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“I don’t want to deal with you because you’re a woman.” A man once said this to Miriam Boer. Boer is the founder and chief technology officer of Sonify Biosciences, a private company working on a device to treat melanoma and other skin cancers. “That like, really just blew my mind,” she told Signal.

In this episode of Signal, we take on a subject that might make some of our listeners feel uncomfortable — but more importantly, it should make some of our listeners feel heard. This time we talk sexism in biotech.


Most of us would like to work in places where equality is reality. But in the many conversations we had putting this show together with women across the industry, it seems biotech has a long road still to walk.

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The Signal podcast is produced by Katie Hiler.