The Business of Biotech took a road trip to Pittsburgh to visit with Peptilogics CEO and founder Dr. Jonathan Steckbeck, whose Ph.D. work was inspired by the loss of his father-in-law to a hospital-borne infection. That work subsequently led to the formation of a company committed to leveraging peptide therapeutics to address PJI (prosthetic joint infection), cystic fibrosis infection, as well as rare genetic disease and oncological indications. Dr. Steckbeck walks us through the transition of his academic work into a clinical-stage company, how he's sustaining the company in a lean capital market, and the virtues of doing biotech business in Pittsburgh.
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