Beginner's Mind

#93: Thomas Schubert - The Role of Biophysics in Drug Development and Drug Discovery: What you Need to Know

December 09, 2022 Christian Soschner Season 3 Episode 34
Beginner's Mind
#93: Thomas Schubert - The Role of Biophysics in Drug Development and Drug Discovery: What you Need to Know
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Show Notes

What is the Role of Biophysics in Drug Development and Drug Discovery?

In this episode, I speak with Dr. Thomas Schubert, CEO of 2bind, a provider of biophysical outsourcing solutions for the pharmaceutical. Dr. Schubert discusses the role of biophysics in drug development and the importance of outsourcing in the pharmaceutical industry.

⭐ In this episode, we talk about:
The Role of Biophysics in Drug Development
The Role of Biophysics in Antibody Research
Success Stories in Biophysics
The Development of the Life Science Industry in Europe from the Biophysicist's Perspective
Future Trends in Drug Discovery and Drug Development

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Today’s speaker is Thomas Schubert, CEO of 2bind

Dr. Thomas Schubert received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 2012 from the University of Regensburg. Dr. Schubert joined 2bind in 2012 and was called for the CEO position in 2013. Dr. Schubert received the degree Betriebswirt (business economist) in 2014.

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📚 Book mentions in the episode:
The Power Law
Das Netzwerkunternehmen

📖 Memorable Quotes:
(04:30) “At 2bind, we are active with Webinars to educate people.”
(08:15) “Biophysics is using physical measurement and interpretation to understand Biology"
(24:40) “Many different changes in the environment of drug discovery occurred, and all of them pushed Biophysics.”
(52:30) “Always employ people that are better than you”
(01:29:27) “Biophysics will play a big role in Drug Discovery in 10 years”

⏰ Timestamps:
(00:00) Intro 
(02:00) Recap Bio Europe in Leipzig and Bio International in San Diego after the Pandemic Break
(04:15) Integrating Social Media into Business Strategies
(07:30) The Role of Biophysics in Drug Development
(11:00) Background Thomas Schubert and 2bind
(20:00) How has the Role of Biophysics in Drug Development evolved over the last 10 years
(26:30) The Role of Biophysics in Antibody Research & Development
(29:30) Biophysics and ADCs
(33:00) 2bind’s position in the pharmaceutical value chain
(38:30) How to combine scientific and development mindsets in the industry
(43:30) Competition and Expertise in the Biophysics World
(46:15) Technologies used in biophysical research projects
(52:19) Challenges for Entrepreneurs Running a Deep Tech Service Business
(56:30) Success Story #1: Lead Identification with 2bind
(58:30) Success Story #2: Formulation Study with an HIV Vaccine Candidate
(01:03:00) The Big Challenges for Pharma in this Century – Antibiotics, HIV, Cancer
(01:10:00) The Development of the Life Science Industry in Europe 
(01:17:00) Outsourcing – when is it the best solution for companies?
(01:24:00) Future Trends in Drug Discovery and Drug Development from the Biophysicist’s Perspective
(01:36:00) Epigenetics, AI, and Chess
(01:43:00) How to Connect with Thomas Schubert


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