TEDxBoerhaavedistrictStudio: Walk in the Park
Leiden, February 21, 2022 – TEDxBoerhaavedistrictStudio guides us through a virtual ‘Walk in the Park’ with inspiring TEDx speakers from the Boerhaavedistrict in Leiden, The Netherlands. Each month, a guest speaker from the district shares ideas worth spreading. This month, Jos Joore (MIMETAS’ CEO) spoke at the second stop of the virtual ‘Walk in the Park’ through the Boerhaavedistrict in Gemeente Leiden. In his TEDxBoerhaavedistrictStudio Talk, Jos explains why the development of pharmaceuticals is a hugely expensive and uncertain process and offers a possible solution for more efficient drug development.
'’We need better models that are 'more than human' to address diseases more efficiently. Because the wrong model leads to the wrong drug.’’
Watch the TEDx talk below where Jos discusses how MIMETAS is changing the way new drugs are discovered.
About Jos Joore
Jos Joore is a biologist, biotech entrepreneur, and co-CEO & co-founder of MIMETAS in The Netherlands. Their innovative ‘organ-on-a-chip disease models,’ have paved a way for more human/patient-centric drug discovery and development approaches within the pharmaceutical industry. Jos has over 30 years of experience working in bioscience with innovative biotech companies, and hopes to change the way we approach drug development against 21st century diseases, and improve the focus to be more holistic for patients.
TEDx is a grassroots initiative, created in the spirit of TED’s overall mission to research and discover “ideas worth spreading.” TEDx brings the spirit of TED to local communities around the globe through TEDx events. These events are organized by passionate individuals who seek to uncover new ideas and to share the latest research in their local areas that spark conversations in their communities.