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Learning Opportunity: Innovation Rally – Ailis Tweed-Kent – Cocoon Biotech
November 22, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Innovation Rallies at the IDEA Center at Notre Dame feature a nice, free lunch; innovative speakers; networking and an interactive showcase of emerging and cutting-edge technologies.
Ailis Tweed-Kent, M.D., is a Notre Dame alumna and the CEO and founder of Cocoon Biotech, Inc., a Boston-based startup seeking to advance silk fibroin as a material science platform with broad potential in the human health, animal health, agriculture, and consumer product industries. Cocoon Biotech believes silk’s unique properties offer the potential to transform our ability to formulate, deliver, and stabilize molecules, with resulting improvements in manufacturing processes, safety, and efficacy. Additionally, Cocoon argues that the remarkable strength and tunable material characteristics exhibited by silk enable impactful and far-reaching innovation.