A visual metaphor for the effort that goes into producing a year's supply of Kogenate.
A fermenter - smaller than what you see at a winery or a brewery, but the concept is the same.
The pretty aerial view of Bayer (Credit: Bayer - for all the photos)
The "mainstream media" (as in non-science-focused) is full of stories about GreenTech. MedTech gets no respect. I'm willing to bet this is because one has to understand a fair bit of science to cover MedTech.
So bear with me as I attempt to share what Bayer manufactures in Berkeley. (I've been working on a story that will air on the California Report Thursday, but it's all business - no science.)
Here's Peter Kramer, Bayer’s Director of Manufacturing Sciences, speaking at length about Factor VIII.
Some helpful definitions:
he·mo·phil·i·a: an X-linked genetic disorder in which excessive bleeding occurs owing to the absence or abnormality of a clotting factor in the blood.
ly·oph·i·lize: to dry by freezing in a high vacuum.
Rachael Myrow hosts the California Report for KQED. Over 14 years in public radio, she's specialized in covering heavy, complicated stuff like economics, transportation and politics. But every now and then, she does manage to squeeze in a feature about fruit, booze, sushi, and other consumer issues related to food and drink.
Shifting Gears is a yearlong, multi-platform project from The California Report. On public radio, and right here online, we’re exploring how California’s manufacturing industry — and the people in it — are adapting to a changing industry and economy. More...