Scientist Blue Plunkett speaks to Andrew Kralicek, Chief Technology Officer of Scentian Bio, about biosensors that can detect volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) – or more simply, smells, in liquid and air.
The ground-breaking technology has broad applications across a number of industries, from medical and health applications to food production. Andrew also chats about life as a CTO in a start-up company and the progress made since our previous interview with Andrew five years ago. Note: at the time of recording, Andrew could not disclose Scentian Bio have just been awarded a US $1.7m grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate the development of the detection of human diseases like tuberculosis and malaria. For more podcasts from us, head to: www.plantandfood.com/en-nz/scigest