Dec 11, 2018
In this episode, I spoke with Dr Vik Pandit and Christian Euler, PhD candidate at the University of Toronto, both from Phycus Biotechnologies Inc, an ingredient manufacturer startup based in Toronto. In this conversation, we talked about biotech for cosmetics, including what that means, how it can sustain many ingredients into the future and potentially make them better, the work they’re doing producing naturally derived glycolic acid, and lots more. Since biotech can fall under the umbrella of genetic modifications depending on the technology, we also spent some time talking about GMOs, science, missinformation, the need for more science literacy and critical thinking skills, and how we think we can get there. I really enjoyed speaking with Vik and Christian, and I hope you enjoy the conversation just as much.