Medicine in the Age of Pandemics: why our innovation system is failing, and how we can fix it Covid-19 is our wake-up call. Deadly pandemics are expected to keep growing in the future and our innovation system for life-saving drug development is ill equipped to deal with it. Here is why and how to fix it. Medicines - the drugs used to treat di... Read this >>
Profile: Kathryn Ibata-Arens - Vincent de Paul Professor
Kathryn Ibata-Arens is Vincent de Paul Professor of Political Economy, DePaul University. A scholar of innovation and entrepreneurship, science and technology policy, and economic development, her most recent book is Beyond Technonationalism: Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Asia. Using the lens of venture start-up firms in China, India, Japan, and Singapore, Beyond Technonationalism finds a new “networked techno-nationalism” guiding national policy and firm-level strategy supporting competitive growth in frontier health and medicine technologies. Her current book manuscript Medicine in the Age of Pandemics is on global intellectual property rights and inclusive innovation in new drug discovery. Ibata-Arens is also researching organizations supporting sustainability of traditional medicine and the plant biodiversity upon which it depends. In her journal articles, blogs, policy briefings, podcasts, and books Ibata-Arens analyzes global investment and trade data complemented by such methods as policy analysis and original fieldwork-based case studies.