), Dave McCabe from the Midwest  Laboratory Robotics Interest Group and JoAnne Robbins from Swallow Solutions.

This event is free and open to the public on Thursday August 28, 2014 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Madison is a hotbed for Biotechnology firms  doing cool things like building medical diagnostic testing kits, supporting groundbreaking research and  developing new products that will shape the way we look at farming in the future.  Come join us for the evening and listen as some interesting folks tell us about some of the thrilling, peculiar and sometimes just plain crazy insights they have gained about life through working in the field of Biote...
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Advancing a cancer drug technology from discovery stage to clinical stage
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  • Quintessence Biosciences
    President and COO, present
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Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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Run a private biotech company focused on developing EVade RNases as cancer drugs
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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Chemistry, PhD
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