#18: Ezhil Subbian, CEO, String Bio


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Ezhil Subbian has completed her degree in Industrial Biotechnology from Anna University, Chennai, and then went on to do a PhD in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Oregon Health & Sciences in Portland. 12 years in the Bay Area as part of the biotechnology industry led to her starting up her own company. She is the CEO of String Bio, a company that leverages methane, produced from waste or natural sources, to create next generation raw materials that are sustainable and traceable.

In this podcast Ezhil talks about how she got started on his journey, how market ready String Bio is, what role politics and regulators play, how do we bridge the gap between law and technology and lastly her hope for a course correction towards a ‘new normal’.


00:58 — Ezhil’s career arc

04:46 — Details of work at String Bio

07:22 — Challenges that String Bio is facing

09:58 — Politics and policy

13:34 — Future of String Bio connected to food security

15:37 — Bridging the gap between law and technology

19:32 — Fundamental shift from agriculture to science to provide food

23:25 — Technology shaping the narrative of sustainability and food security

27:54 — Course correction for a ‘new normal’

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