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First Rounders: Robert Langer

Robert Langer is the David H. Koch institute professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also runs a lab and is cofounder of more than 40 biotech companies. His talk with Nature Biotechnology covers the death of his father, his experience teaching high school science and math, and the requirements for launching a successful biotech.

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First Rounders: Robert Langer. Nat Biotechnol 37, 701 (2019).

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