Best Of 2021: The Medidata Show with Glen de Vries
Today, we revisit one of our favorite episodes from 2021 featuring Glen DeVries, Co-CEO at Medidata, the most used platform for clinical trials worldwide. Tragically, Glen died in a plane crash in November. We remember him for his great work, including his book, “The Patient Equation: The Precision Medicine Revolution in the Age of COVID-19.” Glen was unique in the annals of woke brainiacs who lived in the hyper multi-syllable world of science, data, and related semantic geekery AND YET he was hyperaware that average Jane’s and Joe’s like you and me prefer to actually understand the words emanating from the mouths of “science people” that may or may not be critical in helping us make life-altering medical decisions. Enjoy our conversation about Moore’s Law and how it applies to the intersection of biology and technology, how we might need to reframe the concept of an impending robot apocalypse, and whether HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey could be our future gatekeeper to a clinical trial.