Tumor Tissue Banking
Show: Ask Dr. DeSilva
Saving and Storing Tumor Tissue
Linda Powers from the HealthBank tissue bank joins the show to explain what tissue banking is and the importance of saving and storing tumor tissue.
Linda Powers is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Toucan Management LLC, the manager of Toucan Capital. Ms. Powers has more than six years’ experience in seed and early stage venture capital investing, and over 15 years’ experience in corporate finance and restructurings, M&A, joint ventures and IP licensing. Ms. Powers has been appointed to three Governors’ Commissions created to determine how to build the respective states’ biotech and other high tech industries. Ms. Powers is a Board member of Moffitt Technology Corporation, a for-profit arm of Moffitt Cancer Center (third largest cancer center in US), a Board member of the Trudeau Institute, well known for its research specializing in immunology, and the Chair of the Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission, administering the state’s stem cell funding program. Ms. Powers serves on the steering committee of the National Academy of Sciences evaluating Federal grant programs, and on the Advisory Board of US Department of Commerce NIST Advanced Technology Program. Ms. Powers also serves on the boards of directors of seven biotech companies. Ms. Powers holds a BA (Woodrow Wilson School/Economics) from Princeton University, where she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She also earned a JD degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.
Dr. Derrick DeSilva